Sunday, February 15, 2009

Microsoft and Gemalto Partner on Mobile Live Messenger SIM Security

Microsoft and Gemalto are collaborating to offer Windows Live Messenger services to the mass market of mobile subscribers through a new Windows Live Messenger client application that comes pre-installed on phone Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards. The Gemalto application, named SIMessenger, is the world's first Microsoft-certified instant messaging SIM client solution.

Gemalto's SIMessenger enables users to keep in touch with their Windows Live Messenger contacts from their mobile phone. To date, three operators have successfully deployed SIMessenger: Oi in Brazil, Personal S.A. in Argentina and Movistar in Peru. Gemalto has already delivered close to 5 million SIM cards embedding the Windows Live instant messaging application.