Microsoft's My Phone service now in open beta

You may remember a while back, Microsoft announces a new web-syncing service named My Phone, aimed at, you guessed it, cellphones. We at Neowin have given our first impressions on it, but at that time it was still only available through an invitation from the Redmond company itself. Well, this is no longer the case; according to Slashphone, the service is now in public beta status, meaning that everybody can now go and try it out for themselves.

My Phone provides automatic syncing and backup, which means that users can have appointments, contacts, and even text messages be constantly up to date; it also means that users can instantly restore all information upon losing their phone, or something similar. Additionally, My Phone users will apparently be able to upload media (such as photos and videos) from their Windows Mobile phone straight to the My Phone service.

Slashphone says that there is another software update for the service due out in the next few weeks, so be aware of that. So please, go and check it out, and reply back in the comments to tell us how it goes, and detail the parts that could be improved.

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Installed it and tried it out. Seems to be working good. My only complaint is that since my phone syncs with an Exchange server, I can sync my contacts, calendar, and tasks with My Phone. This is really a bummer since if I ever have to stop syncing my phone to Exchange I'll have no way to easily get all my contacts back. It'd be very nice if, since the contacts are on the phone, I could sync with both Exchange and My Phone. Maybe they'll enable that once it's no longer in beta.

Check the Xda Developers site, there are updates available for most WinMo 2003 phones to update them to Windows Mobile 5, 6, 6.1, or even 6.5!

That's a great tip. I've heard that these updates are available before, but I've never been able to find this site... Would you mind posting a link by chance?

Thanks,

it's just: forum.xda-developers.com

Search for some ROM's for your phone. Then just download one you like, flash it, and you got a new operating system!

andrewbares said,
it's just: forum.xda-developers.com

Search for some ROM's for your phone. Then just download one you like, flash it, and you got a new operating system!


Is that even legal?