Microsoft rolled out worldwide Pop3 support for Hotmail, if you want, you can import messages from Hotmail into Gmail using the mail fetcher. Simply, go to the Accounts tab from Gmail's settings page and click on "Add a mail account you own". Type the Hotmail address and use the following settings:
Username: your Windows Live Hotmail email address
Password: your Hotmail password
POP Server: pop3.live.com
Enable all the four subsequent options (the only option that's required is "Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail").