HTCSense.com Announced – Remotely Backup, Manage and Erase Your Phone’s DataWritten by Rob Nichols on September 15, 2010 · Filed under Tech
The third, and most unexpected, announcement at HTC’s event in London today is the new HTC Sense, which was of course the name for their own smartphone UI, but it now appears the HTC is going to push Sense as a brand, as they launch HTCSense.com, probably the best way to manage your phone without actually having it with you.
“No longer is HTC just about putting a phone in your hand.” Of course, HTCSense.com is what they are referring to, as the new site allows easy data management on your phone, from any computer around the world with an Internet connection. The user can log in and find past text messages, even those you have long since deleted from the handset itself.
Plus, the online service allows those amongst us who have a terrible habit of losing their mobile phone a method of calling their phone from the web, just in case you find yourself without a second phone to call it manually. However, if you have permanently lost your phone, you can remotely erase all data on the phone á la the iPhone with the Mobile Me service.
The whole thing is a pretty good idea, to put it bluntly. The online backup system allows you to archive your contacts, messages, call history etc. so you can always access your phone when you’re on the go without it. With these additions, they have also updated the HTC Sense UI on your phone, to make it easier to store, backup and upload your data from your phone.
So that wraps up the unveilings from HTC’s event today, and while we may not have received the WP7 device we were hoping for, and perhaps the HTC Desire Z isn’t exactly what we were craving, the HTC Desire HD is certainly an addition to the top-of-the-range Android smartphone line up, and a welcome addition at that.
Here’s hoping for more advancements soon and perhaps a couple of 1.5Ghz devices too. In the meantime, take a look at today’s press event in full in which they announce their latest new handsets and the details of HTCSense.com.
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