The soon to be announced SkyBox, Microsoft’s effort to a server-based cloud technology, is now called My Phone and has its own beta sign-up site.
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.
Your Microsoft My Phone account gives you 200 MB of free storage on the Microsoft My Phone web site and If you accept the recommended settings, Microsoft My Phone will automatically synchronize information between your mobile phone and your Microsoft My Phone web account once per day.
Microsoft does not charge a fee for the My Phone service at this time. But the data plan you have with your mobile operator may require you to pay data-transfer charges when you use the service.
The sign up seems to be down at the moment, but expect the service to be up and running soon. For more information visit the Find out more link at My Phone site.
Via: Engadget Mobile