Microsoft finally sorts out its app situation
by on October 12, 2011
For a company that revolutionised computing in the ’80s and ’90s Microsoft seems a little slow to respond to the app revolution which has taken place over the last few years in the mobile phone world.
For ages now we have had to use third-party apps to access Hotmail on a smartphone, but now an official app has finally made it to the Market.
The app isn’t exactly worth the wait – other apps have been doing a decent job before it came along – but it does offer some decent features.
These include push notifications, calendar and contacts synching, viewing all of your folders and it also supports multiple Hotmail accounts.
For some very strange reason, the app is 6MB and it is also something of a battery hogger, with it consuming a fifth of our battery in a day when we had it switched on.
For regular users of Hotmail, this is a very good app but one that still seems a little frayed around the edges. For a start, the push emails took a long time to respond and synching didn’t seem to happen when we wanted it to.
Here’s hoping there’s an update soon that rectifies these small but annoying issues.
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