While the world waits to hear what the next iPhone will bring, there are many more looking forward to the new version of the iOS operating system. Today we can tell you about another confirmed feature as iOS 5 is to release with Hotmail integration.
Owners of the Android platform have been able to download an application for Hotmail for their smartphone or tablet device. But now according to Pocket-lint instead of having to download an application, iPhone and iPad users will have the ability to select Hotmail as an option from iOS 5 once it has been released.
Hotmail product manager Bryan Saftler confirmed the Hotmail service will be contained within the soon to be released operating system. He stated “We’re going to be native on iOS 5, which is going to be released momentarily”.
It will be a move by the company to try and bring the Hotmail service back into the limelight since it has lost ground to the likes of Gmail from Google. The service will then be available on all major smartphone platforms, which already includes BlackBerry, Nokia, and Windows Phone Mango.
When the service is available via iOS 5 users will be able to easily configure it just like any other email service, and have calendar, contacts, and push features available. The Android application also allows users to send and receive images and attachments, and is available free from the Android Market. It runs on all Android versions from 2.1 all the way through to 2.3.3.
Will you be using the Hotmail service once iOS 5 is released?