today, Microsoft announced the release of Windows Live for Windows Mobile which
will provide customers with a rich set of Windows Live services, including
Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Messenger, Live Search and Windows Live Spaces,
uniquely designed to work with Windows Mobile software. Windows Mobile powered
devices, with their advanced software, processing power and memory, make ideal
platforms for the delivery of Windows Live services. Windows Live for Windows
Mobile offers one of the first industry examples of a single integrated and
presence-enabled contact list on a mobile device. One consolidated list provides
customers with easy access to all their Windows Live, Microsoft Office Outlook
and other contacts, as well as relevant presence information. Customers using
Windows Live for Windows Mobile will enjoy the following:
- Windows Live Messenger. Windows Live Messenger for mobile helps
customers stay connected to the people who matter to them most while they
are on the go. All the things customers love about Windows Live Messenger on
the PC - a presence-enabled contact list, dozens of emoticons, instant
access to friends - is available on their mobile phone. On Windows Mobile
powered devices, Windows Live offers customers brilliant new ways to connect
and share with friends, including the power to send messages via voice as
well as text, join multiparty chats, see friends' display tiles, and send
and receive files, including personal photos.
- Windows Live Mail. Microsoft's E-Mail service for mobile devices allows
consumers to manage their Windows Live Mail or Hotmail account while on the
go. Using the power of Windows Mobile 6 software, consumers now get all the
richness of HTML to view graphics, Web links and more in their E-Mail
messages. New E-Mail technology sends new E-Mail messages automatically to
mobile devices, so customers can trust that their inbox is always up to
- Live Search. Live Search brings customers an expansive mobile search
experience so they can quickly and efficiently search the Web for news,
local businesses and entertainment, directions, maps, images, and more.
Results display in easy-to-read categories and include click-to-call
capabilities and Instant Answers for easy access to information on a mobile
- Windows Live Spaces. With Windows Live Spaces for mobile, Microsoft's
global blogging and photo service for mobile devices, customers can stay
connected to their communities while on the move. With Windows Live Spaces
on Windows Mobile powered devices, customers can access links to friends'
spaces within contact cards and can send photos and videos directly to their
space from their mobile device.
Windows Live for Windows Mobile also offers value and opportunity for the
mobile industry. Windows Live for Windows Mobile enables operators and OEMs to
differentiate their products in the marketplace by offering customers new,
innovative services while helping to minimize the time to market and
certification costs for operator partners. The product was designed and tested
with mobile operators in mind and is immediately available for launch.
Microsoft continues to invest in Windows Live as a platform and is enabling
development opportunities with open application programming interfaces and a
robust partner and developer program. The Windows Live Developer Program for
Mobile now supports the development tools for independent software vendors
(ISVs) to create applications such as Windows Live for Windows Mobile. The
developer program provides software development kits, testing guidelines and
support to ISVs to develop Windows Live for mobile solutions for Windows Mobile,
Java, Symbian and Palm devices, and deploy them with mobile operators.
Developers who are interested in joining the Windows Live Developer Program for
Mobile should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheers ~ Arne