According to a report from Neowin, Microsoft is developing iPhone applications for both Windows Live Messenger and Bing.
Both applications are likely to be released alongside the upcoming Windows Live Wave 4 updates due in approximately March 2010. Neowin understands that Windows Live is working aggressively to move its applications onto the iPhone. Last week Microsoft principal group program manager David Raissipour confirmed to Cnet news that “We are actively working on it” when questioned over the Bing iPhone plans.
Microsoft already has two iPhone apps: Tag Reader and Seadragon in the App Store.
It’s good to see Microsoft adopting “if you can’t beat them join them” philosophy to compete multi-platform in order to maintain and grow market share in web based applications.