Microsoft just pulled the cover off of its new Windows Phone Live site, which will offer MobileMe-like services integrated with Windows Phone 7 handsets. Similar to MobileMe and Microsoft's own MyPhone service for Windows Mobile devices, Windows Phone Live gives users 25 GB storage with SkyDrive as well as the ability to sync with contacts, calendars, pictures, OneNote files, and other content with a Windows Phone 7 device. Along with syncing features, Windows Phone Live will also offer a Find My Phone service, giving users the ability to locate, lock, or remotely wipe a phone, as well as the option to make the handset emit a loud ring. All of these Windows Phone Live features would be useless without Windows Phone 7 handsets to use them, though, and Microsoft has said that WP7 is on track for a global launch this holiday season.
It's unsurprising to see that Microsoft is unveiling Windows Phone Live given the multitude of similar services available on other mobile platforms (Research In Motion's new BlackBerry Protect service, for example). The ability to find a lost device as well as wipe the handset is definitely a great feature, especially given how easy it is to lose something like a cell phone. With the recent release of the Windows Phone Developer Tools as well as Windows Phone Live, it definitely seems like things are going smoothly for the release of Windows Phone 7. Now how about showing off some more of the WP7 OS and hardware, eh Microsoft?