Microsoft today said it will acquire mobile backup specialist MobiComp for an undisclosed amount.
Microsoft did not state its plans for integrating the Portuguese company’s software and services into existing Windows Mobile and Windows Live products. Backup services for mobile phones are gaining traction, but MobiComp also makes software for publishing content to online communities and directly to mobile phones.
“People expect their phones to deliver the best experiences from PCs and the Web right to their pockets,” said Microsoft’s Todd Peters, corporate vice president of the mobile communications division, in a media statement. MobiComp’s technology “will extend the capabilities of Windows Mobile and Windows Live to help us provide the most innovative and seamless way to stay connected,” he said.
MobiComp formed in 2000 and lists Vodafone among its customers. Nokia is also a customer, according to a Reuters story today.