If you’re a Yahoo! user, you’ve probably been wondering when they would release their own official software for your Android phone. Well, folks, the time has come. Yahoo! today introduced both a Yahoo! Mail, and Yahoo! Messenger application that are now available on the market, and it won’t cost you a dime. Also, if you live inside the U.S., you can also download a free Yahoo! search widget for your desktop – just be sure you’re running Éclair or higher for that. Be sure to check after the break for further details on these new apps, as well as QR codes to download. [via Yahoo!]

According to the press release, the new Yahoo! Mail application features:

  • Receive push notification of new email messages
  • Send emails to contacts from the Yahoo! Address Book as well as to contacts in the native phone address book
  • Search email messages by sender, recipient, subject and keywords
  • Upload photos as attachments directly from the phone's camera or the photo gallery
  • View and download attachments
  • Insert emoticons and rich text formatting into emails
  • Effectively manage and organize their Yahoo! Mail messages, folders, and spam
  • Easily toggle between the Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger apps

And the new Yahoo! Messenger application will allow you to:

  • Easy message friends, check friends' status updates and availability and update their personal status and availability
  • Send instant messages to friends via SMS text message
  • Multitask and stay connected with the app working in the background with push notifications, consumers can easily catch new messages and friend requests
  • Get full use of emoticons and rich text formatting
  • Send photos to friends directly from the phone's camera or the photo gallery

Yahoo Mail - [Market Link | AppBrain]
Yahoo Messenger - [Market Link | AppBrain]