— YouMail visual voicemail to launch in beta: Irvine, Calif.-based YouMail said today it is launching its free public beta of its visual voicemail for smartphones. The term became popular after the launch of the iPhone, but YouMail says the service allows users to listen to voicemail messages, forward messages to other people, or reply via SMS from the phone’s WAP browser, and without having to dial into their voicemail service. To use, you must first create an account online, and then login on your phone at http://youmail.com. In addition to the basic features, the service also lets you view the caller’s photo, name, city and state. The service works on smartphones, including the Blackberry, the Palm (NSDQ: PALM) Treo, the iPhone, and Nokia (NYSE: NOK) devices.
— Zumobi releases new features on Windows Mobile: Seattle-based Zumobi said it released its latest version for Windows Mobile today that provides a few new features. One of them is called a Tile Wizard, which allows users create their own Zumobi mobile widgets. Users can choose the tile’s look, stream data from an RSS feed and turn personal blogs and favorite Web content into a tile. Another feature is the Tile Gallery, which let’s users select and upload widgets directly from their mobile handset. One of its newest tiles is the game called