My Phone Goes To Open Beta

A trial version of Microsoft’s My Phone service is now available

Showcased at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year, Microsoft has announced that the trial version of its My Phone service for Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 smartphones is now available.

So what does this mean for mobile phones that are using Windows 6.0 or 6.1 software? Apparently you will be able to use your PC to access the site, which is password protected. Once there, you can upload music and videos, edit your documents, search text messages and add new tasks to your phone, just to name a few of the features offered.

Perhaps the coolest feature is that it remembers all the data and updates you have actioned on your mobile, so if the phone is stolen or lost, you can connect your handset to your PC and it will downloads all the things you have saved onto the new unit.

Microsoft is currently offering the service for free, with 200MB of storage. It will not work if you have an active connection with Microsoft’s Exchange server.