It’s been revealed by Brazilian site Gemind that Microsoft’s new SkyDrive cloud service, will soon be launching applications on both Windows and OS X, and will include paid storage solutions for customers.
The screenshot leaked by Gemind shows and array of options ranging from 20GB, 50GB, or 100GB that will be priced at $10, $25, or $50 per year. Which is very competitive when compared to similar services offering cloud file storage and backup services, such as Dropbox who currently offers $9.99 for 50Gb up to 100GB for $19.99 both on a monthly basis.
Windows Live SkyDrive also known as Microsoft SkyDrive or simply SkyDrive is a free-of-charge file hosting service that allows users to upload files to a cloud storage and then access them from a Web browser.
The Microsoft service is part of Windows Live range of online products and enables you to keep the your files private, share them with contacts, or make the files public. Currently publicly-shared files do not require a Windows Live ID to access.
Currently the SkyDrive service offers 25 GB of free personal storage with individual files limited to 100 MB. None of the information on the Gemind website has been confirmed as yet, but as soon as more information becomes available for SkyDrive we will keep you updated.
Source: Gemind : Verge