Friday, July 21, 2006

Yahoo a Go-Go on Moto Phones

InternetNews writes that Motorola (MOT) will start packing Yahoo (YHOO) applications. Beginning in the first half of 2007, mid-priced and high-end Motorola phones will include Yahoo Go for Mobile, a package consisting of e-mail and search, as well as an address book."

According to the article, "Motorola joins Nokia (NOK), AT&T and RIM (RIMM) as companies, including Yahoo services on their mobile devices."

Mike McGuire at Gartner said, "For Yahoo customers looking to expand access to the Web, this is a portent of things to come. Google is being relatively careful how they roll out."

McGuire believed "more services, once tethered to the desktop, may migrate to mobile devices. Some possibilities are mobile news and sports information or search results piped to cell phones. The mobile phone could also transform into yet another advertising channel for Yahoo, Google and other Internet companies."