Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is ready to take the wraps off his new offering “Mega,” a cloud storage service, which aims to grow into a lot more. The official launch is scheduled for January 20th, but early reports and a set of tweets from founder itself have revealed a lot of details.
Mega will come with 50GB of free storage for anyone who signs up, but apart from this, there will be “Pro” options. These paid plans offer 500GB, 2TB, and 4TB of cloud for €9.99, €19.99 and €29.99 per month respectively.
Pro tiers have other benefits as well, including ability to share files with more people. From the looks of its, Mega is clearly aiming for Dropbox and Box market.
Future plans are even more interesting, Mega will have filesystem mount Integration for Windows (linux and OS X as well), mobile access, up-to-date syncing between platforms, SDK with fully documented API, collaboration tools and built-in word processing / spreadsheet apps. There is no word right now on when we will be able to see these extra features, we might get to hear more about timelines for these features at the official launch.
Mega will be accessible at domain name Mega.co.nz.