Best Buy Mobile debuts mIQ cloud service


Big-box electronics giant Best Buy's Best Buy Mobile retail unit announced the introduction of mIQ, a new cloud-based service enabling smartphone users to access information on their mobile devices from any computer. The free mIQ service, launching Oct. 12, seamlessly uploads contacts, text and voicemail messages, calendar events, calls, photos and video from the mobile device to a personal web-based account--according to Best Buy, mIQ instantly and automatically syncs any changes from the web to the mobile device and vice-versa, enabling users to search, share or transfer their personal content from one phone to another.

The mIQ web platform also includes enhanced text messaging that organizes SMS messages into a conversational format to offer an IM-like user experience. mIQ automatically uploads text messages to an inbox in the personal mIQ account--users can read, forward or respond to messages from any computer. In addition, mIQ boasts instant connectivity to social media sites like Facebook, Flickr, FriendFeed and Twitter. Best Buy will offer mIQ standard with any new smartphone--users may also sign up online. mIQ is currently compatible with smartphones running on the  BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 operating systems.

 For more on mIQ:
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