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Nokia Adds Windows Live Messenger To Its Messaging Platform

Nokia, the Finland based phone manufacturing giant, has announced the inclusion of Windows Live Messenger to its Nokia messaging platform. The IM will be accessible from its chat application.

Although Nokia E72 comes with the IM, other users of Nokia phones like Nokia E63, Nokia E71 and Nokia E75 were required to download of 'Nokia Messaging for IM' from Ovi Store.

The first edition of Windows Live Messenger for Nokia Messaging will give the users the opportunity to have multiple conversations simultaneously, change their status and personal messages, and manage their Windows Live buddy lists straight from their homescreen.

It is important to note that Nokia is the world's largest manufacturer of mobile telephones; its global device market share was about 38% in the 3rd quarter of 2009 with global annual revenue of EUR 50.7 billion. The fact that it had to add support for Windows Live Messenger speaks volumes of its popularity.

The IM which will have tabbed chat windows will also give the user the ability to call directly from the buddy list. The messenger will also provide pop ups for any new messages when it is running in the background making multitasking even easier and the option to sign in will also be provided.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.