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RIM & Microsoft Sign BlackBerry Agreement


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This integration of Windows Live services into the BlackBerry platform will allow customers who use Windows Live Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger on their smartphone to benefit with the ability to communicate in real-time using push technology.

Customers will be able to access their Windows Live Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger account from their BlackBerry by simply entering their Windows Live e-mail address and password once

Windows Live Hotmail for BlackBerry will allow customers also to:

·    Use BlackBerry ‘push’ technology for automatic message delivery and message synchronisation so the customers’ online account is up-to-date with actions taken on their BlackBerry smartphone
·    Use a dedicated inbox for Windows Live Hotmail messages, which are automatically delivered to the smartphone. Customers can also choose to receive their Windows Live Hotmail messages, along with messages from other e-mail accounts, within a single inbox on their BlackBerry smartphone
·    Display HTML e-mail with the ability to view graphics, Web links, and contact photos in emails
·    Windows Live Messenger for BlackBerry will allow customers to:
·    Send instant messages and join group chats
·    Set status and see the presence of friends and colleagues within Windows Live Messenger or their contact cards
·    Customise status messages
·    Showcase their Display Picture (Avatar)
·    Send and receive pictures and files
·    Use more than 60 emoticons