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Windows Phone 7 Features: Remote Wipe, Locate and Lock

If you have ever lost a mobile phone you will know how annoying it can be,especially with today’s identity-related security concerns, therefore it is nice to hear that Microsoft hope to make this less stressful when they release Windows Phone 7.

Microsoft’s senior vice president of Microsoft’s Mobile Communication Business, Andrew Lees recently revealed some of Microsoft’s plans for Windows Phone 7 at the Worldwide Partner Conference, and I must say things sound very promising.

Microsoft will set up a dedicated Windows Phone Live website, from here users can set up and carry out synchronization to their Windows Phone 7 device, however more impressively there will be another part of the website dedicated to lost or stolen Windows Phone 7 devices.

According to Lees, Windows Phone 7 and the Windows Live website will allow functionality to remotely wipe personal data from a missing device, not only this but there is also talk of functionality to track your device and lock it.

RIM recently announced similar functionality that they had planned for their Blackberrys, therefore it seems as if other smartphone manufacturers and OS developers see device theft etc as a problem which needs to be seriously thought about.

What do you think about this functionality? Will it work in the real world? Have your say in the comments section below.

Source: Engadget

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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