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Windows Live Messenger for iPhone

So far, iPhone owners who want to hook up with Windows Live Messenger buddies need to use third-party apps. But the wait for an official Microsoft app is nearly over.

So far, iPhone owners who want to hook up with Windows Live Messenger buddies need to use third-party apps. But the wait for an official Microsoft app is nearly over.

Neowin has the exclusive:

Today we can exclusively unveil the first official screenshots of Windows Live Messenger for iPhone. The application will arrive in June alongside the rest of Windows Live Wave 4. According to sources Microsoft will unveil the next generation of Windows Live Messenger tomorrow but will not ship bits to public beta until May.

Windows Live Messenger for iPhone will include photo sharing, chat and a social stream for users.

It's been a long time coming, but I can see this becoming a must-have app for those with a broad social network for friends, family and business colleagues.