Yahoo now on mobile

Yahoo Mobile app allows users to access news, e-mail, search engine and social networking sites.

Yahoo has extended its portal to the mobile platform. The Internet giant showcased various functions and personalization features available via the new mobile tool at the imbX exhibition hall.

The mobile tool supports over 400 Internet-enabled mobile devices, including the iPhone, where the application is available as a free download on Apple’s AppStore.

As shown, Yahoo Mobile allows users to access not only Yahoo’s Web-based e-mail, but also other e-mail providers such as Google’s Gmail and Microsoft’s Hotmail. A Yahoo’s engineer also showed how various other user preferences can be customized. Address book and calendars can also be synced from the phone to a PC.

Users can view a mobile version of the Yahoo News site. Daily news headlines are featured in a section, dubbed Today on Yahoo, as shown in the picture.

Yahoo also showcased its search engine., “oneSearch allows searches to be geological specific,” said by Turochas Fuad, Yahoo’s Southeast Asia head of mobile phone.

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