2/17/2010 11:21:00 AM
MWC: Mobile data backup device launched
UK firm Data Transfer & Communications has unveiled
i-migo, a portable security device that automatically backs up
data on a phone.
The device, small enough to put on a keyring, also notifies the
user if their phone goes out of a 10m range of the i-migo.
Its patented Security Lock software secures the phone by locking
it remotely as soon as it goes out of range. The phone will not
unlock until it is brought back within range of the i-migo,
preventing access to any data on the phone, as well as
If the handset is not recovered, the i-migo can download all the
data from the old phone onto the replacement handset with the use
of a four-digit PIN number. The data can also
be transferred to a computer to act as an additional security
The i-migo costs £19.99, is compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled
phone with SyncML, and lasts for 10 days between charges.
An 8MB device, which will hold numbers and SMS only, will be
available in the UK from June 2010. A 16MB version, capable of
backing up all music and photos as well, is due out before
The locking system works with most operating platforms, including
and Android, and an Apple version is being developed.