Apple announces MobileMe internet service

MobileMe

Apple has announced a new internet service, MobileMe.

MobileMe is a new Internet service that delivers push email, push contacts and push calendars from the MobileMe service to native applications on iPhone, iPod touch, Macs and PCs. MobileMe also provides a suite of elegant, ad-free web applications that deliver a desktop-like experience through any modern browser. MobileMe applications (www.me.com) include Mail, Contacts and Calendar, as well as Gallery for viewing and sharing photos and iDisk for storing and exchanging documents online.

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MobileMe will replace current .Mac service, with more features and twice the storage space. It is available for the same cost (US$99 a year or $149 a year for Family Pack).

MobileMe will be available on 11 July, with 20GB of storage for $99 (US) per year for individuals and $149 (US) for a Family Pack. Users can sign up for a free, 60-day MobileMe trial at www.apple.com/mobileme and current .Mac members will be automatically upgraded to MobileMe accounts.

Apple also posts a transition FAQ for current .Mac users. In short, current .Mac users can continue to use mac.com email address as well as iDisk.


Posted by Antony at June 9, 2008 9:37 PM

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