Sunday, April 8, 2007

Microsoft Ties Windows Live Messenger to Xbox 360

Beginning the week of May 7, 2007, Microsoft Xbox 360 users will have access to Windows Live Messenger, enabling members of the 6 million-strong Xbox LIVE community to text chat with up to six people on their contact list at one time, while playing games, listening to music or watching movies.

A virtual keyboard is accessible on Xbox 360 or users can connect a USB keyboard to the console. This summer Microsoft plans to offer a QWERTY text-input device, a new accessory that will connect directly into the Xbox 360 controller to support text and instant messaging.

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