Microsoft Corp. will release a version of its Windows Live Messenger application for use on NTT DoCoMo mobile phones “very soon,” sources at Microsoft say. Windows Live Messenger is Microsoft’s online chat program, which competes with a similar offering from Yahoo Japan Corp. The Japanese mobile version will allow real-time chat with other users on PCs or phones, access to buddy lists, and a “wake-up” feature that will send e-mail to a user’s phone when friends want to chat.
Microsoft will initially offer the Messenger chat application as a Java program available for download on mobile phones but hopes to eventually make it a standard feature on all DoCoMo handsets, a source said. The software giant will also offer a version of the program for other domestic carriers later this year, the source said. A DoCoMo spokesman said he had no knowledge of the application.Continue>>