Today Microsoft announced that Microsoft Office Communicator for windows mobile phones has reached its first beta.  I dont know at the minute if there are any public betas available or if its just and FYI from the product team but as soon as I know otherwise I will post something up here.

I have installed this on my own Windows Mobile 5 device and it has been working well and seems pretty stable although I am sure after a few days I will start to bump into some bugs. 

I personally think this is a great step forward for our RTC technologies because it means users can set their presence, check others presence and gain access to all the benefits of Communicator without the need to be 'attached' to their laptop.  Personally for me this means that I can log onto Communicator now when I am on the train into/out of London, going for lunch in the canteen or anywhere else with a signal for that matter.  Some would say this is a bad thing but the way I look at it is that people are going to try and get hold of me anyway and I would rather channel that communication via my IM client than another email in my mailbox or cope with voicemail tennis.

So,  exciting news in the world of RTC I am sure you will agree and I look forward to telling you more about the mobile communicator and communicator web access when I have more information