Nokia to include Windows Live services

In the works for over a year, an agreement has been reached between chief competitors Microsoft and Nokia. Mobile versions of the software giant's Windows Live Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger will soon be available on the phones of the largest handset maker. "We look at where the market is," said Steve Berkowitz, senior vice president of Microsoft's online services business. Under the deal, Nokia will start offering the two free applications on its most powerful Series 60 handsets this year and later in the year or early next year, the services will be made available on Series 40 phones. Berkowitz said Microsoft will continue to develop versions of Windows Live services for its own Windows Mobile operating systems as well as slimmed-down Wireless Application Protocol versions that can run on a wide array of phones.

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