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微软/Windows Live 将与惠普及中国电信的业务合作

这冲击波般的新闻潮随着微软前/昨天发布的一个 Windows Live Services 升级的新闻而来,大家都在关注着 Windows Live Wave 3 的相关一系列更新/升级的同时,让我们看看这新闻稿里面的其他一些内容:

除了新加入的 50 余家合作伙伴来丰富 What’s New Feed 服务的更新内容之外,HP 和中国电信无疑成为出现频率最高的两个合作企业。

In addition to partnering with leading Web companies, Microsoft announced alliances with HP and China Telecom Corporation Ltd. to deliver Windows Live services to more people across the globe.

微软在无线移动业务方面选择了 Verizon 在成像打印业务方面选择了 HP 作为合作伙伴,无疑是强强联手。虽然微软与惠普的合作要追溯回惠普电脑将在 09 年部署 Live Search 工具栏,而以 IPG 业务起家并壮大的 HP 此次跟微软的合作,双方又通过什么达到双赢呢?

HP, the worldwide leader in printing solutions, will distribute Windows Live Photo Gallery with its consumer printers, including Photosmart and Deskjet lines, starting next year. The combined offer provides HP customers with Windows Live Photo Gallery, an end-to-end photo management and printing solution.

“Beginning in 2009, HP will feature Windows Live Photo Gallery and HP Creative Print Projects across the HP Photosmart and HP Deskjet consumer printing portfolios,” said Sam Greenblatt, general manager of Core Technologies, Imaging and Printing Group, at HP. “We are pleased to be working with Microsoft to provide an enhanced user experience for our customers. This offering will allow users to print, share, organize and edit a wide array of creative print projects at home, such as photo books, collages, cards and calendars.”

个人认为,从明年开始惠普可能会把 Windows Live Photo Gallery 整合入其打印机产品随机带的软件包,可能取代或者加强了原来的 HP PhotoSmart Essential 或者 Image Zone Express 之类的照片编辑、管理软件,更加丰富用户的照片管理、扫描、打印等用户体验。而微软则也是通过此次业务合作,凭空轻松的拿下相当多的 Windows Live Photo Gallery 新用户。

而说到微软跟中国电信的合作,所谓被称为世界上最大的电信、宽带以及移动服务商的中国电信将提供一个世界级的综合信息服务。微软将和中国电信合作联合发布一个新版本的 Windows Live Messenger,而这个新版本的 Messenger 将默认提供给中国电信的互联网宽带用户以及移动设备用户。

China Telecom, one of the world’s largest telecommunications, broadband and mobile services providers, is committed to providing a world-class integrated information service. The company will be providing a co-branded version of the new Windows Live Messenger to its Internet services subscribers on PCs and through mobile devices in the near future.

占了世界 1/5 人口的中国市场貌似第一次被如此重视,单从预期用户数量来看,微软此次确实拿下了一个不错的 Deal。从 Verizon 到 China Telecom,看来在移动通信这块,微软似乎是瞄准了 CDMA 来的。 😀 而这个中国“后娘养”的新版 Windows Live Messenger 的命运将会如何呢?我们只能拭目以待了。 😛

微软新闻链接:Microsoft Introduces Updated Windows Live Services

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