New in WP7: Windows Phone Live – to sync and remotely control your smartphone
Shortly after launching Windows Phone Developer Tools beta, Microsoft has reconfirmed that Windows Phone 7 would be out “this holiday season”. While doing that, it has also presented an important feature of the new OS: Windows Phone Live.
Windows Phone Live is actually a “companion site” and it will allow WP7 users to view their Windows Live calendar and contacts, exchange OneNote files, see published pictures, and access other info shared between their smartphone and the Web.
Windows Phone Live will offer 25GB of storage space to all Windows Phone 7 device owners, hosting Find My Phone – the service that enables users to “find and manage a missing phone with map, ring, lock and erase capabilities right from your PC – all for free.”
I wouldn’t be surprised if, after WP7 and Windows Phone Live become available, Google will launch similar services / features for Android.
Microsoft mentioned that WP7 would be represented “in all countries round the world” by the end of 2010. At launch, the new platform will support five languages: English, Spanish, German, French and Italian. As for Windows Phone Marketplace, this will be available in 17 countries: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, Singapore, United States and the UK.