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Yahoo! Launches Go 3.0 Beta, New Open Mobile Widget Platform and New Mobile Homepage

Yahoo! Launches Go 3.0 Beta

Yahoo! is announcing today the Yahoo Go! 3.0 beta featuring an enhanced user interface, access to third-party widgets from major publishers, click-to-call capability in the ads displayed from Yahoo!’s major global advertisers.

Yahoo! is also launching an open platform that allows developers to create mobile widgets that will be available from various locations including including Yahoo! Go 3.0 and Yahoo!’s new mobile homepage. Third-party Widget launch partners include, eBay, MySpace and MTVand the SDK for developers will be available in the coming weeks.

Yahoo! completely redesigned the interface of its Mobile Homepage, now users can customize the content according to their needs and location using Snippets. Snippets are extensions of mobile widgets and can be used to launch a full-featured widget built on Yahoo!’s Mobile Widget Platform. For the moment it will be available only on high end mobile browsers such as the Apple iPhone, several Nokia Series 60 devices, including the N95, and select Windows Mobile devices. It will be available for more devices soon.