Nokia partners with Yahoo! to offer Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo Logo on Nokia Phone On November 29, Mobile phones maker Nokia announced that it had partnered with Yahoo! to offer various Yahoo! branded services such as Yahoo! Mail and Messenger on Nokia’s vast range of mobile phones that operate on the Series 40 platform, which is the software user interface that powers Nokia’s mobile devices.

“Since the Series 40 platform was introduced in 2002, Nokia has sold more than 400 million mobile phones which operate using the platform,” says Kai Oistamo, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Phones, Nokia. “In addition to the millions of users who can add Yahoo! services to their S60 smartphone, today’s announcement empowers tens of millions of people with the ability to enjoy their favorite Yahoo! services on an even broader range of Nokia devices.”

Initially, Yahoo! Services will be available on the newly announced Nokia 6300, the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic and the Nokia 5200. With the help of these services, the ability to synchronize Yahoo! Contacts, tasks and calendar on the PC and phone will be available.

Yahoo! services for Nokia Series 40 mobile phones include:

For Yahoo Mail –

  • Have your familiar Yahoo mail on your Nokia device
  • Easily manage messages through the phone’s messaging inbox
  • Store new messages locally on the device to allow for offline access
  • For Yahoo! Messenger –

  • Send and receive messages and use emoticons on a mobile device just like on PC
  • Set presence information to show your friends and family when you are available to chat, and view presence information to know when they are online too
  • “Yahoo! Mail is the No. 1 Web mail service in the World, and Yahoo! Messenger is one of the most popular Instant Messaging services on the Internet. Our extended partnership with Nokia will allow tens of millions of people to access their favorite Yahoo! services on the move,” said Marco Boerries, Senior Vice President of Connected Life, Yahoo!. “Yahoo! is looking forward to continuing to work with Nokia to bring users compelling mobile internet services on an even wider range of handsets.”

    In fact, Nokia and Yahoo! have been working together since April 2005to bring about an optimal Internet experience, including search options meant especially for users on their mobile devices. Because of this, Nokia smartphone users have been able to remain informed, entertained and in touch through Yahoo’s fast developing Internet service.