Microsoft opened the beta of Windows Live Mobile a few weeks ago, and although I expressed interest. I haven’t heard back yet. Lucky for us some beta testers are now able to shore some info. Arne Hess runs a great mobile site at the::unwired and he’s got screenshots galore. Among the key functions of the new mobile app are an updated version of the MSN Messenger client, mobile RSS feed reading, Windows Live local searches, integrated Outlook contact synchronization, and more.
The underlying thread that connects all of these mobile features is definitely the new Windows Live service. Everything integrates back within the Live "universe" which Microsoft is clearly betting heavily on for a big future. Personally, I’m hoping to see podcatching support in the RSS reader, as well as the usage of phone location services for the Live local searches.