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?
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 new.m.yahoo.com) 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!
The Yahoo! Mobile team