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Yahoo Kills BlackBerry App in Favor of iPhone App…

yahoomobile[1]I cannot say I am that sad about it but Yahoo sent me an email this morning saying that their upcoming BlackBerry app we told you about has been axed to focus on their browser experience and iPhone app. Yahoo Go! was pretty much a bloated disappointment to me. The upcoming beta was supposed to change that with Opera built in along with easy access to all the yahoo properties… Hopefully in a less bloated package.

As you can see below the dream has died… Now when will RIM or Google release the Picasa app they worked on?

——Original Message——
From: Yahoo! Mobile beta
Subject: Yahoo! Mobile for smartphones beta update
Sent: May 18, 2009 8:04 AM

Yahoo! has decided to cease development of the Yahoo! Mobile smartphone app effective Wednesday, May 20th. So you will not be provided access to the beta program for this product.

For the time being, we will be focusing our efforts on the newly-launched Yahoo! Mobile experience for browsers (available at and for the iPhone (available via the Apple App Store).

We really want to thank you for your interest in being a beta tester. The feedback we receive during these programs is extremely helpful in improving the customer experience across all of Yahoo!’s mobile products. In the meantime, stay tuned for more exciting new mobile product releases from Yahoo!. There’s a lot coming and we want to hear your feedback!

Many thanks,

The Yahoo! Mobile team

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  2. Yahoo Go! sucked on the blackberry. I could never get it to work correctly and it was a memory hog. I don’t even use the yahoo chat. I use beejive.

  3. I was one who made sure it got axed. The application was just a waste of space wrapped in a pretty package. The navigation was waaay slower than the individual applications on my BlackBerry. And then, the real killer is that the YIM (Yahoo Instant Messenger) isn’t “real-time”. You have to refresh and update it…on an IM? Riiiiiight. It was a good thought. Just a complete waste of time and effort. Smart move, Yahoo.

  4. I don’t really see this as that much of a loss

  5. Yup Yahoo app sucked! as if! Good things Yahoo you axed the project. So are you planning to shutdown Yahoo search too? 🙂 LOL

  6. yeah YAHOO itself sucks horribly – let alone one of their apps. their is nothing Yahoo does better than any of its major competitors.

  7. Being that I really like yahoo I tryed yahoo go but this app was a major disappointment the widgets never worked and it was a large file glad to see it go but I do hope for better apps from yahoo

  8. The app sucked and was a major hog. That replacement web site completely bites it too!

  9. have not used yahoo in years not even for email too much spam too.. gmail works so much better..

  10. I only used Yahoo! search during the recent Google outage, but the reality is I don’t use it on my PC, iMac or MacBookPro so why would I want it opn my Curve? I do moderate/administrate a Yahoo! Groups list, but all the messaging is via my Gmail account.
    The fact that they’re chasing the iPhone market and not BB, shows they aren’t really paying attention to market trends, just fads.

  11. Yahoo? Are they still around?

  12. The only thing I liked about Yahoo Go 2.0 was the address book sync feature that worked well on my old 8320.

    I’m on the BIS and relied on it to store my contacts.

    Since Yahoo never upgraded 3.0 to support address book sync on the newer BlackBerry models, I found myself wandering elsewhere.

    Google Sync came to the rescue. It syncs as it’s supposed to without having to install that clunky Yahoo Go bloatware.

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