A cloud service similar to Apple’s iCloud or Amazon’s Cloud Drive is on the way for BlackBerry friends. RIM won’t develop the cloud system themselves, instead they want to spend $ 100 million on the Irish software company Newbay Software from Ireland.
NewBay is an Ireland-based digital content services company that specializes in white-label solutions for mobile carriers. Some of their products include social networking tools, mobile video content delivery, mobile messaging, utilities, as well as tailor made mobile OSes for mobile carriers such as Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T. The company also has a significant presence in the cloud services space which is probably the cause of the acquisition.
This is totally fresh, so RIM didn’t have a opportunity to say anything regarding this. Therefore I call this just the RIMcloud.
What can we expect
The idea of using the cloud as storage for all kind of data is that you can access anything from anywhere. Here is a list of expected functions:
Store all kind of files, including presentations, music, video, documents, pdf, zip files and many more in the cloud.
Store and synchronize contacts, todos, notes, calendar, emails, sms, call log and other personal information through the cloud.
Backup your data so you never lose anything, even when moving to a new device.
Conveniently share your data with friends, family and coworkers.
This is what I expect, as I said RIM didn’t say anything so far. I think a RIMcloud would be a really nice addition to the current services of RIM. With such a service I don’t need to fear when I lose my device or when I just want to upgrade to the next generation phone.
Looking forward to see more about cloud service.