Microsoft has designed the official Android app for its popular Hotmail email service.
Hotmail is the world’s most popular email service with more than 360 million users worldwide. The app, which is available as a free download on the Android Market, is capable of push-enabled access to users’ inbox, calender and contacts.
Mobile software maker Seven was contracted by Microsoft to design the Android application for Hotmail. The launch is also a first for Seven on the Android market.
Seven states the app will be jointly marketed by Microsoft and Seven.
"As the world's leading webmail service provider, our priority is to enable an exceptional experience for our customers accessing their Hotmail accounts from their mobile devices," said David Law of Microsoft.
"SEVEN has a strong background in mobile email technology and our partnership allows us to provide a rich experience for our Hotmail users who own Android phones," he added. Microsoft claims that it is committed to providing a great Hotmail experience irrespective of the platform.
Seven has had a long working relationship with Microsoft, as it certifies Hotmail for devices manufactured by HTC, LG, Motorola, Nokia and Samsung.