Las Vegas (NV) – Yahoo has launched version 2.0 of its Go for Mobile online applications suite, with first runs going out to Yahoo! partners in crime Motorola on the MOTORAZR maxx V6 and MOTORAZR V3xx; with another 70 other mobile devices worldwide set to get the Go in the coming weeks.
As well as reinventing the entire universe, as these tech companies are prone to doing in their press releases; Go for Mobile 2.0 has widgets enabling email, local information and maps, news, sports, finance, entertainment, weather, photo sharing and search to be downloaded and done on ones cell phone.
Local directories and search are, as per usual, handy; but more interesting is the search feature, which Yahoo tells us recognizes the intent of a search term and presents relevant content – not just a list of links to PC sites – on the results page.
Beginning in the first half of 2007, Go 2.0 will be pre-loaded on some new mobile devices from Motorola. One can also download Yahoo Go 2.0 on more than 70 other mobile devices from major manufacturers worldwide and use it on most wireless networks.
Additionally, Yahoo! expects to distribute Yahoo! Go 2.0 through mobile operators worldwide including Bharti Airtel, DiGi Telecommunications (Malaysia), Globe Telecom, Hutchison India, Idea Cellular, Rogers Wireless, Smart Communications, Taiwan Mobile and 3 Group in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Ireland and Sweden.