All new Yahoo mail beta for Yahoo UK
[tag]Yahoo[/tag] have launched sign-up for their next generation [tag]Yahoo Mail[/tag] service with a tantalising sign-up page with small embedded animations teasing us with the new features.
From other reports I’ve seen and heard, and looking at the tiny shots, the mail interface looks to be very much less bog-standard webmail and more Outlook (Express).
With added MS Outlook functionality (previews, right-clicking and RSS enabled), it makes me wonder whether their next move will be to enable to interface to handle the current notpad, address and other such feautres as ONE package Yahoo Mail Beta package.
In this way, they will almost be ahead of [tag]Google[/tag] with their [tag]Gmail[/tag].
There is no coincidence between the fact that Gmail now has GChat integrated because 9 out of 10 users read their webmail through something like Outlook Express or Thunderbird so who is reading the ads?! “Bundle items and they shall come” seems to be the way at Google.
Yahoo have taken the different step of trying to make their interface so attractive and great to use (don’t quote me on that until i have seen an invite to join the beta test!!!) that people will want to use it – although I find it hard to believe that habits will change so significantly.