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Friday, Jul 15, 2005
Info-Tech - Telecommunications
Mobile is lost but info stored is intact, thanks to Bhatia
Bangalore , July 14
FOR many mobile phone users, losing their mobile phone is not half as traumatic as losing all the information on it. With the near ubiquitous instrument replacing organisers and address books, the dependence on the cell-phone is high.
Sabeer Bhatia has come up with Telixo, a technology that offers mobile users instant access to their personal information phone book, address book, calendar and to-do lists, via the phone but independent of it.
He has tied up with Spice Telecom to offer Spice subscribers instant access to such information on the phone.
"Telixo will not only serve as a virtual PDA on any phone but also act as an instant personal assistant for a user," said Mr Sean Dexter, Managing Director, Spice Telecom.
According to Mr Dexter, Telixo will be of use to businessmen in organising their workday and once users register online on www.telixo.com, they can download and instal Telixo's data synchronisation utility to upload contacts, calendar, tasks and so on, from their desktops to Telixo.
This information can then be accessed using the Spice-registered mobile phone anytime, anywhere. "The service is being offered free in the next three months," said Mr Dexter, adding that the access is secured, the information is secure and can be edited or updated by the user.
Mr Sabeer Bhatia, CEO, NavinMail, said Telixo will enable users to upload and get access to all their data through voice along with SMS, thus, dramatically enhancing the capability of the `mobile phone.'
Mr Bhatia expects to offer this and similar services through other mobile service providers in India, Asia-Pacific and European markets, where SMS and text usage is high.
The PDA-effect apart, Telixo sees to it that one loses no vital information, even if the mobile phone is lost.
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