Yahoo! launched a new app, called "Yahoo!," for consumers with select BlackBerry, Nokia (Java & Symbian OS) and Sony Ericsson Java mobile phones. The Yahoo! app is currently available to consumers in 43 countries and across 18 different languages.
"Now, consumers will have easy access to all of Yahoo!'s services through the use of one app in parts of Asia Pacific and Latin America, as well as parts of Europe -- ultimately making it easier to find and interact with the full catalog of Yahoo!'s properties and services available in each region, including Yahoo! Mail, Messenger, Flickr, Fantasy Sports and Finance," stated Yahoo!.
The app is packed with a slew of additional user benefits, including:
- Once downloaded, it remains persistent on the device, making the full catalog of Yahoo! services easier to use and discover
- Reduces need for typing long URL's into the mobile browser
- Surfaces Yahoo! services that consumers may not have known about
- Makes it easier to discover snippets of interesting Yahoo! news, sports and financial information throughout the day by surfacing everything in one place
To get the Yahoo! app, go to http://getjar.com/yahoo from your device or search for "Yahoo!" in any of the app stores listed below:
- Nokia Ovi store
- Blackberry App store
- Airtel App store
[Source: Yahoo! Mobile blog]