Sprite Mobile Inc. has released Sprite Archie, a new solution that allows users or administrators to archive incoming and outgoing SMS messages and call history information on Windows Mobile phones via email.
Sprite Archie monitors SMS and call activity and archives the messaging or call data to email either immediately or on a daily or weekly schedule.
"Email is the universally practical way to manage SMS messaging. In addition to the convenience of being able to use an email application to file or search SMS messages, corporate customers benefit because email is managed as part of IT data retention policy," said Sean Connolly, Chief Executive Officer of Sprite Mobile Inc.
Sprite Archie offers a "set-and-forget" solution to ensure that SMS messages are archived off the phone where they can be later retrieved or searched. After installation, the email account and archive options for incoming and outgoing SMS messages and call history are set, and then the application runs in the background - no further user intervention is required.
Sprite Archie is simple to configure and use, but is also designed to meet the needs of corporate and power users. Archive and export options support customisable formats including plain text, csv or xml as well as granular archive options for the different data sources. Sprite Archie also offers the choice to archive to file instead of email.
"With the addition of Sprite Archie, users can be assured of never losing SMS messages - even when they change phones. Business use of SMS messaging can comply with corporate data retention requirements and call history data can be collated, analysed and verified. Sprite has now strengthened its leadership position in the Windows Mobile data protection arena," Connolly said.
Th software is available from 4 February and has a MSRP of $14.95 USD.