Yahoo has taken the wraps off the new and improved Yahoo Mobile service. Due to be ready for general availability in Q2, Yahoo Mobile will take the form of an application, with a special version for the iPhone as well as apps for Nokia, RIM, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and Windows Mobile smartphones. Yahoo also plans to make it available via Web access as well.
Designed to be a consumer’s mobile Web starting point, Yahoo Mobile has a slew of features, with the Web, iPhone and smartphone versions all boasting Yahoo oneSearch; Today, which features Yahoo editors’ picks for the day’s top stories; oneConnect, which provides access to e-mail, social networks, instant messenger and the Yahoo address book and calendar; Yahoo News and onePlace, which lets users access and manage all their favorite content from one place.
Additionally, the smartphone version will offer oneSearch with Voice, Maps, Opera Mini 4.2 and widgets.
The mobile Web version and iPhone apps are currently scheduled for late March availability; the smartphone client is expected in late May. However, folks interested in participating in the managed beta program can visit http://mobile.yahoo.com from their mobile phone for details.