Microsoft, T-Mobile to Deploy Pocket MSN in Europe
Microsoft and T-Mobile will launch Pocket MSN service over Pocket PCs throughout Europe, and T-Mobile will deploy Smartphones in major European cities.CANNES, FranceMicrosoft Corp. and T-Mobile International will launch Pocket MSN service over Pocket PCs throughout Europe, and later this summer T-Mobile will deploy Windows-powered Smartphones in major European cities. The companies announced the cooperative efforts at the 3GSM World Congress here Monday. The service will extend MSN Hotmail and MSN Messenger mobile services to European markets. Calling the initiative with T-Mobile "one of the biggest milestones for us," Juha Christensen, vice president of Microsofts Mobile Devices Division, said the Smartphone will have "great SMS capability," a robust design and a vibrant screen. The device will offer "extremely good services that really enchant the end user," Christensen said in a keynote address at the congress.
Microsoft is working closely with numerous wireless operators to boost the role of data in mobile services. "We are all about putting the mobile operators at the center of what we do," Christensen said.