Microsoft Calls on T-Mobile: Microsoft

Microsoft Calls on T-Mobile: Microsoft and T-Mobile will cooperate in a series of initiatives that will bring the computer giant’s software and applications to users of specialized mobile phones.

“Pocket MSN heralds Microsoft’s first attempt to charge consumers for Internet services…such as instant messaging and e-mail. Recent surveys, such as the one conducted by German market analysts Fittkau and Maass, suggest that users are not put off by paying for previously free online content. With 35 percent of Germans already accessing information that requires a fee, the move by Microsoft has the potential to be very profitable.”