Google launches "Sync" beta for iPhone and Windows Mobile

Switching handsets is a pain, right? Having to copy across all your contacts, all your calendar info, your photos and videos, etc. Nightmare, unless you’ve got a handset like the INQ that just pulls it all off Facebook, or course. Well, Google wants to alleviate some of that pain with its release of “Sync”.

It’ll add your Google Calendar events and Gmail contacts to your phone, as well as syncing them in the background, over the air. Any changes you make are pushed, rather than pulled, onto the phone, so it all happens double-quick. If nothing else, it makes a handy backup of your important data if your phone gets stolen or lost. Now, where’s my S60 version?

Google Sync (via Official Google Blog)

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SHINY VIDEO PREVIEW: 3's INQ1 Facebook phone

Woot! In between liveblogging the announcement from INQ, 3 and Facebook this morning, Zara managed to get her hands on the phone itself for a bit of alone-time. The result is the video above, where you can see the menu system and contact list in quite some detail. The problem is, now I want one even more.


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