February 7, 2009
After accidentally publishing the My Phone Web site before it was supposed to, Microsoft issued a statement regarding the new, cloud-based synchronization service.Here is the official statement from Microsoft:
Today, Microsoft's My Phone Web site went live prior to its scheduled debut. However, we are excited about the new Microsoft My Phone service, which will be available as a limited, invite-only beta. This is a significant milestone for Microsoft as it connects the phone to the PC and Web, making mobility a key pillar for the company's software+services strategy.
This new Microsoft cloud service syncs critical information (e.g., contacts, calendar appointments, tasks, text messages, photos, video, etc.) on a user's mobile phone to a password-protected Web site. Once synchronized, people can easily back-up and restore mobile phone data. My Phone provides an easy-to-use Web portal where people can access and manage content on the phone, and share that information with others. My Phone helps people:Keep their information backed up if they lose or break their phones.Transition information if they switch to new phones.Access the same information from their phone or PC.Additional information about the service can be found here: www.windowsmobile.com/myphone We will have more details about My Phone and the limited invite only beta at Mobile World Congress. So there you have it. My Phone, a new cloud-based service that will allow users to sync their personal data with a Web site, will be launched at Mobile World Congress. OverTheAir will be at Mobile World Congress to cover the announcement live. Check back here for more details starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 16.
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