June 30, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Best Buy Mobile has launched m:IQ, a cloud-based service to backup phone data to the web and provide two-way sync between web and mobile devices. With just a few clicks, users will be able to save contacts, text messages, calendars, call logs, photos, videos, and web favorites to the cloud. Then they’ll be able to restore that information to a phone whenever necessary.
m:IQ is described as “Mobile Me for Android” for its ability to transfer and restore data. It’s a useful service for migrating data from one platform to Android (or from should you be foolish enough to leave). Android users can currently backup information locally with apps like MyBackUp Pro, but m:IQ provides a free option in the cloud.
Android 2.0 or higher is required to use m:IQ, so only users with devices like the Motorola Droid, HTC EVO 4G, Nexus One, Sprint Hero, etc., will be able to use it. The service is free and available for sign-ups now. Visit miqlive.com/tour for more information.