Windows Live Messenger, Hotmail available for BlackBerry

While Live Messenger was only available on certain carriers earlier when the BlackBerry Instant Messaging Clients review was underway, it just recently opened up and is available for free download. All the usual goodies are there, like smileys and status messages, but it looks like this launch is also being accompanied by a Live Hotmail app as well, offering free push e-mail from your Hotmail inbox.

(via Pinstack)

24 Responses to “Windows Live Messenger, Hotmail available for BlackBerry”

  1. 1 Will

    How weird, it says my 8330 is incompatible…looks like it’s only compatible with 8800’s and much older ones…

  2. 2 Song

    Hey Simon I think the “Carriers limitation” is still out there, yeah we have seen many AT&T users are glad to use the Live Messenger goodies, however, I test it myself the RIM ft. M$ present - Live Messenger and Hotmail still refuses to work on my China Mobile network, says “Services not enabled on this handheld”, no wonder what would happen to those on overseas carriers like Vodafone, O2, Orange, TIM, Telefornica, 3, T-Mo De, Smartone, China Unicom, NTT DoCoMo, etc,. So my guess is this new version (2.1) Live Messenger is a north-america-available software. I believe technically RIM is able to deliver this service to customers on any carrier, but as in a market-oriented world, some carriers may ask RIM to sign some “xxx exclusive only” deals to compete with their industry counterparts. It means this v2.1 Live Messenger still needs certain service books to be enabled, which just reminds me China Mobile’s WAP strategy towards 3rd party service providers. China Mobile blocks its users’ UAs (user agents) as a result 3rd party service providers will not be able to identify customers’ handheld, in other words, can’t deliver services to customers via OTA unless they pay some money to join China Mobile’s online community codename “Monternet”. What a world! Shoot me.

  3. 3 Louington

    “Smartphones supported: BlackBerry® 7130e, BlackBerry® 7250 and BlackBerry® 8703e from Bell Mobility, BlackBerry® 8800 from T-Mobile USA”


  4. 4 JerryD

    The “available for download” link doesn’t work for AT&T users, and may be an older version of Windows/MSN Messenger.

    The link that works for AT&T users and is for version 2.1.32 of the client is:

  5. 5 Mike

    Typical MS and carrier games. I was looking forward to this and it wont work on my 8310 and Rogers. Total bullsh*t. What is the ‘value’ in limiting access to services like this?

  6. 6 Ste8800

    I’ve got an 8800 on Orange UK and I’m getting unsupported device message :-(

  7. 7 AlexL

    doesn’t work on ATT Curve. :(

  8. 8 Logan

    JerryD’s link works for an 8130 on the Alltel network as well, when the original didn’t. Please update the link in the post with the added “20″ on the end.

    Thanks for the tip!

  9. 9 Mario

    just tried this link on my bbcurve 8310 on rogers and msn works perfectly on my phone ;-)

  10. 10 Dave

    That link from Mario worked for me too on an 8300 from Rogers, when the link in the post previously did not. Thanks Mario!

  11. 11 Rick

    worked for me too sry about the previous comment this is a nice bonus for BB can you get this on iphone?

  12. 12 JonV

    This showed up on my Telus 8330 yesterday on my unit. Not sure if they pushed it or what. My wife’s didn’t have it, but mine did and I didn’t download it from anywhere manually.

    I ran the wizard and it works. Very cool.

  13. 13 Nick

    It doesn’t work on Verizon 8330 Curve.. It’s sad for all Verizon customers can’t get “Windows Live Messenger” or “Hotmail” even couln’t download AIM.. only Verizon offer are “Gmail Talk” and “Yahoo IM”

  14. 14 jaimster

    It installed without problems, then when i try to sing in it keeps telling me the service is not enabled for this handheld, i have an att 8300 unlocked using t mobile… whats wrong?!?

  15. 15 reuben

    I have gone through a few hoops here in Toronto to download mesenger live onto my new curve, and it keeps telling me incompatible software. Isn’t the idea that the newest hardware and software should run the existing programs?

  16. 16 td

    I downloaded the Windows Live Messenger to my Curve, but I don’t see any Hotmail support. Does anyone know if Hotmail support is available???

  17. 17 tilly

    i have a bb curve and successfully downloaded windows live messenger, but everytime i try to sign in it says service not enabled for this handheld. does this mean that my bb does not support the application?? If so then i dont understand why it has downloaded onto my phone? could anyone help me???

  18. 18 evan

    My bb curve is through bell, trying to access live messenger but it says this device is not enabled. Can anyone help out? I’m a noob with these complex phones, getting ready to flush it down the toilet!

  19. 19 craig

    Hey there, just found out if you have a 8330 phone with bell and got the unlimited option, the msn live has been disabled. You can not use the messenger with the $30.00 per month unlimited package. My suggestion is to start pressuring bell to change that.

  20. 20 James

    I’m a bell user with my new Blackberry Curve 8330 I put the new application for Msn Live messenger 2.1 and it say Service not enable for this hand held. Since I have the 30.00 per month unlimited package from Bell I won’t get it. Why is that, they think we will use all are time on msn or some shit.. We better let Bell know what we think about it !!!

  21. 21 James

    Now is this unlimited data plan !!!

  22. 22 PJRR

    does it work with a bold 9000 like mine?

  23. 23 jeremy

    I have a blackberry 8703e for US Cellular and when I try to sign on to windows live messenger it says “service is not enabled for this device” it worked for a little while then just stopped working. Does anyone know how to fix this? Please reply asap!

  24. 24 woocha

    hey guys i have BB bold 9000 and i just installed windows live with WiFi connection but the problem is when i sign in it keeps telling me the same error ” service not enabled for this handheld” .

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