Yahoo!'s Suite of Products Offer Nextel Customers Enhanced Messaging Services on the Go
SUNNYVALE, Calif. & RESTON, Va., Dec 14, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Nextel Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:NXTL) and Yahoo!(R) Inc.
(Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, today announced a
new relationship to offer Yahoo! Mobile Internet -- a suite of Yahoo!
products and services, including e-mail, instant messaging, games and
news content -- on Nextel handheld devices. The availability of core
Yahoo! services will allow Nextel customers to take advantage of
Yahoo!'s wireless messaging capabilities to stay connected and
informed while on the go anywhere on Nextel's nationwide network.
"We are excited to work with Nextel and give their millions of
customers new ways to connect to Yahoo! while on the go," said Doug
Garland, senior vice president, Yahoo! Mobile. "Our new relationship
with Nextel and the launch of Yahoo! Mobile Internet across their
network is further proof of Yahoo!'s appeal to our carrier partners,
and we are pleased to continue to develop solutions that drive
adoption and usability of mobile data services in the United States."
"The addition of Yahoo! Mobile Internet to Nextel's suite of
wireless data services is yet another offering available on Nextel's
mobile devices that enable our customers to easily send and receive
information while out of the office," said Tim Dunne, vice president
of digital media and business development for Nextel. "We are pleased
to be working with Yahoo!, as it is a leading Internet company and one
that our customers will find useful as they conduct business."
To access Yahoo!'s services, Nextel customers just log in to
Yahoo! from their wireless devices to access their choice of
market-leading content and services, including:
- Yahoo! Mail -- The number one e-mail service in the country
helps consumers stay in touch at home, work or while traveling
- Yahoo! Messenger -- One of the most popular instant messaging
services, Yahoo! Messenger allows customers to keep in touch
with their "friends" by sending short text messages between
wireless devices and PCs, and to see which of their friends
are online and ready to chat in real-time
- Yahoo! Sports -- A fast and interactive experience for sports
fans. Users can keep up on breaking news and the latest scores
for their favorite teams and sporting events
- Yahoo! News -- Customers can stay informed while on the go
with access to U.S. and international news, including top
stories, breaking business news, and the latest from the world
- Yahoo! Games -- Customers will keep entertained with a leading
suite of games with even more downloadable games in the future
Yahoo! Mobile focuses on extending key Yahoo! services beyond the
desktop, providing an integrated PC-to-Mobile experience and making
the most of the mobile environment. Yahoo! continues to improve and
innovate its offerings for mobile users and works closely with major
mobile carriers around the world in order to deliver services to the
widest possible audience.
Nextel is a leader in the digital wireless industry and offers a
suite of products and services to help businesses raise efficiencies
and provide mobile workforces with instant communication across a
campus or the country. Nextel's all-digital wireless network provides
exceptional sound and transmission quality, using state-of-the-art
methods that deliver unparalleled Nextel services in Digital Cellular,
instant Direct Connect(R) walkie-talkie service, Nextel Mobile
Messaging and Nextel Online(R) Service. Nextel's exceptional coverage
allows customers to run custom data applications for specialized
industry segments from their handsets.
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive online products
and services to consumers and businesses worldwide. Yahoo! is the No.
1 Internet brand globally and the most trafficked Internet destination
worldwide. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Yahoo!'s global network
includes 25 world properties and is available in 13 languages.
Nextel Communications, a FORTUNE 200 company based in Reston, Va.,
is a leading provider of fully integrated wireless communications
services and has built the largest guaranteed all-digital wireless
network in the country covering thousands of communities across the
United States. Today 95 percent of FORTUNE 500 companies are Nextel
customers. Nextel and Nextel Partners, Inc. currently serve 297 of the
top 300 U.S. markets where approximately 259 million people live or
Yahoo! and the Yahoo! logo are trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of Yahoo! Inc.
All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of
their respective owners.
SOURCE: Yahoo! Inc.
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