Yahoo! oneConnect comes to iPhone first

I was quite excited about Yahoo oneConnect when I was able to play with it a bit back in February at Mobile World Congress and have been checking the Yahoo site regularly to see the launch of the S60 or Windows Mobile versions. Yahoo was showing off the S60 client at MWC so I expected to see it on the N78 or N96 first. I was just thinking about the service yesterday and then today I see that they made the iPhone version available first as a preview version. I am a bit disappointed since the iPhone is limited in the ability to run applications in the background and think a better experience would have been possible with S60, BlackBerry or Windows Mobile.

Yahoo! oneConnect comes to iPhone first
I was quite excited about Yahoo oneConnect when I was able to play with it a bit back in February at Mobile World Congress and have been checking the Yahoo site regularly to see the launch of the S60 or Windows Mobile versions. Yahoo was showing off the S60 client at MWC so I expected to see it on the N78 or N96 first. I was just thinking about the service yesterday and then today I see that they made the iPhone version available first as a preview version. I am a bit disappointed since the iPhone is limited in the ability to run applications in the background and think a better experience would have been possible with S60, BlackBerry or Windows Mobile.

With the iPhone preview you will find the phone book integrates your Yahoo! Address Book, iPhone contacts, and social network contacts. The current supported social networks include Bebo, Flickr, MySpace, Dopplr, Friendster, Twitter, Facebook, hi5, and YouTube. The application does look great on the iPhone and I may have to pull my original iPhone away from its dock (it serves up Pandora music to our home audio system and doesn't leave the dock often) and try it out myself.

I understand that oneConnect is supposed to eventually be a part of Yahoo! Go 3.0 so hopefully it will be coming on other devices soon. I do use Yahoo! Go 3.0 on my BlackBerry Curve and S60 devices.

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