The Windows Phone 8 propose several backup options including phone SMS.
Among the upcoming new features of Windows Phone 8 mobile OS it should offer a possibility to backup more data types. More precisely, a software development kit released on the web in July, revealed that it would be possible to recover SMS, photos and settings. The Verge magazine explains that they will be attached to your Microsoft account.
At the start of a new terminal, the mobile user is encouraged to log on to their account so that Microsoft can synchronize your photos, contacts, music, documents, and more with your PC or Xbox. At this moment photos and videos can already be posted on the SkyDrive storage service. A source reveals that thereafter, SMS and MMS can be saved on Hotmail/Outlook.com. Integrated by default, this mechanism reminds to application SMS Backup + for Android who is able to backup SMS to user Gmail.
Moreover, like Windows 8 settings, Internet Explorer favorites, themes or the list of applications could also be synchronized to your Microsoft account. Although many users will think this wont be useful for them because of their privacy and data security I find this options very useful.