have supplied us with a full list of phones that they will be supporting with their and Windows Live Messenger clients, and have provided us with a number of useful updates since we originally mentioned that were now supplying these clients for use on non- supplied phones.
Firstly, it appears that Windows Live Messenger is getting the same level of treatment asdoes (under their promotion); that is, you don’t even need to TopUp your account for both and Windows Live Messenger to work on your device; even if your credit has expired, it would appear both -custom app versions will keep working.
How can you obtain these apps; well, if you have asupplied phone, it should have links or shortcuts to these apps already built into the firmware (although it may involve a download on the first connection). However, for those who have upgraded their firmware to a generic firmware, or for those who are using a non- -supplied phone, then today, it’s quite simple…
All you need to do is to insert yoursim into your phone, power it on, and go to the Planet 3 link which should automatically appear on the phone (either directly on a shortcut key, or within the Favourites / Bookmarks within the browser, and you may find it’s preset as the homepage within the browser). Once there, you can select these apps, and then download these apps.
However, and this is a very smart move from; from 1st October, if you put a sim into your phone, it will automatically connect and download these apps in the background, and then notify you (via text) when this has completed. This is a very shrewd move by , and adds to the user convenience of these apps.
So, for that list of fully supported phones?
- Nokia E65, Nokia N95 8GB,
- Sony Ericsson C510, Sony Ericsson C902, Sony Ericsson K660i, Sony Ericsson W595
Now, although that’s the formal list of supported phones, there are, of course, many phones thathave supported directly with clients, such as the , so you may find it’s possible to access and download clients for other phones, although we can’t guarantee this at this stage. We should also point out that the list of phones that can run the client is much longer, so it does potentially seem to be just the Windows Live Messenger client which is shortening that list right now.