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  • CKurt

    Live Messenger usage is high (most popular service) in some countries (Belgium , Netherlands , Brazil, Argentinia) but Skype is much more known outside the more narrow scope of Messenger.

    Also know, most people I know still say "Add me on MSN" because it used to be called MSN Messenger instead of Live Messenger.

    Right now if I am 'online' I need to start: Live Messenger, Skype, Facebook, GTalk, Communicator (Lync) and so on... Anything that will help do this in one program is good for me!

    Imagine:
    # Skype contacts in Messenger
    # Decent Skype UI ?
    # Unified contact list
    # Video chat with people on skype
    # Video chat from messenger to any mobile device having support for Skype
    # Video chat in WP7 integrated into contact list and their 'online' status.

    This is just a great vision of connected screens. Altough I feel like they have paid a bit to much.

    Lets hope they don't remove crossplatform support and really support all devices.