Microsoft announces a new email client, Outlook.com. One million people sign up in the first six hours.
Microsoft introduced a new email client Tuesday called Outlook.com, a personal version of its already widely used brand.
Outlook.com is Microsoft’s latest stab at an email service and essentially replaces Hotmail as the company’s primary email service.
“We realized that we needed to take a bold step, break from the past and build you a brand new service from the ground up,” Microsoft said in a post. “Now, in addition to a desktop application and a service for businesses, we’re offering Outlook as a personal email service — Outlook.com.”
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Microsoft said Outlook.com is a “modern email designed for the next billion mailboxes.”
“In the Outlook.com inbox, your personal email comes alive with photos of your friends, recent status updates and tweets that your friend has shared with you, the ability to chat and video call,” Microsoft said.