We told you previously that Best Buy was going to offer their free mIQ wireless sync solution on October 12th but totally forgot to tell you guys that it is live! I decided to give it a spin when I was checking my email and realized that this application is SLICK!
Within seconds of installing my phones contacts, calendar, text messages, and call log were backed up to the mIQ servers. It then proceeded to upload my pictures and videos all in the background. I already have a BES server backing up most of my information but the extra peace of mind is nice especially in a free application. I am a bit scared of using it to restore information to my BlackBerry but who knows it may just work.
The app lets you easily update contacts and even send text messages from their website. They do have a interesting Facebook integration where you can set your status but I don’t really see the point. I am just amazed at the level of integration that exists though I finally see what Best Buy’s stake in the whole deal is. They plan on up selling you a new BlackBerry, accessory, or memory card. The app even tells you how full your device and SDcard memory are.
In short if you trust Best Buy with your information you should check out mIQ at www.miqlive.com. What truly shocks me about this whole service is how Best Buy can create this while RIM is still struggling to setup contact sync for BIS. Are you listening RIM? Regular customers also want OTA sync (or at the very least a backup) of their information!