Hotmail for Kindle Fire logoMicrosoft has certainly not been one to shy away from developing software for rival platforms, and following the release of several apps for iOS in recent months, the company has brought its dedicated Hotmail application to the Kindle Fire.

Users of Amazon's debut tablet were previously able to access Hotmail only through their web browser, but the new application makes for a much more user-friendly experience. And if you've already used the official Hotmail app on an Android handset before, you'll be very familiar with the Kindle Fire version.

Its based upon the existing app, but modified for Amazon's 7-inch device, using the Exchange Active Sync protocol to sync not only email, but contacts, folders, and subfolders as well.

David Law, Director of Hotmail Product Management, said on Microsoft's Inside Windows Live blog that the company wants its customers to enjoy a great Hotmail experience on any device they choose:

"We think it's critical that our customers can use Hotmail from any device they choose. So, in addition to making Hotmail work great on devices running Windows, we'll continue to invest in great experiences on other major device platforms."

Law revealed that there are currently over 12 million active Hotmail users with iOS devices, and 3 million active users with the official Hotmail app on Android.

The Hotmail for Kindle Fire application is available to download now from the Amazon Appstore, and it's completely free.

What do you think of Microsoft's new Hotmail app for the Kindle Fire?

[via The Next Web]

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