Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Lenovo extends its Reach with new cloud service

Lenovo extends its Reach with new cloud service

Lenovo extends its Reach with new cloud service

There are a multitude of cloud storage options already widely available to consumers for safekeeping of documents, pictures, and other media that can be easily accessed anywhere.

With tried and true apps like Dropbox, Mega, iCloud, and Google Drive already heavily favored by the on-the-go user, it's interesting to learn Lenovo will now be entering the cloud arena.

Like every other cloud service already available, Lenovo's Reach will allow you to remotely access your stored files from a multitude of devices, including Android, iOS, and Windows.

What Lenovo plans to do to stand out from the crowd remains to be seen, but we should learn more when the beta for Reach begins on June 22.

Reach for the sky

As with Reach's competitors, Le novo's service will allow you access any of your stored files from any location or device, be it one manufactured by Lenovo or not.

Though the beta is just a few short weeks away, Lenovo won't be opening Reach up to everyone until later this year, pending the user feedback it receives during the closed trial period.

"Lenovo Reach plays a fundamental role in our plan to expand cloud services to consumers around the world," said Mark Cohen, vice president of software and cloud solutions at Lenovo, in a statement.

Reach's interface is designed to work well with both touch and mouse/keyboard interactions, and will feature 5GB of free storage, as has become the new standard.

The new service will also work with apps and websites like Facebook and Pinterest, and offers a modicum of customizability for the interface itself.

It's not really clear just what the benefits are of saving an app to Reach, but perhaps we'll learn more once the beta actu ally begins.

Sign-ups have already started for the beta on Reach's website, but you won't know if you got in until later this month.


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