Yahoo unveils wireless service
(IDG) -- Yahoo is moving forward with its plans to expand wireless access to its Internet portal site -- a strategy dubbed Yahoo Everywhere -- with the addition of the Yahoo Mobile Web site, the Internet media company has announced.
The move by Yahoo coincides with a trend by other Internet media companies, including Microsoft, to establish access to Internet portal sites through mobile phones.
Portals are Web sites that compile a wide variety of content, services, and links to other sites.
Yahoo Mobile currently works with devices based on 3Com's PalmPilot as well as palm-size devices running Microsoft's Windows CE operating system, according to the company. The service is expected to work with other wireless devices by the end of the year.
Yahoo recently announced agreements for U.S. content and service distribution with Palm Computing, a 3Com company; Sprint PCS, the largest PCS provider in the United States; and PageNet, the Paging Network service.
Internationally, Yahoo also has signed partnerships with SmarTone in Hong Kong; D2 in Germany; and SK Telecom and Hansol PCS in Korea.
Future distribution agreements in the United Kingdom are expected soon.
Laura Rohde is a London correspondent for the IDG News Service.
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