Yahoo debuts wireless service

Yahoo debuts wireless service

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 announced last week.

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 Palm Pilot as well as palm-sized devices running Microsoft's WinCE 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 US content and service distribution with Palm Computing, a 3Com company; Sprint PCS, the largest PCS provider in the US; and PageNet, Paging Network's service. Internationally, Yahoo has also signed partnerships with SmarTone in Hong Kong, D2 in Germany, and SK Telecom and Hansol PCS in Korea.

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