Thursday, February 9, 2006

Microsoft Announces Global Partner Support for its Mobile Messaging

At this week's 3GSM World Congress 2006 in Barcelona, Microsoft is showcasing new services and Windows Mobile-based devices from its global partners.

Cingular Wireless, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone announced free upgrades to the Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP) for all their Windows Mobile 5.0 customers, enabling Direct Push functionality and providing enhanced device management and security for messaging applications. Palm and i-Mate also reaffirmed their commitment to free MSFP upgrades.

New Windows Mobile-based devices unveiled at 3GSM include:
the HP iPAQ hw6900 Mobile Messenger, the Gigabyte Communications g-Smart (offered by Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. in Taiwan), the ASUS P305 3G-enabled smartphone, and the Fujitsu Siemens FS Pocket Loox. In addition, HTC Corp. has unveiled a new product portfolio of Windows Mobile-based devices that are Direct Push-enabled and will be made available globally to T-Mobile and other operators beginning in the second quarter of this year.

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