With the release of Windows Mobile 6.5, Microsoft announced their new FREE phone back-up / sync service called “My Phone” has graduated out of Beta! With all the features Microsoft packed into My Phone, the software package / service is MUCH MORE than just a Backup or Sync utility. Once installed, Windows Mobile 6+ phones can easily backup their contacts, photos, calendar events, and other data directly to a secure Microsoft site.
According to the MyPhone Website, once you sync your data to the site you can easily manage, access and transfer data to and from your phone or any other Windows Mobile 6+ phones you may have through the Microsoft My Phone Website using easy to use menues and search functions. With Social Media sites being the big thing right now, the service also allows you to send your files and photos directly to sites like Facebook and Flickr. Sounds a lot like Live Mesh if you ask me… 😉
Here’s a short list of just some of the things you can do with the free My Phone software / service.
- Backup your phone’s content automatically up to 200 Megabytes
- Send photos to your PC and favorite social networking sites
- Find your lost phone by view of a map of the last location your phone synced
- Sync and Access your contacts, calendar, tasks, photos, videos, text messages and more through the Microsoft My Phone Website
The download and service are completly free however Microsoft mentions on their site some premium features (not mentioned) are available for purchase as well. The details and pricing for these “Premium” features is a bit light right now. If anyone has more details, would love to hear from you.