updated 04:30 pm EST, Thu January 3, 2008
nova media has announced Fone2Phone for Mac OS X, which will be shipping at Macworld Expo 2008. Fone2Phone is a utility that will copy data from an ordinary cell phone to the Macintosh computer in one streamlined operation. Jan Fuellemann, for nova media, said, "This little jewel takes care of the complete communication process, from connecting the cell phone to saving the files in the appropriate locations on the Mac." The tool has a simple wizard interface for copying contacts, events, tasks, notes, bookmarks, photos, music and movies from the old cell phone to the Mac.
After Fone2Phone has finished the copying process, iTunes can be used as usual to determine which data should be transferred to the iPhone or iPod during the next sync operation. Fone2Phone requires Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.5.2 or higher for Leopard) and a compatible cell phone. Fone2Phone has an introductory price of Euro 12,52 plus VAT (approximately $19 U.S.) until Jan. 31. After that, FoneLink will cost Euro 16,72 plus VAT (approximately $25 U.S.).
A demo version will be available for download on Jan. 14.