I suppose that title could be read more ways than one. But as the press releases read this morning, Research In Motion and the good folk over at Yahoo! have partnered up to bring Yahoo! Go for Mobile 2.0 to BlackBerry users. The service is available today on “select” handsets like the BlackBerry 8700 Series, BlackBerry 7130 Series, and BlackBerry Pearl.
â€œWe have optimized Yahoo! Go 2.0 for BlackBerry and believe we have created an unmatched mobile Internet experience on their handsets,â€ said Marco Boerries, senior vice president of connected life, Yahoo!. â€œTogether, Yahoo! and RIM have already successfully launched Yahoo! services to BlackBerry users through more than 120 mobile operators in almost 60 countries, and with todayâ€™s launch we are continuing to make it easy for people to stay connected to whatâ€™s important to them.â€
Check out the features after the jump.
- Search reinvented for mobile users â€“ oneSearch recognizes the intent of a search term and presents relevant content â€“ not just a list of web links to PC sites â€“ on the results page. Results are grouped by subject making it easy to read through and drill down to get more details.
- Be local, no matter where you are* â€“ The Local & Maps widget gives users quick access to comprehensive local directory information for businesses across the US, enhanced with ratings and reviews from the millions-strong Yahoo! community. Interactive maps, driving directions and real time traffic updates help users find their way.
- Rich, highly personalizable content from millions of sources to keep users connected â€“ Current headlines and a breaking news ticker in the News, Sports, Entertainment, Weather and Finance widgets keep consumers connected to the information that matters to them. Each widget also includes a â€œcommand centerâ€ where consumers can access more articles, use watchlists to track topics of interest â€“ from sports teams to stocks to celebrities â€“ or add new content from the millions of sources on the Web that publish in RSS.
- Photo sharing keeps consumers connected to their community â€“ The Flickr widget integrates one of the Webâ€™s most innovative and prolific photo-sharing communities, making it easy for BlackBerry users to easily access photos, view their friendsâ€™ pictures and browse or search the millions of images posted by the Flickr community.