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Phone maker HTC is shutting down, a backup service that allows users to save contacts, messages, photos and other material in the cloud. Users are encouraged to take possession of their information by April 30th at which time the data will be deleted.

“ is undergoing a renovation to improve the services and value we deliver to customers like you,” the company wrote in a message on its Web site. “Until the new services are ready, features previously available on will be shutting down.”

The new offering that HTC is working on could be tied to Dashwire, a Seattle startup that the phone maker acquired last year for $18.5 million. Founded by former Microsoftie Ford Davidson in 2006, Dashwire developed a mobile phone back-up service that allowed users to easily sync contacts, photos, text messages and other content to the Web.

It’s unclear when HTC’s new service will be offered to consumers.

We’ve reached out to Dashwire’s Davidson, and we’ll update if we hear more.

[Via PC World]

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