It’s been revealed by Brazilian site Gemind that Microsoft’s new SkyDrive cloud service, will soon be launching applications on both Windows and OS X, and will include paid storage solutions for customers.
screenshot leaked by Gemind shows and array of options ranging from
20GB, 50GB, or 100GB that will be priced at $10, $25, or $50 per year.
Which is very competitive when compared to similar services offering
cloud file storage and backup services, such as Dropbox who currently
offers $9.99 for 50Gb up to 100GB for $19.99 both on a monthly basis.
Windows Live SkyDrive
also known as Microsoft SkyDrive or simply SkyDrive is a free-of-charge
file hosting service that allows users to upload files to a cloud
storage and then access them from a Web browser.
The Microsoft service
is part of Windows Live range of online products and enables you to
keep the your files private, share them with contacts, or make the files
public. Currently publicly-shared files do not require a Windows Live ID to access.
the SkyDrive service offers 25 GB of free personal storage with
individual files limited to 100 MB. None of the information on the
Gemind website has been confirmed as yet, but as soon as more
information becomes available for SkyDrive we will keep you updated.