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Microsoft Announces Availability of Bloomberg on Windows Mobile Phones


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NEW YORK .— Responding to increased demands of financial professionals for on-the-go access to critical market news, data and other resources, Microsoft Corp. today announced at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) 28th Annual Technology Management Conference & Exhibit the broad availability of Bloomberg for Windows Mobile-based phones.

Bloomberg — the premier real-time financial information network — provides business and financial professionals with comprehensive tools and data on the all-inclusive BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service. With the availability of Bloomberg on Windows Mobile phones, Bloomberg users will access economic data, pricing, the latest financial and world news, Bloomberg messaging, alerts, personalized market monitors, and other Bloomberg functions from virtually any phone running Windows Mobile 6.

“Access to market information and news is critical for Bloomberg users, who are the financial professionals with the most at stake,” said John Waanders of Bloomberg. “Bloomberg on Microsoft will further empower our global customer base to access Bloomberg functions via one of the world’s most recognizable mobile platforms.”

Windows Mobile 6 allows users to retrieve e-mail, manage schedule and contact information, browse the Internet, and explore business documents through mobile versions of familiar Microsoft software, including Microsoft Office Outlook Mobile; Microsoft Office Word Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile and Excel Mobile; and Windows Live for Mobile. Built-in security features, scalability and manageability enhancements also enable enterprise-ready flexibility to equip businesses with resources that make their mobile work force more productive.

“Mobile access to news, data and other types of market information is no longer a luxury for today’s financial services professionals, who need to be connected with real-time information where their work takes them,” said Craig Saint-Amour, director of U.S. capital markets industry solutions at Microsoft. “Through our collaboration with Bloomberg, Microsoft is able to provide Bloomberg on Windows Mobile phones, giving users Bloomberg’s real-time, productivity-enhancing information services while they are away from their desktops and laptops.”


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