BlackBerry users are about to stick their heads in the cloud, as Funambol introduces a wireless Web-syncing service for RIM devices. The service syncs contacts and calendars to and from Outlook without using Microsoft Exchange, and also uploads pictures direct to Facebook.
Your data is backed up to the cloud and can be restored if you lose your phone. Contacts and calendars can be shared to other devices even if they aren't BlackBerrys, with the Funambol portal linking to devices including the iPad and . You can also use Funambol to transfer your contacts seamlessly to a new phone.
The backup service saves versions of your data so you can roll back to earlier backups if you accidentally change or delete data.
Pictures can be uploaded to photo-sharing and social network websites including Facebook, Picasa and Flickr.