Microsoft is continuing its efforts to keep pace in the fast-moving mobile market with the release of an app for its Windows Live Messenger client for the iPhone and iPad.
Microsoft already boasts more than 300 million Live Messenger users, a number it hopes to increase as it expands onto new platforms in search of both enterprise and consumer uptake. Enterprise Mobile Today takes a look.
Microsoft said Monday it is now shipping a Windows Live Messenger application that’s free via the iTunes App Store and works on Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
The announcement is part of Microsoft’s plans to bolster its mobile strategy and to convince both consumers and enterprise IT staffers that the company is not so far behind competitors like Apple and Google(NASDAQ: GOOG) that it can’t catch up in the mobile marketplace.