Misplacing a smartphone can be an agonizing experience. Not only do you lose your prized possession, but you also lose all your contacts and data, while potentially exposing yourself to a privacy and security nightmare. It’s no wonder that operating system developers are working towards providing mobile security services to all users.
After RIM, Microsoft has also revealed that they are developing an anti-theft solution dubbed Find My Phone, which will ship with all Windows Phone 7 devices. Find My Phone will be able to remotely lock, ring and wipe stolen handsets, besides tracking it online. Online synchronization will take care of syncing miscellaneous information including calendar, contacts and notes. Also included will be SkyDrive integration, which will provide you with 25 GB of free web storage.
Windows Phone 7 based devices will begin appearing in time for this holiday season. To begin with, they will be restricted to 5 languages – English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. With Windows Phone 7, Microsoft will also introduce their new online app store called Windows Phone Marketplace, which will be initially available in 17 countries including US, UK, Canada, Australia and India.