Well, this 'new' Microsoft invetion has been in Germany around long ago. It was first called Skyper. A FM receiver where you could subscribe to various news including DPA(German press), n-tv(the same like CNN or Reuters). And you could also receive personal messages as well as Short Message Services(SMS) and email. I don't know what this Microsoft invention is all about.
This skyper service was a service of T-Mobile. After all it failed. Nowadays another corporation is into deep with it and you can even use your Palm to receive these messages. Check this website out http://www.emessage.de/en/index.html.
;icrosoft is again trying to steal someones ideas!!