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Windows Phone 7 to have MobileMe-style remote storage, tools

updated 10:30 am EDT, Tue July 13, 2010

Windows Phone Live to give WP7 Apple-like backup

Microsoft in the latest of a string of updates today said Windows Phone 7 would have remote storage and security options much like Apple's MobileMe. Windows Phone Live will sync calendars, contacts, OneNote updates and photos as well as provide 25GB of storage on Microsoft's SkyDrive. A Find My Phone service, virtually identical to Apple's Find My iPhone, will help out with lost or stolen phones and track the phone's position over GPS as well as remotely lock, ring or wipe the phone to help get it back with data intact.

The company's Aaron Woodman also stressed that Windows Phone 7 was still on track for a "holiday" shipping window and would support five European and North American languages on launch. Windows Phone Marketplace for the new OS will go live for 17 countries when the phones ship and should include areas not covered by the language of the phone itself, such as Hong Kong, India and Singapore as well as much of western Europe and North America.

Microsoft is known to be treating the platform as a 'reboot' designed to lure customers away from the iPhone and has gone so far as to offer cash incentives to developers to get ports of popular iPhone apps. Windows Phone 7 uses some of the multi-touch Metro interface as the Zune HD but with a tile-based home screen, "hubs" for different functions, and business concessions such as a full mobile Office suite and Exchange e-mail support.

by MacNN Staff



  1. lkrupp

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Now that the iPhone has been declared a complete and utter failure by everyone on the planet why would Microsoft want to continue to copy a failed business model and soon to be out-of-business company. Shouldn't they be coming up with something that will succeed, unlike the now failed iPhone and Apple?

    By the way, has the Apple death spiral clock been started yet?

  1. Surur

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Death buy suicide

    Everyone was looking for an iPhone killer, but it seems in the end it will be death by suicide

    (You are holding it WRONG!)

  1. loudpedal

    Joined: Dec 1969



    your comment

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Why?

    Now that the iPhone has been declared a complete and utter failure by everyone on the planet

    So, let me guess, someone wrote an article where they did not agree that the iPhone was the greatest device ever invented by man, that it was perfect and should be owned by everyone. As such, you must twist such statements into a "it's a failure!" and feel you're somehow defending Apple against the world

    You need to understand something. Apple's the big behemoth now. In the portable device space, Apple is king. You can't sit back and take every negative statement as someone trying to ring out the death knell on Apple. It just makes you look pitiful.

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