Microsoft launches 'My Phone' beta for Windows Mobile 6+

Today, Microsoft announced that its cloud-based data sync service for Windows Mobile called My Phone will be moving into its open beta phase. Similar to MobileMe from Apple, My Phone lets users automatically and wirelessly back up contacts, photos, video, text messages and calendar data to a password-protected cloud account.

My Phone first made an appearance in February as a closed beta update to the service originally known as SkyBox; today, all users of Windows Mobile 6.0 or 6.1 can download the service by going to myphone.microsoft.com.

Storage is free, but limited to 200 MB, and if you have an active connection to a Microsoft Exchange server, contacts, calendar and tasks do not sync with My Phone, nor can the service sync any documents saved outside of the "My Documents" folder.

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