'Windows Live Messenger' Drops Into the App Store

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    Microsoft has released Windows Live Messenger for the iPhone and iPod touch, bringing an integrated environment for accessing the company' social services. The free application also offers users integrated access to their Hotmail accounts with the ability to read, reply, and compose directly in the application.
    Article Link: 'Windows Live Messenger' Drops Into the App Store
     
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    nice!!! I thought this would be out AFTER Windows Live Wave 4 :)
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Cool, had to use my US Store account as this isn't out in my country yet.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    I'm surprised they released this :eek: But that's good for people who want a free official client. Hopefully they will put as much work into the Mac client. Wishful thinking:p

    Regardless, I'm sticking with Beejive for iPhone, as it offers more networks that I use.
     
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    Video chat? :confused::rolleyes:
     
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    that is still lacking in the osx version. would have much hope for it in ios4
     
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    Lame

    The Hotmail access is lame. It just brings up the mobile website for Hotmail. :(
     
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    That's what I was thinking. With the new front facing camera, Microsoft could have blown us all away from day one.. but on the other hand.. :rolleyes:

    I guess I will get this, simply because it should be easier than logging in to hotmail via the web to check my old email account every so often. Hopefully no ads.

    Edit:
    Maybe not, then.
     
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    why not just use mail?
     
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    This app is really slow - even over wifi.

    It states '1 Jan 2001' as the date for every event - MASSIVE BUG

    The contrast is really poor, so when used outdoors you can barely see anything.
     
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    because its a pop3 mail account.
     
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    They managed to bring off line messaging to this(Mac client does not support this), so lets hope they copy and paste the code into the Mac client soon.
     
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    Considering that the text is black on white (as opposed to Apple's native SMS black on green/blue), if you can barely see anything outside it's the device or backlight at fault not that app.
    So Apple would be to blame for that one, not MS. :-\
     
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    I was thinking they should just release a Microsoft KIN app so they can start testing it. :D
     
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    The fact that you can send messages to people who are offline and also send nudges to people along with the Windows Live UI makes me think well why the hell haven't you put this into the OSX version! :mad:

    Still apart from the inconsistencies from Microsoft the app is very good I really like the camera feature and all the effects you can add to a picture before you send it.
     
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    For now. Exchange ActiveSync is coming out before the end of the month. :D
     
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    It's dire. No settings to configure makes it pretty useless. Beejive is much better
     
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    Why the heck can't people living in European countries download this app?
     
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    I live in Scotland and i got it. Dono why you can't.
     
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    Besides the UK then, I guess ... I can't find the app in the Swedish App Store.
     
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    aMSN KILLS Windows Live Messenger on OSX. I am so damn disappointed with Messenger on mac, it's useless, even the new beta.
     
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    Only problem is Microsoft was working on this long before the iPhone 4 was even out.
     
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    Sad how this application is better on a phone than it is on a Mac. aMSN is garbage, buggy, sad excuse for a software. So is the newest MSN 8 beta, but at least you can video chat on it.
     
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    It's not even out yet. :p
     

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