Windows Live Hotmail is getting a lot of love from users of Apple iOS 5 devices, such as the recently launched iPhone 4S.
According to statistics shared by Microsoft, there are millions of users leveraging Hotmail on their iOS 5 devices.
In fact, Chris Jones
, corporate vice president of the Windows Live Experience reveals that every ten days, another million iOS 5 phones / tablets / digital media players are connected to the Redmond company’s free email service.
“Hotmail is the world’s leading email service, and last year we added support for Exchange Active Sync, allowing customers around the world to sync their Hotmail inbox, calendar, and contacts to their mobile phones through the power of Exchange,” Jones explained.
“Although we’ve had this support for a year already, with the release of iOS 5 it is now even easier to set up Hotmail on your iPhone or iPad. Since the release of iOS 5, more than 2 million customers have connected Hotmail to iPhones or iPads, and we’re just getting started—almost 100,000 new iOS 5 devices are being set up with Hotmail every day.”
In case you were wondering, this means that some 70 iOS 5 devices are connected to Hotmail every minute, namely more than one every second.
At the time of this article, no less than 40% of all copies of iOS 5 connected to Windows Live Hotmail were powering iPhone 4, with an additional 24% being installed on the new iPhone 4S, and 12% representing iPhone 3GS.
But at the same time, there are a number of users with iPads and iPods that upgraded to iOS 5, also leveraging Windows Live Hotmail – just have a look at the graphic on the left.
“Our work for Hotmail on smartphones doesn’t stop with iOS – we have great support for Windows Phone, Nokia, and BlackBerry – and with our new Android client, it’s now even easier to get started on Android,” Jones added.