Messenger Mobile (Microsoft)

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Messenger Mobile
Windows Live Messenger icon.png
Windows Live Messenger Mobile screenshot.png
Messenger Mobile WAP version
Developer(s) Microsoft
Operating system Java ME, Windows Mobile, Symbian OS 9.x, BlackBerry OS, iOS
Available in Over 50 languages
Type Instant messaging client
License Proprietary

Messenger Mobile (formerly named Windows Live Messenger Mobile) is the version of Messenger that is aimed to be used in mobile devices over a cellular data plan or Wi-Fi (if supported by the phone). There is a WAP-compatible version that may be used on any mobile device, and also specific client versions designed for Windows Mobile, iOS, BlackBerry and Nokia Series 60 devices.

Windows Live Messenger Mobile for Java ME[edit]

Nokia Series 40[edit]

The Windows Live Messenger Mobile client comes as a Java ME mobile application pre-loaded on devices such as Nokia 7610, Nokia 7510, Nokia 7210, Nokia 6700c, Nokia 6600s, Nokia 6303c, Nokia 6260s, Nokia 5220, Nokia 5130XM, Nokia 3720c, Nokia 3710f, Nokia, 3600s, Nokia 2730c, Nokia 2700c, Nokia 5530, Nokia 6303c and Nokia X3.

Sony Ericsson[edit]

Windows Live Messenger Mobile client is also pre-loaded on most Sony Ericsson mobile devices as a Java ME application.[1]

Windows Live Messenger Mobile for Windows Mobile[edit]

A client version of Windows Live Messenger Mobile is a part of client application named "Windows Live for WIndows Mobile" included with the Windows Mobile 6 operating system. It is included on both Windows Mobile 6 smartphone edition (non-touch screen phones) and professional (touch screen phones). Among other features you can send voice-clips (max 10 seconds), pictures & emoticons.

Windows Live Messenger Mobile for Symbian OS[edit]

Windows Live Messenger running on an S60 Platform device.

Nokia Series 60[edit]

A client for Windows Live Messenger was developed by Microsoft for the Symbian S60 Platform commonly used in mobile phones such as Nokia smartphones and released on August 23, 2007, to selected markets. In May 2009, the client was made available on the Ovi Store. This version of Windows Live Messenger includes many of the features of the Windows Live Messenger client, including grouped contacts, voice clips (max 10 seconds), image and file sending; as well as features unique to S60 such as tabbed chat windows and integration with contact list and other features of the S60 platform.[2] When the trial expires the cost to users of Messenger for S60 is £1.50/$2.94 for 30 calendar days of use.[3] As of February 2009, Microsoft stopped charging for Windows Live Mobile and the service is now offered for free.[4]

Windows Live Messenger Mobile for iOS[edit]

The Windows Live Messenger for iOS client supports receiving of instant messaging notifications even when the application closed, and allows Multiple Points of Presence (MPOP) such that a user can be signed into multiple locations at the same time. Photos and albums can also be uploaded from the mobile devices onto Windows Live Photos, based on SkyDrive, and the application allows simple image editing capabilities and people tagging within the photos. The application also supports the "Messenger social" feed on Windows Live Profile, allowing users to view and comment on the social updates and activities of their contacts on Windows Live, as well as those on Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn once these social networks have been connected to Windows Live as a "Service".

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sony Ericsson support website: Windows Live Messenger". Retrieved 2012-03-19. 
  2. ^ "Nokia Europe - Windows Live". Retrieved 2012-03-19. 
  3. ^ Metz, Cade (2008-01-09). "Microsoft set to milk mobile Messenger mavens?". The Register. Retrieved 2012-03-19. 
  4. ^ "Nokia Europe - Frequently asked questions about Windows Live". Retrieved 2012-03-19. 

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