One of RIM’s acquisitions that I cannot wait to hear more about is NewBay. They are a huge white label brand for cloud services that tons of carriers including AT&T and Verizon use. Until now they have not had much traction on BlackBerry but it looks like that will change soon. While wandering around the BlackBerry solutions showcase tonight I spotted this interesting slideshow about NewBay. It did not show much that I did not know before except for one slide at the end that showed a basic UI for NewBay’s SyncDrive service on the PlayBook and a BlackBerry smartphone.
In case you don’t know what SyncDrive is, it simply allows you to sync your media and other files across devices and even access it from their web console. It also allows you to automatically backup these files from your devices into the cloud. This is just one of NewBays services and I am hoping many more will be coming. I wonder if RIM will be announcing something around this at BlackBerry World tomorrow… For all I know these are just mockups so take this with a grain of salt.
Check out the full slideshow below: