Micrososft SkyBox to be announced as Microsoft My Phone?

Microsoft is set to announce Windows Mobile 6.5 and new services at the upcoming Mobile World Congress. Among the rumoured services is one called SkyBox that promises to allow users to synchronize phone information with the web over the air.

While Microsoft has said little about SkyBox, it has launched a beta version of the site already that reveals new information. It looks like the service will be called Microsoft My Phone.

Microsoft My Phone syncs information on your mobile phone to a storage space on a web site hosted by Microsoft. If your phone is lost or stolen, or if you upgrade to a new phone, you can easily restore the contacts, calendar appointments, photos, and other information that you stored on My Phone to a compatible new or replacement phone. Most phones that run the Windows Mobile 6 operating system are compatible with My Phone service.

My Phone will also let users view photos taken with a camera phone on their desktop. They will also be able to email them to others.

The service will offer 200MB of storage and will work only on phones running Windows Mobile 6.x.

Based on the posted information, Microsoft does not plan on charging a fee for the My Phone service.

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