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- Following successful deployments on i-mode, Miyowa’s MoveMessenger™ IM WAP solution now extends availability to world’s leading mobile operators

- Fact: MoveMessenger™ is the mobile instant messaging technology of choice in France.

Paris & UK, 3 September 2007 – Miyowa, a European leader in mobile instant messaging and entertainment services, today announced that it developed the mobile Java version of Windows Live Messenger™, which has been launched by Bouygues Telecom.

This new agreement means that Bouygues Telecom customers will be able to use Windows Live Messenger, the most popular instant messaging service in France , on their mobile phone, thanks to Miyowa’s universal mobile instant messaging technology, MoveMessenger. In addition, customers will also be offered access to the world’s leading free web mail, Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail , from their mobile handset from the autumn this year.

To date, fifteen mobile operators use MoveMessenger around the world. Designed to provide an end-to-end service, which incorporates content distribution and advertising capabilities, together with detailed billing information, MoveMessenger has become the mobile instant messaging service of choice amongst European operators.

Olivier Laury, director of i-mode and content for Bouygues Telecom said: “Miyowa’s technology enables us to offer customers best-of-breed instant messaging. After the success of the i-mode version of Windows Live Messenger, which boasts almost 100,000 users, we are delighted to be able to offer all of our customers access to Europe’s leading mobile IM brand.”
Stéphane Hareng, VP strategic marketing & customer operations commented: ”Miyowa’s mobile IM is exactly what mobile operators want because it matches perfectly with the needs of mobile consumers. Easy-to-use, and function-rich, MoveMessenger is proven, versatile and enables future proofing of requirements.”

Until the end of September, Bouygues Telecom is offering embedded Windows Live Messenger free-of-charge for new customers with selected handsets (Sony Ericsson Ripcurl Z710, Sony Ericsson W200 Walkman and Nokia 5200).


About Miyowa

Miyowa is the European leader in mobile Instant messaging and entertainment for communities. Miyowa provides mobile operators and portals with a white-labelled, scalable range of Instant messaging related content and services. Since 2003, the company has developed a thorough expertise in federating mobile operators' and portals' communities.
Miyowa created the first handset independent universal end-to-end client messaging technology, compliant with all major existing standards: MoveMessenger™.

With the official support of the major Instant messaging brands, Miyowa allows operators' customers to access their preferred messenger and multimedia content.

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Andrew Durkin
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About Windows Live Messenger

Faster than email and easier than the phone, Windows Live Messenger is a free instant messaging (IM) service that allows people to connect with others in real time and express themselves in a rich, convenient and fun way. Windows Live Messenger is used by more than 280 million people each month, making it the world’s largest consumer IM service. The only IM service to offer full-screen video Windows Live Messenger was also the first to offer virtually unlimited file sharing. Every day over 2.5 billion Messenger messages are sent around the world and at any one time there are more than 15 million people using Windows Live Messenger – which is available at

About Bouygues Telecom

Created in 1994, Bouygues Telecom has 8.7 million customers, including 6.3 million with contracts, and 7,400 employees. Its ambition is to become the "preferred brand of mobile communication services" by further improving customer service.
After pioneering the talk-plan concept and free voicemail in France in 1996, followed by unlimited call plans (Millenium), in 2006 Bouygues Telecom launched Neo, the first call plan to offer unlimited calls to all operators every day after 8pm.
To guarantee high-quality customer service for consumers and businesses alike, Bouygues Telecom offers a large range of broadband services, including broadband i-mode and PCMCIA cards. Its national EDGE broadband network covers more than 91% of the French population.

Bouygues Telecom's six customer relations centres in France employ 2,000 customer advisors for optimum customer service.

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