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THOUGHT: Why is a Java based MSN Messenger client way more powerful than Windows Mobile's?
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 05.10.05 - 20:42:06 CET under 09 - Thoughts - Viewed 17502x
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One of the most used Windows Mobile application - I think - is Microsoft's Pocket MSN which was so far included in every Windows Mobile device (but changed with the release of Windows Mobile 5.0 where you can not sing in that easy anymore, if your carrier hasn't included it as standard application).
Anyway, the Windows Mobile Pocket MSN is so 90's since it doesn't support anything else then pure text messaging. Nothing fancy like file transfer, VoIP, video conferencing and even not the basic features like smiles!

However, I still don't understand why we haven't seen an Messenger update after all the years, Windows Mobile includes Pocket MSN Messenger and basically it's still the same as we have seen it released 19. April 2000 with the first Pocket PC. So it makes me even more wonder, that a Java based IM client called eMSN can do, what the original Microsoft client can't:

  • MSN instant messaging
  • Emoticons
  • Invite contacts
  • Add/remove contacts
  • Send E-Mail to contacts
  • Snap and send photos (not supported by the Lite version)
  • Receive and view photos

What, emoticons, send E-Mails out of the chat and snap/send/receive photos!? 8O

That hurts, even the dumbest mobile phone can do more then a Windows Mobile Pocket PC or Smartphone!? :-(

I haven't installed it so far on any of my Windows Mobile devices but eMSN requires a MIDP1.0 or MIDP2.0 compliant device (which most Windows Mobile devices supports with a Java Virtual Machine).

Earth to Redmond - anything planned for an upgraded MSN Messaging client for Windows Mobile? The features a simple Java client can serve are the minimum features I would expect from a 05 Windows Mobile. :-(

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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