Y! Mobile launches Yahoo! Maktoob in Arabic and English in 17 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates and Morocco.
"Mobile Internet usage in this region continues to grow at break-neck speed, surging by more than 1,000% during the last decade, yet consider this: only 1% of online content is in Arabic today, but 5% of the world 's online population speaks Arabic. With over 50 million people expected to come online in this region in the next two to three years, it's one of the fastest growing markets in the world AND one of the fastest growing languages on the Internet," Yahoo stated.
"New Maktoob mobile homepage brings together the best of the Web with the best of Yahoo! Maktoob, in a single mobile destination. Initially, consumers in the region will've access to the Arabic and English versions of the Maktoob homepage, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Messenger, Yahoo! Search, and Maktoob News and then eventually localized versions of properties like Yahoo! Sports and Yahoo! Finance," Yahoo said.
Click this link to see what it looks like on your mobile device.
[Source: Y! Mobile blog]