Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Yahoo! and Google on my phone . Yahoo! wins so far ........

A while back , Google and Yahoo! announced they were venturing into the mobile/wireless world. I billed as "The final war" between them, as the future IS wireless.

At the time , I still had a primitive cellphone , one that only made phonecalls.

Now I got a free upgrade to a new phone ,, and my cell service provider in T-Mobile,, has a great deal for $5.99 a month you can surf the net using a
WAP Browser.

Well,,, Yahoo! Wins,, so far. Gmail just refuses to remember me , and I ain't going to enter my username and password everytime I want to go to gmail. Plus yesterday , I figured I would give a shot a composing a Gmail on the phone -- never really a fun thing with any email -- and old Gmail re-asked for my user name and password INSTEAD of sending my email !! All an all,, with Google mobile so far , on my phone at least , Gmail is USELESS.

Yahoo! on the other hand , always remembers me. Also the format is streamed and simple. Function over form.. no colors , just text .
And what is really cool , THERE ARE NO Advertisements-- yet-- at Yahoo. They seem more to just be aiming at customer service and retention.
'Cause now after switching my main Email to Gmail , the wireless world has brough back to my Yahoo! Email account. Big victory here for Yahoo!, as far as this internet user.
While typing an Email on a phone is a bit of a chore , it does work in a pinch, for a brief note. But the real joy is getting to the email inbox at Yahoo! , in am easy & wireless/mobile way , to see if it worth running to to my desktop at home or elsewhere.
Now I just POP all my email accounts --- including Gmail -- over to Yahoo! Email, so I can track my emails quick and easy using my WAP Browser at Yahoo!. SO for now at least for now Yahoo is winning the first round of the Wireless War.

Gmail meanwhile tries to recreate their standard internet webpages in WAP format , and is is a bad mix, again at least on my Nokia free standard cellset from t-mobile.
~~` technopolitical