BARCELONA, Spain — Feb. 16, 2009 — Today at Mobile World Congress 2009, Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E. and Microsoft Corp. announced a new alliance enabling them to distribute Windows Live Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger on mobile phones in Orascom Telecom’s key markets. The services will be introduced to customers in a phased rollout through Orascom’s affiliate partners.
“With Orascom, we will be able to tap the great growth potential of the mobile market in the Middle East,” said Tom Bailey, senior director of product management for Windows Live for Mobile services at Microsoft. “Through our new alliance, we have the ability to extend the mobile Windows Live Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger experience for our mutual customers.”
“From text messaging to the mobile Internet, our customers will be able to easily access the Windows Live experiences from the mobile phone,” said Emad Farid, group chief operating officer at Orascom Telecom. “This alliance with Microsoft is a part of our strategy to offer our subscribers first-rate mobile services.”
Lots of news coming from microsoft from the MWC in spain. Glad to know pakistan is gonna recieve windows live via maybelink