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Microsoft Cops To 'My Phone' Cloud Service

After accidentally publishing the My Phone Web site before it was supposed to, Microsoft issued a statement regarding the new, cloud-based synchronization service.
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.