Microsoft to Unveil MobileMe Competitor

Microsoft to Unveil MobileMe Competitor

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According to Neowin, Microsoft is planning on unveiling three new mobile services at the Mobile World Congress next month, codenamed SkyBox, SkyLine and SkyMarket.

SkyBox
a service for users to sync a phones information with the web. Microsoft will be offering automatic backup and restore services, access and management of phone data and provide easy communication and sharing with others. The service will also allow syncing of contacts, email/SMS, calendar items and pictures into the cloud, similar to Apple's MobileMe. The difference from Apple's offering is Microsoft could be set to offer this out to non Windows Mobile devices.

SkyLine
aimed at small businesses. Offering similar functionality to SkyBox, businesses will be able to setup their phones with Microsoft's Exchange hosting with their own domain names.

SkyMarket
Microsoft's mobile marketplace, a competitor to Apple's AppStore and RIM's Blackberry application center. This service will only be available on Windows Mobile devices and will showcase the 1000s of Windows Mobile applications available today.


Microsoft to Unveil MobileMe Competitor
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