Yahoo! sent out a curious email yesterday…
From: Yahoo! Mobile beta
Subject: Yahoo! Mobile for smartphones beta update
Sent: May 18, 2009 8:30 AM
After careful consideration, Yahoo! has decided to cease development of Yahoo! Mobile for smartphones effective Wednesday, May 20th.
Moving forward, we will be focusing our efforts on the newly-launched Yahoo! Mobile experience for browsers (available at new.m.yahoo.com) and for the iPhone (available via the Apple App Store).
The feedback we’ve received from our beta testers during this program has been extremely helpful in improving the customer experience across all of our Yahoo! Mobile products. We hope you’ve enjoyed being a beta tester and that you’ll continue to provide passionate input to us regarding our products.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have further feedback or any other questions, please contact customer care.
The Yahoo! Mobile team
We are not quite sure why Yahoo decided not to put out Yahoo! Mobile for Smartphones. We are pretty sure, however, seeing how Yahoo! for Smartphones was pretty much an upgrade to Yahoo! Go which absolutely sucked, won’t be missed all that much.
I think I downloaded it once, took a look at it, and said goodbye.
don’t like Yahoo go either… but have to confess that I was in a small B.C. city and neither Google Maps nor BB Maps could find the street I was looking for (new homes development site). How surprised was I when Yahoo Go nailed it! Seems like Y! Maps is slowly beating Google Maps…