Yahoo joined with Palm this week to bring Web-based services to Palm handheld computers.

The announcement on Tuesday is the first time Yahoo has brought its Web-based services to handhelds.

Services including Yahoo Messenger and Yahoo Mail will appear on Palm computers sometime later this year, but Palm VII wireless users can download the email function at palm.net or mobile.yahoo.com now.

Some wireless modems from third-party vendors allow the Palm V to function as a wireless device, so both the Palm V and VII can use Yahoo's instant messenger product.