Yahoo improves Go for Mobile

Yahoo Go for Mobile 2.0 features reduced loading time for Web pages and the ability to read more types of attachments and view traffic conditions.

Yahoo on Tuesday launched the latest version of its Yahoo Go for Mobile with general available in the U.S. The enhanced service features reduced loading time for Web pages and the ability to read more types of attachments and view both satellite and hybrid maps and traffic conditions. Users also will have the ability to search Yahoo Address Book contacts, call or get driving directions with one-click, and view Yahoo Calendar.

Yahoo Go for Mobile 2.0 will launch in fully localized beta versions on Friday in Canada, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, Thailand and Vietnam.

Yahoo also has signed partnership agreements with six major mobile operators in Asia for distribution of Yahoo's OneSearch mobile search service. The operators are Globe Telecom in the Philippines, Idea Cellular in India, LG Telecom in Korea, Maxis Communications Berhad in Malaysia, PT Telekomunikasi Selular "Telkomsel" in Indonesia and Taiwan Mobile. Yahoo OneSearch provides quick access to news, Web images, weather, photos and other sites to consumers using mobile phones.

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