Mobile computing has begun a revolution of epic proportions, ever since the smartphone was launched by Apple Inc in 2011. Though there existed many devices closely resembling that of Apple’s iconic product, the mass scale at which iPhones began to be available set the world around on its toes. The smartphone allowed communications to be possible even when on the move, because of wireless technology. With the concept of conversations on the smartphone soon becoming accepted, it was not long before, other modes of communication of modern world, such as email too arriving on the smartphone. One such email service which quite literally set the current benchmarks was Hotmail.com.
In an era where Internet Explorer and its predecessors were already taking baby steps into creating the World Wide Web, an email service called Hotmail was begun, by an Indian software engineer, Sabeer Bhatia. Called Electronic mail or email, every person signing-up for the service was offered a unique name and address, in the digital format. Users had to share their Hotmail addresses to receive and send mails and communications.
Soon this product came to the rule the world, as it simplified the ways of communication. The mailing service allowed users to compose a mail similar to conventional letter-writing, with text editor and an address tab.
Where it took days and weeks for letters to be delivered by the conventional method, here was a product which shortened the time line to a few precious minutes. Thus came into vogue a letter-writing mode which was set to change the world of communications. Soon nearly every communication was moved to the email, as internet connectivity improved from region to region.
Hotmail, successors more powerful
Eventually Hotmail become the Outlook.com after Microsoft Corporation added it to its platform of productivity tools. Hotmail accounts are now automatically available on Outlook.com. In its Hotmail page, Microsoft reports its plan to upgrade and improve the email services for Hotmail customers. Therefore, Hotmail email address itself can be used as outlook.com email address. There are additional features also available with outlook.com. Users can sign-up for an existing email address, all within the same inbox.