While there are plenty of cloud solutions available for smartphone users, it seems that many users go without that peace of mind. The reasoning here could be as simple as the person not knowing about the available options, thinking they are hard to use or maybe that they are expensive. Needless to say, we are firmly in the camp of backing up our data and it seems as if Verizon Wireless is also sharing that same opinion. Enter the recently announced Verizon Cloud service.
Verizon dives right in here by saying that "for many smartphone users, the content stored on their device is considered to be more valuable than the device itself." Seems to make sense in that respect. The key feature here, the Verizon Cloud will allow users to backup their data. The Verizon Cloud will also allow users to transfer content to other devices, which should be good for those using a tablet and smartphone. Not to mention, for when it comes time to upgrade.
The Verizon Cloud app is able to backup a variety of data including your pictures and videos as well as music, documents, text messages and call logs. The Verizon Cloud also has desktop apps (for Mac and Windows) that will allow you to gain access to data stored on your regular computer.
The Verizon Cloud starts off with 500MB of space for free with options to upgrade. Upgrades include going to 25GB, 75GB or 125GB for $2.99, $5.99 or $9.99 respectively per month. All things considered, this seems like a good services to have available, especially if Verizon can actually convince users this is something they should have set up. The one catch at the moment is device support. The Verizon Cloud currently supports the following devices;
- Motorola Droid X
- Motorola Droid X 2
- Motorola Droid 2 Global
- HTC Thunderbolt
- HTC Incredible
- HTC Incredible 2
- Samsung Droid Charge
- Samsung Fascinate
- Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2" Tablet
- Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1" Tablet
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
[via Verizon Wireless]