Steve Ballmer previewed last day Windows Live Messenger in Brazil. He talks about the cloud and the new features in store for Messenger customers.
Windows Live Messenger is the first application of Wave 4 to be unveiled, will bring a greater number of games, the creation of badges, more integration with social networks and the possibility to leave a video message to friends who are off line. Other thinks that you can find are the search results integrated with Bing, support for high definition video messages, the new tab management for different conversations, integration with Hotmail and Messenger Companion, also an add-on for Internet Explorer. The last think that I want to quote is availability and the support for mobile devices (OS) as: Windows Phone, iPhone and BlackBerry.
Here are some Windows Live Messenger statistics:
- The average length of a Messenger session (a conversation) is 9-11 minutes
- About 59% of sessions are over 5 minutes, with about 10% over 20 minutes long
- 1.6 billion sessions per month are over 30 minutes long
- People use Messenger to exchange over 380 million photos a month —over 4.5 billion photos a year (this is in addition to the tens of billions of photos people also share each month via Windows Live SkyDrive and Hotmail)
- Messenger users have 230 million voice & video conversations per month
- Average voice session length is about 18.2 minutes
- Average video session length is about 13.3 minutes
- 9% of video calls and 13% of voice calls are longer than 1 hour
- Usage of international voice and video sessions differ geographically
statistics provided by: Angus Logan Blog.
You can also learn more about the upcoming Messenger release at www.messengerpreview.com(temporary offline).