Three New Windows Live Products for Mobile Devices

On the heels of the Windows Mobile 6 announcement, Microsoft has announced that three new Live products will be available on mobile devices. Live Search for Windows Mobile and Live Search for Java provide customers with advanced local search and mapping capabilities on their mobile device. In conjunction with the availability of Windows Mobile 6, Microsoft also introduced Windows Live for Windows Mobile — a rich set of Windows Live services including e-mail, instant messaging and search — uniquely designed to work with Windows Mobile powered devices.

Live Search for mobile devices offers category-based local searching (eg, local businesses or points of interest) based on your location and results can be saved to contacts or you can get map directions to and from that location. It also offers maps and directions using GPS capabilities and real-time traffic data (for more than 25 US cities).

Note that Live Search will only be available in the United States and the United Kingdom for now.

Windows Live for Windows Mobile offers Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Messenger, Live Search and Windows Live Spaces (Microsoft’s global blogging and photo service).

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