On Monday, Yahoo! announced the launch of a new application for mobile phone users, the Yahoo! Messenger One app in beta. The software solution, unveiled at CommunicAsia 2010, is meant to create an integrated and accessible communication experience for new-to-net mobile users. According to the company, the solution should be able to offer these users the base for their communication while on the go.
At the same time, the Internet giant states that the new Yahoo! Messenger One application should be able to fulfill all of users needs in communication. It works as a universal address book and communications hub through which users can easily connect with friends through various means, including email
, instant messaging or SMS.
Here is what the new application comes with: mobile registration, as one can sign up for a new Yahoo! ID directly from the app on the mobile phone; unified inbox, with all emails, IM and SMS conversations put together in the same place for easy access; or native address book syncing, enabling users to upload contacts to Yahoo!
so that they can access them with ease regardless their location.
Other features of the application
- Message archive and search: With all your conversations stored in the cloud, you will never have to worry about losing your messages or having to delete them ever again.
- IM and SMS chats: You can still chat with you contacts even if they are not on Yahoo! by using SMS (presently supported for Indonesian and US mobile contacts only).
- News Content: Lets you always stay up to date with the latest news, and you can share articles with your friends.
Initially, Yahoo! Messenger One is set to become available in Indonesia in the local language. According to the company
, the move was driven by the fact that mobile users “outpaced active Internet users by more than 5-to-1.” The application is at the moment available for Blackberry 9000, Blackberry 9700, Blackberry 8900, and Blackberry 9630 smartphones. Those interested in giving it a try should head over to http://m.yahoo.com/one to download it. Future releases of the software solution should bring support for more handsets and platforms.