Live Messenger on iPhone Better Than Windows Mobile

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Microsoft has released official Windows Live Messenger software for the iPhone and it includes some features not available even on Windows Mobile. Some of our readers were upset that Microsoft was not supporting Windows Mobile with the new m.bing.com Bing mobile site, and now we see another blow to Microsoft’s own operating system with this. According to Neowin, the new Windows Live for iPhone app supports Messenger Social features that include “friends’ photos and status updates from Windows Live, Facebook, and MySpace, and at a glance, see what your Messenger friends are sharing from Flickr, YouTube, and many other social and photo sharing sites.” The Windows Mobile 6.5 version of Windows Live only supports status updates and photos from Windows Live friends.

What is going on here? Is Microsoft not even trying to compete anymore? Or is Windows Live Messenger for Windows Phone 7 going to be 100 times better than this? Heck, Microsoft hasn’t even made Windows Live Messenger for their newest KIN or Zune HD devices! Where are the priorities?

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Adam Z. Lein
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002.Read more about Adam Lein!