SkyDrive paid tiers rumoured again

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Claiming unnamed sources The Verge is saying Microsoft is preparing to release a Windows 7 desktop SkyDrive app , and at the same time start supporting paid tier of the online service.

The new pricing options for SkyDrive paid storage plans are expected to be around $10, $25, or $50 per year for an extra 20GB, 50GB, or 100GB, respectively.

The most interesting element of rumour is that Microsoft will apparently drop the amount of free storage to new users to 7 GB, while existing users will continue to benefit from the old 25 GB allocation. Additionally the service will apparently involve Live Mesh-type synching missed by many.

The Verge expects the plans to be announced at The Next Web Conference on Friday April 27th at noon (CET).

Sounds like if you do not have SkyDrive yet it may be a good idea to grab an account now.

Update: It seems everyone has been downgraded to 7 GB of storage, but a free upgrade to 25 GB is still available.

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