Users of Microsoft Windows Mobile Pocket PCs can now participate in a beta test of the contact syncing capabilities of Mobile Sync for Plaxo, a new application program interface (API) from Plaxo, Inc. and Web Information Solutions (WebIS) for the Windows Mobile 2003 and Windows Mobile 5.0 personal information manager (PIM) platforms.
WebIS will conduct the beta test throughout the December 2005 and January 2006 timeframe. To participate in the beta test, users can download a desktop installer from the company's website.
Users will be able to provide their feedback on their experiences through a users' forum. A fully operational version of the solution will be available in early 2006. Final pricing for this upgrade is not yet determined.
When fully functional, Mobile Sync for Plaxo and Pocket Informant will enable customers to continue using the PIM applications they already run, while securely updating and maintaining the information in their address book. The integrated Plaxo technology will provide updating and synchronization capabilities, as well as the ability to back up all the information between a customer's work and home computers, cell phone and personal digital assistant (PDA).
The solution access to this information from anywhere, on any personal computer or mobile device and can help to restore this valuable data if a portable device crashes or is stolen. Future versions of the solution will sync Notes, Tasks, and Calendar data.
WebIS is the only mobile application developer working with Plaxo to offer this API. Plaxo will provide WebIS access to its servers to enable syncing capabilities between address book contact information on laptops, desktops, PDAs and cellular phones.