Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Vodafone to launch IM services with Microsoft and Yahoo!
Posted on 13-Feb-2007 22:50. | Tags Filed under: News.

Vodafone has announced partnerships with Microsoft and Yahoo! that will seamless instant messaging (IM) between PC and mobile phones.

Microsoft will provide Vodafone with access to the Windows Live Messenger platform through a co-branded service. With Yahoo! Vodafone will work on an integrated communications service that will be based on a co-branded application that can work on both PCs and mobile devices.

The new IM services will provide millions of customers with enhanced IM communication opportunities and will be launched in select European markets later this year.

The co-branded Instant Messenger experience will be available on a wide range of Vodafone consumer handsets, including those on the Windows Mobile platform, bringing together customers of other Mobile Network Operator IM network.

In June 2005, Vodafone and Microsoft announced the signing of a strategic alliance agreement involving the interconnection of existing instant messaging services from both companies. The announcement made now is of a new, co-branded and converged instant messaging offering.

Vodafone and Yahoo! intend to further develop their partnership by exploring the creation of next generation communication services. The companies first established their partnership in November 2006 when Vodafone named Yahoo! their exclusive display advertising partner in the UK. Together the companies are creating an innovative mobile advertising business to enhance the customer experience on mobile phones while providing both companies with a new revenue stream.

comments powered by Disqus

Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Vodafone always connected
Created by freitasm, last reply by 1eStar on 25-Oct-2016 23:18 (19 replies)
Pages... 2

Galaxy Note 7 Announcement and Owners' Thread
Created by eracode, last reply by julianz on 25-Oct-2016 16:52 (1192 replies)
Pages... 78 79 80

Sony XZ Owners discussion
Created by networkn, last reply by dafman on 25-Oct-2016 16:02 (112 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8

Shifting ISP and domain name
Created by noob, last reply by noob on 25-Oct-2016 18:45 (13 replies)

Rise of the machines
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by richms on 25-Oct-2016 12:41 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3

Gigabit cable now available
Created by sub, last reply by SteveC on 24-Oct-2016 22:51 (61 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5

RNZAF Boeing 757 breaks down when carrying PM. RNZAF must have an atrocious dispatch reliability figure.
Created by amiga500, last reply by Technofreak on 25-Oct-2016 22:31 (22 replies)
Pages... 2

Kiwibank Platinum by fees not by service?
Created by joker97, last reply by openmedia on 22-Oct-2016 11:23 (22 replies)
Pages... 2