Dashwire Coming To S60

Dashwire Overview - Horizontal - Share on Ovi

Chances are that you have not heard to who or what Dashwire is, so lets start from the begining. Dashwire lets you seamlessly integrate your mobile phones with your computers and the web by automatically syncing the contacts, text messages, calls, photos, videos, and settings from the phones to a private, cloud-based Dashwire account. The account can then be used to backup content, interact with information, and share experiences with friends and social networks. This done by an application installed on the phone that instantly transfers content between the phone and the web without requiring any user interaction. It basically allows you to use your computer as if you were using your phone and offers features such as the following:

  • Automatic contact sync between your phone and the web
  • Ability to read, reply, and create new text messages from your computer – threaded by conversation for an instant messaging-like experience
  • Instant photo & video uploads from your phone to the web where you can view, edit, watch as a slideshow, organize into albums, and share with friends
  • Photo & video sharing with friends via SMS or e-mail
  • Automatic or single click media upload to Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, FriendFeed & more
  • Mobile status sharing directly to Facebook and Twitter
  • Listen to visual voicemail on your computer
  • Phone Internet favorites, ringtones, & speed dials – configured from the web
  • Automatic transfer of contacts & settings from your old phone to your new one

Here an exmple of the web based Dashboard that you can use for a plethora of actions:

Dashboard

Clearly, such a service needs internet connectivity to sync media, the sync can be automatic, manual or just when you are in range of a WiFi hotspot. Nokia also has, at times, experimented with such a service with the  combination of services including the PC Phone, which is no longer available for download. However, this is a complete solution armed with online storage and interactivity. The service has already been available on Windows based devices for a while now and the S60 closed beta will open in November on a first come first serve basis. The best part about the service apart from its functionality is that its free. If it interests you, for more have a look at this video or hit the site here.

4 thoughts on “Dashwire Coming To S60”

  1. Hmmm.. Looks cool.. but I don’t really think its gonna be of much use to my usage..

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    Hope Is Everything..

  2. Dashwire make claims about USB and bluetooth support on top of Wifi.

    Interesting, but what’s their business model? What do they make out of it? Or are they hoping to be bought by an operator like Vodafone and ZYB?

    Ovi is okay, apart from the flaws in what it syncs over the air (like losing the majority of details on contacts other than the basics).

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