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Online Backup Provider Carbonite Adds Android App

OBR Editor, Cliff Boodoosingh on November 13, 2010
Consumers can download or share files, view photos and listen to music through new Android app

BOSTON, Nov. 13,  2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Carbonite®, a leading provider of online backup, today announces the beta release of Carbonite Access for the Android platform. Carbonite Access, available for free in the Android Market, provides Carbonite subscribers with the ability to quickly and easily access all of their valuable files through their mobile device.  The application's seamless integration with the Android OS also enables Carbonite users to easily share their backed up files via email, Facebook, Picasa and many other Android-supported applications.

Carbonite Access, available for Android devices running Android v1.6 and above, is the latest remote access feature introduced by Carbonite. Carbonite provides customers with remote file access via any computer through or mobile devices such as iPhone®, iPod Touch®, BlackBerry® smartphones and now Android devices.

"Carbonite creates a 'personal cloud' by automatically backing up all your files to Carbonite's servers," said David Friend, founder and CEO of Carbonite. "We've backed up billions of photos, songs and documents.  Now we're building the industry's most powerful mobile apps for accessing and sharing them. Our new Android app, with features like photo thumbnails and instantaneous playback of your backed up music, helps you find what you're looking for quickly. Our promise to customers is: 'Back it up.  Get it back.' Getting it back is what Carbonite Access for Android is all about."

Carbonite Access for Android provides consumers with a variety of options for accessing files:

    * Browse: Once the application is downloaded, consumers will log into their Carbonite account on the mobile device.  They will then be able to browse all folders and files backed up through Carbonite, arranged in the same file locations as they are on the computer.
    * Share: Backed up files can be shared through the phone via e-mail, Picasa, Facebook and other social-networking applications.
    * View: Backed up photos can be previewed using thumbnails or quickly viewed full screen using the integrated photo viewer from Carbonite.
    * Listen: Consumers also can utilize Carbonite Access for Android to listen to music backed up from their computer directly on their phone in a matter of seconds.

Carbonite customers can download the app from the Android Market or by visiting

Carbonite launched its online backup service in 2006 and has raised more than $67 million in several rounds of venture financing. The company has received numerous accolades in 2010 including a No. 9 overall and No. 1 in IT Services Inc. 500 ranking, the Tech Awards Circle Gold Award for consumer/small office, home office (SOHO) service category and Privately held company of the year honors from the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.  Additionally, Carbonite was selected as a finalist in the Red Herring 100 North America list and CEO David Friend was named as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner for New England in the Consumer and Small Business Emerging Technology category.

About Carbonite

Carbonite revolutionized the market for consumer and small business backup services with their industry-first offering of unlimited online backup for a low, flat price. Since 2006, the company has backed up more than 69 billion files and has restored more than 6.1 billion lost files for its customers. Carbonite, which was ranked No. 9 overall and No. 1 in IT Services in the Inc. magazine 2010 Inc. 500 listing, backs up more than 150 million files every day to high-redundancy storage servers in its Boston and Somerville, Mass. data centers.

The Carbonite mission is to provide a simple, affordable, and secure backup solution for the mainstream computer user. Carbonite supports both the Windows and Mac platforms.  Carbonite is available directly at, and through international distributors. For more information, please visit, or follow us at and

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