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Yahoo Mobile Open to Windows

Yahoo's suite of applications tailored for the small screen is now available to phones using Microsoft's Windows Mobile.

Yahoo Go for Mobile is a suite of Yahoo services, including mail, search, photos, and address book and calendar that can now be used with Windows Mobile-based devices.

"We are working hard to build versions of Go for Mobile that operate on today's most widely used mobile platforms, thereby bringing the best of Yahoo's services to the device consumers always have with them and use multiple times every day -- their mobile phone," added Nicole Leverich, a Yahoo spokesperson.

The news follows a series of similar agreements placing Yahoo Go for Mobile on phones from RIM, Motorola and Nokia.

In July, Motorola announced the suite of Yahoo applications would be bundled with "optimized handsets" beginning in the first half of 2007.

Canada's Research in Motion (RIM) earlier this year also signed a deal with Yahoo to include the mobile applications for BlackBerry users.

The maker of the mobile e-mail device also will work with the Internet company to develop applications allowing users to synchronize their Yahoo address books with the BlackBerry's calendar functions.

AT&T began the year unveiling a pact creating a co-branded AT&T Yahoo Go Mobile suite of applications for subscribers of Cingular Wireless.

The latest deal comes as Yahoo and rival Google battle for the tiny screen and the attention of customers expecting to see familiar Web applications on their phones.

Although the series of agreements inked by Yahoo may give the company an advantage, Google isn't standing still.

Mobile network operator Vodafone earlier this year said it is working with Google to develop search services for its mobile subscribers. Google Talk is also included with RIM's BlackBerry service.