the world's largest mobile device manufacturer and Microsoft Corp., a global
leader in online communications and communities, have joined together to provide
customers with a new suite of Windows Live services specifically designed for
Starting today, Nokia customers in 11 countries with compatible S60 devices can
download the new suite enabling access to Windows Live Hotmail, Windows Live
Messenger, Windows Live Contacts and Windows Live Spaces. Starting next year,
customers who purchase compatible Nokia Series 40 handsets will also have access
to these popular Windows Live services.
Nokia and Microsoft are empowering the "mobile lifestyle" by providing mobile
customers with easy access to their world of online relationships, information
and interests. By enabling access to Windows Live services on both the Nokia S60
and Series 40 platforms using standard Web services protocols, our mutual
customers will have the power to seamlessly move between contacts, e-mail,
messenger, phone calls, text messaging, camera, gallery and browsing, all in an
"By taking advantage of the extensive and agile distribution network that
Nokia has, we have the opportunity to bring the power of Windows Live
services to Nokia devices, thus ensuring our customers can take their most
important online information with them on the go," said Jari Pasanen, vice
president, Strategy and Technology, Nokia Multimedia.
Nokia customers who own the Nokia N73, N80 Internet Edition, N95, N76 and the
N93i can get the Windows Live services via the Download! application in the
following countries: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway,
Spain, U.K., Sweden, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Initially the
service will be available as a free trial, and then customers in select markets
wanting to continue using the service may be asked to pay a monthly fee.
"The availability of Windows Live services for Nokia's devices
demonstrates our commitment to delivering great mobile experiences and
extending people's online lives - taking them from the PC to the device,"
said Steve Berkowitz, senior vice president of the Online Services Business
at Microsoft. "The alliance will enable a much broader group of consumers to
experience the benefits Windows Live has to offer, easily connecting them to
the information and people that matter most from virtually anywhere."
Today's announcement builds on the existing cooperation between Nokia and
Microsoft, which integrated Microsoft's Live Search for Mobile into the Nokia
Mobile Search application. Nokia also plans to extend this service onto the
Series 40 platform to enhance the search experience across a greater range of
Cheers ~ Arne