At the Mobile World Congress, Steve Ballmer announced the public availability of the My Phone service, a new online service for Windows Mobile owners which brings your phone to the web. Contacts, calendar appointments, tasks, photos, videos, music, documents, and more will be backed up online to a new web site at myphone.microsoft.com. Those wishing to be among the first to try the service are encouraged to site up for the beta.
Since the announcement, the My Phone team has received a lot of feedback and requests about what people want to see in this new service. At the top of the list, understandably, is tighter integration with Windows Live. Already a great cloud+desktop suite of services, adding Windows Live to mobile phones would just complete the experience of seamlessly connectivity.
According to a recent post on the My Phone blog, they’re listening to your feedback and have announced that indeed, tighter integration with Windows Live is definitely on the list of things they’re working on. In addition, the post mentions that they’re also planning to look into other requests like supporting syncing of other types of data beyond what was announced and syncing Contacts, Calendar, and Tasks even when they’re managed by Exchange/Active Sync. That should make a lot of folks happy.