Yahoo! GO gets GPS



Yahoo! GO gets GPS
Yahoo! announced today the launch of Yahoo! Go for Mobile 2.0 in general availability in the US and the availability of localized beta versions in 13 countries on Friday. Yahoo! initially unveiled this service in beta in the US in January 2007. At this time there was no GPS support planned, but the company soon found that with 115 million GPS enabled handsets in the US (Navteq estimate) there might be a real consumer demand for this functionality. Therefore some GPS enabled handsets – such as Blackberry 8800 – will have GPS support in their Yahoo! Go mobile local search application. All handsets will get real time traffic conditions as well as satellite and hybrid map views.

Wednesday, June 20th 2007

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