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Yahoo to Cut Feature Phone Mail and Messenger Apps

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Apr 19, 2013, 3:35 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Yahoo today announced another round of product closures, including several mobile apps and services. Beginning April 30, Yahoo will cease to offer Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Messenger for Java-based feature phones. According to Yahoo, Mail and Messenger will still be accessible to feature phone users via mobile browser, but the separate apps will no longer be available. Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Messenger for Android and iOS devices will remain available (Yahoo recently updated Yahoo Mail for Android and iOS tablets). Yahoo will cease allowing customers to access Yahoo Mail Classic via their web browser, and will transition all users to the new version of Yahoo Mail. Yahoo is also going to cease offering Yahoo SMS Alerts, which deliver news and other information to mobile phones via text message. Other Yahoo services to be sunset include Yahoo Kids, Upcoming, and Yahoo Deals. Yahoo has been trimming products over the course of the last few months in order to "sharpen its focus" on newer services.

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Apr 19, 2013, 4:32 PM

Why don't they just quit?

If they're going to cut so many services that people like and use, why don't they just shut down altogether?
If it was popular on feature phones they wouldn't be cutting it.....feature phones don't really have any kind of future I don't think,the time will come when all phones will be smartphones, and it will probably be sooner than we know.
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