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Yahoo to launch Internet for mobiles in 12 countries

business Updated: Jun 20, 2007 10:11 IST
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Internet giant Yahoo! is to launch its new generation Internet portal for mobile phones in 12 countries on Friday, the company said.

Yahoo! Go Mobile 2.0 will be pre-installed on most new models that come out in the market in coming months, said Christophe Parct, Director General of Yahoo! France.

The new portal will be launched in India, Britain, Canada, France, German, Indonesia, Malaysia, Italy, the Philippines, Spain, Thailand and Vietnam.

"We are aiming to have several million users by the end of the year," Parcot told AFP.

An English language portal was launched in the United States in January and is mainly financed through advertising.

Yahoo!, Microsoft, Google and others have all been aiming new services at the mobilephone market.

Yahoo's portal will be pre-installed on all new Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, LG, RIM (Blackberry) and HTC mobile phones, the company said.

On top of surfing the Internet the portal can also be used to consult email, roads and satellite maps and other internet services.

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