Microsoft’s Cloud service goes live before it was scheduled to. What, did their servers turn on themselves?
This is the interesting bit:
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.
Emphasis added by me.
It will back up video? How will that actually work? I can’t think of any carrier that would be pleased to have to send several gigabytes of data through their cell network in order for someone to have their own entertainment prior to, say, boarding a flight.
I have to think there will be an option to delay downloading gigabytes of data for when the phone is either syncing with a desktop PC or using WiFi (and even with WiFi, that’d seriously degrade the bandwidth for everyone else — imagine the pain, say, at a Starbucks!).
We’ve seen Apple’s MobileMe service. Next up will be Microsoft’s My Phone.
Both of these will provide indications of what Palm might offer.