While Google’s Gmail service is enjoying quite a bit of success recently, Microsoft doesn’t plan to let the search engine giant run off with the webmail crown just yet. Word is that Microsoft is planning to introduce Hotmail push email support via Exchange ActiveSync, which is available on a good 300 million phones. With that in place, you’ll be able to synchronize the email between your phone and the web, along with calendar and contacts. The new Hotmail will include a single contact list of all online contacts, which includes those from services like Facebook, LinkedIn and MySpace. Other improvements also include improved security measures, allowing you to recover access to your Hotmail account using your mobile phone or PC as proof of account ownership. Are you looking forward to such improvements, or have you already migrated away to Gmail a long time ago?