About the same time, DH was doing a lot of traveling for work. Trade shows and conventions, mostly. He would often log on to instant messenger on the shared computers that were set up at the trade show so he could say hi to me. He also had a PDA that he used sometimes too. It wasn’t anything fancy but it worked for the time.
I’m not afraid to admit that I like gadgets and technology. It’s always fun to have cool stuff before other people. So imagine my frustration the other day when I saw my brother’s brand new cell phone. It was an HTC Touch Pro and running Windows Mobile.
I’ll give my brother credit for being computer savvy, but he said the fact that his cell phone easily syncs with his server is priceless. He doesn’t have to worry about whether he’s added a contact in one place or the other – or that he wanted to work on a document while in the field. If an email comes in to his office Outlook, he knows it is in his mobile Outlook also so he doesn’t need to fear having ‘forgotten’ to transfer relevant data that he may need while he’s out.
He continued to brag that it runs Media Player so he can listen to music or watch a movie making it way more than just a phone. It even has the ability to open .pdf documents. He said the only pitfall was the fact that it didn’t have an auto orientation feature but that switching orientation is very easy even though manual. With the built-in camera and GPS, smart phones running Windows Mobile seem pretty awesome!
Thank you to Mom Central for all the great information about Windows Mobile. Phones, like the Samsung Omnia, have come a long way over the years and programs like Windows Mobile have made staying in contact and working much easier while on the go. Anyone who needs immediate internet access, is away from home or office a lot or enjoys listening to music or watching movies could easily justify the purchase of a smart phone running Windows Mobile!
Don’t tell my brother how jealous I am that his phone is better than mine. I’ll never hear the end of it.