Yahoo and Sprint launch wireless e-mail client

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 08 2005 @ 19:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Yahoo and Sprint today announced a Yahoo! Mail client application for mobile devices. It is now available for download to users of select Sprint PCS Vision handsets in the United States.

Yahoo! Mail for Mobile by Sprint will be initially available on the Sprint PCS Vision Multimedia Phone MM-A700 by Samsung(R), the Sprint PCS Vision Multimedia Phone MM-7400 by Sanyo(R), the Sprint PCS Vision Multimedia Phone MM-5600 by Sanyo, the Sprint PCS Vision Smart Device Treo(TM) 600 by palmOne and the Sprint PCS Vision Smart Device Treo 650 by palmOne.

The new Yahoo! Mail for Mobile client application gives consumers fast and easy access to their Yahoo! Mail account through a PC-like interface on a mobile device. The service allows consumers with select Sprint PCS Vision(SM) handsets to sign into and manage their Yahoo! Mail account from their phone, including, easy message management and access to their Yahoo! Address Book.

The Yahoo! Mail client also gives Sprint customers storage for their e-mail on their handset, which means they can access their previously downloaded messages even when a data connection is not available. The service is $2.99 a month, and can be purchased directly from the handset and will be charged on their monthly wireless bill. An optional feature of the Yahoo! Mail client is instant notification of new messages -- standard text messaging rates will apply.

Through Yahoo! Mobile, Yahoo! focuses on extending key Yahoo! services beyond the desktop, providing an integrated PC-to-Mobile experience and helping consumers make the most of the mobile environment. As the number of consumers using mobile data services continues to grow rapidly, Yahoo! has rolled out mobile extensions of key services including Yahoo! Messenger, Yahoo! Photos and Yahoo! Search across multiple carriers. Today's announcement of a new client to access the award-winning Yahoo! Mail service promises to further enhance the mobile experience for tens of millions of loyal Yahoo! Mail users. For more information on the availability of services across carriers and devices go to http://mobile.yahoo.com.

Today, through the Sprint PCS Vision service, customers have access to Web-based e-mail service. With the launch of Yahoo! Mail for Mobile, Sprint is able to offer customers an enhanced e-mail application that will make it easier than ever for Sprint customers to stay connected with their friends and family.

Yahoo Mail is monthly used by more than 60 million unique users in the United States, according to a report from comScore.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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