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Yahoo! brings its world-class communications experiences to your Android phone, plus introduces the all new HTML5 mobile web mail

Today, Yahoo! debuted Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger apps for Android, a Yahoo! Search Widget for Android, and launched an amazing new HTML5 mobile mail and News experience for iPhone and iPod touch. These exciting launches represent our continued efforts to develop sophisticated mobile experiences for leading platforms, reaching a broad audience of highly engaged mobile users. We’re keeping consumers connected to the people and things that matter to them most – wherever and whenever they want.

Yahoo! provides a seamless, integrated experience across all screens; from PC to mobile phones, tablets, TV, and beyond. These latest apps are optimized for three hero Android devices–Motorola Droid, HTC Incredible, and Google Nexus One–and are available for download globally, via the Android Market for Android OS 2.0 and above.

Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger operate as standalone applications, but are also integrated to provide an optimal Yahoo! communications experience. We include the best of Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger, including rich text formatting, Yahoo! emoticons, and access to the Yahoo! Address Book, in apps that are designed from the ground up for the Android platform.

With the new Yahoo! Mail App for Android, consumers can:

With the new Yahoo! Messenger App for Android, consumers can:



A smarter, faster, and richer mobile mail experience leveraging HTML5

In related news, we’re launching our innovative new HTML5 Yahoo! Mail web app, offering users desktop-class features, lightning-fast speed, and an engaging rich-media experience. With close to 300 million Yahoo! Mail users worldwide, we are constantly looking at ways to innovate the communications experience, whether on the PC, mobile device or tablet. Using the cutting edge capabilities of HTML5, the new Yahoo! Mail is our most advanced mobile web experience yet.

This new webapp offers users a webmail experience that is:


This optimized mobile web mail experience is available globally in 28 languages, in over 200 countries. It is optimized for the Apple iPhone, the iPod touch, and is expected to be available via other Webkit-enabled browsers in the near future.

This experience is available to preview on an opt-in basis. We expect to upgrade all eligible users to the new version shortly. Get started by visiting m.yahoo.com/mail on your iPhone browser, and tap on ‘Preview the new Yahoo! Mail’; alternatively, you can click here from your iPhone

Let us know your thoughts and comments about the new products below.

Andreas Nordin
Product Manager, Yahoo! Messenger

Lee J. Parry
Product Manager, Yahoo! Mail

*This feature is currently only available when sending to numbers in Canada, Indonesia, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Philippines, Pakistan, Thailand, United States and Vietnam.

Posted by on June 30, 2010.

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