With a large percentage of Windows Phone users coming from a Window Mobile background, one of the seeming absent features in their new devices is the ability to backup their phone. Obviously calendar/contacts/mail/etc are all backed up on the cloud, but in terms of apps, settings, and everything else, you’re out of luck. Fortunately, it was announced Friday on the official Windows Phone podcast that the upcoming update will support backup and restore points via the Zune client. With the late announcement, we can only hope that more ‘secrets’ are set for the first update.
While we still don’t have an official date, we can nearly confirm that the update will be available some time in February.