Hotmail still dominates as the most popular web-based email service and today Microsoft updated its Windows Live blog site with some Hotmail news, specifically for owners of Amazon's popular Kindle Fire tablet. The company has released a new version of the Hotmail client for the Kindle Fire.
According to the blog site, the Kindle Fire version of the Hotmail client has some differences from the normal Kindle Fire email client:
Whereas the native Kindle application simply downloads your mail via POP3, with the new Hotmail app you can sync all your mail, contacts, folders, and subfolders via the more robust Exchange Active Sync protocol. Because the Kindle Fire uses a different implementation of Android, we needed to make some updates to our previous Hotmail app for Android to ensure it worked well.
Microsoft also announced today that over three million active users have downloaded and used the regular Android client for Hotmail. They are joined by 12 million more active users for the iOS version of Hotmail. That means that there are a total of 15 million smartphone and tablet users that are using Microsoft's Hotmail on non-Microsoft operating systems.