Tag Archives: Yahoo!

Yahoo! Mobile Search taps into GetJar for mobile app discovery

19 Nov

Yahoo! is currently testing the integration of GetJar’s mobile apps repository for its mobile search. Whenever a user searches for apps using Yahoo! Mobile search, the search engine would tap into GetJar’s repository and show the relevant results. This will the first of its kind initiative to make app discover easy.

GetJar is currently asking its developers to add some megatags to their apps to ensure their apps are displayed with relevant search queries. GetJar is the largest mobile app store across mobile platforms and brands.

SOURCE: GetJar Developer Blog

Lemon Mobile launches iT717 dual-SIM touchscreen phone

13 Aug

Looks like its pouring dual-SIM phones here in India. This time it’s Lemon Mobiles which has added a touchscreen phone-iT 717 to its dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) range. It comes with a pre-embedded Opera Mini browser and a social networking app Nimbuzz that lets you operate multiple messengers like Gtalk, MSN, Yahoo! in one interface.

The phone sports a full 3.0 inch touchscreen display, a 3.2 MP camera, video player, FM radio, Blutooth, GPRS and EDGE. It has an inbuilt memory of 28 MB, which can store up to 2,000 contacts. It also supports up to 8 GB microSD cards. The Lemon iT 717 has a claimed talktime of 5 hours and a standby time of 8 days and is priced at Rs 4,500.

Tata DoCoMo launches daily and weekly prepaid plans for its BlackBerry users

26 Jul

Tata DoCoMo has launched two new daily and weekly prepaid plans for its BlackBerry users – BlackBerry MaiLite and BlackBerry Internet Service. Under the BlackBerry MaiLite service plan, users will get unlimited access to e-mails and IM services. Users can also access up to 10 e-mail accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, Google Mail and chat on popular services like Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger and BlackBerry Messenger.

The BlackBerry Internet Service plan will offer all the services which are offered under the BlackBerry MaiLite plan with addition to unlimited access to social networking sites and Internet browsing.

Check out the daily, weekly and monthly charges of these new plans in the table below:

Tata DoCoMo plans BlackBerry MaiLite plan BalckBerry Internet Service plan
Daily charges Rs 12 Rs 35
Weekly charges Rs 85 Rs 250
Monthly charges Rs 299 Rs 900

Yahoo! releases Mail, IM app for Android; HTML5 site for iOS

1 Jul

Yahoo! has announced a couple of apps for Android and a new HTML5, iOS optimised site for iPhone and iPod touch owners.

The Android apps for Y! Messenger and Y! Mail will be available in the Android Market and will work with all devices running OS 2.0 and above. Users will be able to receive push notifications for new mails; will be able to access contacts both from their Yahoo! account as well as those stored on their device; search mails by subject, sender’s name and even upload images stored on the phone as mail attachments. Users will be able to send and receive pictures even from the IM app for Android. In addition to this, Yahoo! has also released a search widget for Android phones.

For iPhone and iPod touch users, Yahoo! has released an HTML5 web app for mail. Users will get desktop like experience in terms of speed and features and will be able to access their mails even when they are offline and carry out local searches thanks to on-device local caching. The web app will also display HTML messages along with images or videos that come as attachments. The web app can be now previewed by going to m.yahoo.com/mail from Safari browser on your iPhone or iPod touch and selecting ‘Preview the new Yahoo! Mail’ link.

Alcatel officially announces the Yahoo! phone, calls it One Touch Net phone

17 Jun

Couple of days ago, we had reported that Yahoo! would very soon launch a phone which will offer one-click access to Yahoo! online services. Now that the phone has been officially announced by the manufacturer TCT Alcatel, it is christened as ‘ALCATEL One Touch Net’ phone. We had expected that the handset will be named after Yahoo! but shockingly the phone bears the name of the manufacturer Alcatel. The phone will be available in emerging markets including India and South East Asia by Q3 this year.

The Alcatel One Touch Net phone bears a QWERTY keypad with an optical trackpad in the centre. As expected, it will offer easy access to Yahoo! services like Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Messenger, Yahoo! Homepage, Yahoo! Search, Yahoo! Social Pulse, Flickr, and Yahoo! Address Book and Calendar. It sports a 2.4 inch display, a 2.0 MP camera, MP3 player, FM Radio, Bluetooth and 80 MB of internal memory, which we suppose will be expandable.

Yahoo! to launch its phone in Indonesia

15 Jun

Yahoo! will today launch a phone in Indonesia that will provide a single-click access to Yahoo! online services. The phone, manufactured by TCL Alcatel, will be initially available in Indonesia followed by other emerging Asian countries. While details are still scarce about the specifications and pricing of the phone, it will be aimed at new Internet users for whom the first brush with the online world will happen via a cellphone rather than a PC. Yahoo! had earlier tied up with Nokia to power the handset vendor’s Ovi Mail services.

Source: Telecom Asia

Aircel launches a devoted mailing device ‘Peek’ on its network!

12 Mar

Aircel has introduced Peek, a dedicated e-mail device, which allows users to access their mails on the go without having to go for an expensive smartphone. With a 2.5 inch display, a QWERTY keypad and support for push mail and Microsoft Exchange, the Peek promises to be the most inexpensive device in the market to offer such features. We were almost dumbstruck as soon as we were told that it is available for just Rs 2,999.


The Peek supports Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! accounts and also POP3 or IMAP protocols. The former protocol lets you download mails using clients like Outlook Express and Eudora, so that you can read, modify or work on your mails later on even when you’re offline. The latter one allows users to work on their mails in both online and offline modes. Users can also view Microsoft Word, Excel, PDF or any other image files on Peek.


Plans for unlimited mail access-

For Aircel pre-paid users: A voucher of Rs 897 will provide unlimited e-mail service for 90 days and after this period, a user can recharge with Rs 299 to get a validity of 30 days.


For Aircel post-paid users: At a rental of Rs 897, a user will get unlimited e-mail service for three months and afterwards monthly rental of Rs 299 rental will be applicable.