Microsoft sends a message to BlackBerry

This will definitely be a story to watch.

Microsoft Corp. plans to unveil several devices Monday as well as offers from cell phone-service providers as it aims at the lucrative mobile e-mail market now dominated by Research in Motion’s BlackBerry device, according to a published report.

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Microsoft (Research) will introduce four devices to be shipped with its new “push” e-mail function built in. Microsoft has not been able to cheaply and easily offer push e-mail, which has a message show up as soon as it is received. That has given Research in Motion (Research), which offers push e-mail on the BlackBerry, a competitive advantage.

The Journal reports that Microsoft’s new devices are to be manufactured by cell phone and computer makers, and include Hewlett-Packard (Research) new hand-held computer called the iPAQ hw6900.

(source: CNN).

  

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