Hotmail- not to be out done

Hotmail have now jumped on the extra storage bandwagon as have Yahoo. This Autum (Fall), will see the inbox rise to 250mb (2gb if you pay $19.99) and you can send 10mb attachments.

Makes you wonder if they could always offer this, or wasting some more money to play catch up?
Source: Unoffical Google Blog or login into your Hotmail account.