MSN Direct's weather, news, stocks, and entertainment info have been available on MSN Spot devices for a while now, but have been surprisingly missing from Microsoft's own cellphone devices. Not anymore. You can get now up-to-date info right on your Windows Mobile home screen direct from whatever data connection you have (Wi-Fi, 3G, EDGE). Best of all, it's free, which means that MSN Direct might be moving more towards a software service on already-connected devices, which in turn means that it might even expand to non Windows Mobile phones in the future? [MSNDirect]
I dutifully head on over to the link while browsing Giz on my Tilt. Demo on the page for the winmobile software? Requires Flash8 - not currently supported on winmobile devices...nice. Oh and this is only available for smartphones, not pocketpcs (at least not on the page linked). Bleah.