Wow, this is really exciting! It is rumored that Microsoft might provide a preview of Windows Live Wave 4 today. NeoWin has started wetting our software taste buds with some early previews of technologies expected as part of this wave. One in particular is a Windows Live Messenger client for the iPhone OS. Yep, you read right, Windows Live Messenger on the iPhone OS. Microsoft’s Mac BU already develops a client for the Macintosh OS X.
Remember in December 2009 we told you Microsoft were planning a Windows Live Messenger app for iPhone? Well today we can reveal a little bit more.
Today we can exclusively unveil the first official screenshots of Windows Live Messenger for iPhone. The application will arrive in June alongside the rest of Windows Live Wave 4. According to our sources, Microsoft will unveil the next generation of Windows Live Messenger tomorrow but will not ship bits to public beta until June. A limited private beta is expected to take place in May.
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Windows Live Messenger for iPhone will include photo sharing, chat and a social stream for users.
The Windows Live team has shifted focus to the next major release internally known as Wave 4. The announcement was made by Chris Jones, Corporate Vice President of Windows Live, on the Inside Windows Live team blog, Getting ready for Windows Live Wave 4.
Jones writes, “We will then roll out updates to our web services, followed by betas of our software for Windows PCs, Macs, and phones. Our approach is to release betas to the public once we think the build is in pretty good shape, learn through beta usage data and beta user feedback, and make additional refinements that eventually become the final release. Of course, we’ll continue to update the service as we see how you use it every day and hear from you about what’s working and what needs improvement.”
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