The unlimited storage will begin rolling out globally in May, and Yahoo expects to have all of its customers covered within a month, except for China and Japan. “We will continue working with these markets on their storage plans,” Kremer said.
Yahoo! is the first of the big players to launch unlimited storage. I can’t imagine Google and Microsoft will be far behind.
The feature is important for further development, as Om Malik reports:
What it shows is that the company is beginning to think of Yahoo Mail as a platform, leveraging cheap storage and a mega audience.
I think the other shoe is going to drop tomorrow when Yahoo in all likelihood is going to announce a Yahoo Mail API, which would open up the service to third party developers.
Really?! An API for a mail service? That would be pretty darn cool, I have to admit.
Read: Yahoo! Mail