Windows Live Services Arrive On Nokia Smartphones
Microsoft have been successfully wooing Nokia with a new suite of Windows Live services specifically designed for the latter's devices. The Finnish manufacturer announced that Nokia customers in eleven countries can already download the new suite.
August 23, 2007
The Microsoft-Nokia suite includes Windows Live Hotmail, Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Contacts and Windows Live Spaces. Unfortunately, Windows Live SkyDrive is not part of the deal. Nevertheless, don't act surprised if it comes as a premium feature sometimes in the future. The service will be available as a free trial at first but has every available chance of featuring a monthly fee.
At present time the new offer is limited to S60 devices and the compatibility list will only be upgraded next year with the Nokia Series 40 handsets. According to Nokia, the Windows Live services are available on the following devices: Nokia N73, N76, N80 Internet Edition, N93i, and the N95 multimedia computers.
"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 it from the PC to the device. 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." (Steve Berkowitz, senior vice president of the Online Services Business from Microsoft)
The Windows Live services are available via the Download! application in the following countries: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, UK, Sweden, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.