If you’re an HTC fanboy/fangirl you probably are aware of HTCSense.com. This HTC owned site would allow users to back up messages, contact, footprints and other cached information to HTC’s private servers. For some reason, if you wanted a backup and didn’t want Google to have it, HTC has a solution for you. At least they did; on April 30th, HTC will shut down HTCSense.com and its servers. The company has some exciting new plans in the future but what they are exactly, no one knows. This was the letter they sent out to their Sense users:
Dear HTCSense.com customer, HTCSense.com is undergoing a renovation to improve the services and value we deliver to customers like you. Until the new services are ready, features previously available on HTCSense.com will be shutting down. If you have been using HTCSense.com to sync your Contacts, Messages, Footprints or Call History, you can download your data through April 30, 2012 . After April 30, your data will no longer be accessible and will be deleted. Download your .zip file by following these steps:
• Visit http://htcsense.com • Log in with your HTCSense.com username and password • Click the ‘Download’ button in the Account Overview section • A .zip file containing your data will download to your computer for easy viewing
If you would like phone location or backup services for your device, please visit Google Play (formerly Android Market) and download an application that best meets your needs. If you need additional assistance, please contact HTC Customer Service. We apologize for any inconvenience. You’ll be among the first to know when the new and improved services are ready.
So there you have it. I’m sure with the recent acquisition and buyouts HTC has some big plans in store. Until then, let the speculations begin.