Handsets are not the only novelty getting announced at Mobile World Congress 2009, as there are some new software solutions to be seen, among which a couple of sync and backup services.
Just days ago, we detaild Microsoft’s My Phone backup and sync service, also known as project SkyBox and now there’s the mighty Vufone to check out, probably the best of its kind.
Vufone is a brand new service, that allows cellphone users to backup, sync and manage their handsets via web. The software supports Windows Mobile, Symbian and Java-based devices and it allows periodical and automated synchronization (contacts, messages, calendar, images, video content, music).
All of that is done with the aid of a secure web account, while Vufone also allows the user to share his content on Flickr, Picasa, Facebook, YouTube and more. What’s unique about this service, is that it also allows the users to play MP3s and videos synced from their phones on the previously mentioned site. Vufone’s basic functions are free, but if you want to get a little bit of extra, that’ll cost you, although if you sign up before March 1st, there’s one year of free service for you.
Then, there’s Google Sync, now finally available on Windows Mobile and allowing seamless contacts and calendar sync to your smartphone. The service is completely free and based on Exchange Activesync, licensed by Google from Microsoft. Google Sync is in beta for now and it uses the over the air method for synchronizing your address book or calendar, in the background.
More info on this service, in the video below:
In case you’re not sick of this synching matter, there’s always ZYB, another service that keeps your data safe, in case your cellphone gets stolen. ZYB also provides a social networking and microblogging platform and it was recently acquired by Vodafone for quite an amount of cash.