Giants Microsoft and Nokia are teaming up today to provide Windows Live on S60 compatible devices. This service will be available to Nokia Series 40 compatible handsets next year.
Windows Live is a comprehensive set of personal Internet services and software. It is designed to bring together in one place all the relationships, information and interests people care about. Safety and security features are carefully crafted to protect the user without interfering with communications. Window’s Live Hotmail, Live Messenger, Live Contacts and Live Spaces are all now available on Nokia devices.
“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.”
This service is initially being launched today in 11 countries including; Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, U.K., Sweden, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The service is free now but may incur a monthly cost in the future. For information and updates, press the Nokia link provided below.
As mobile devices become more and more popular, services like Windows Live are bound to feature mobility. Revenue from subscription services and advertising are going to increase as popular PC features reach the mobile device market.