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PREVIEW: V2R Outlook2SMS
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 13.09.02 - 11:58:00 CET under 08 - Reviews - Viewed 7231x
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Have you ever thought about sharing your Pocket Contacts, Calendar entries or Tasks with others as you used to do this with Outlook but now with your Pocket PC? Well, if the other is in front of you it's not a big deal as you can beam the PIM entry through IrDA or even Bluetooth. But what's if the recipient isn't available face to face? You don’t have to wait to long anymore to enable this feature on your Pocket PC Phone Edition.
V2R’s Outlook2SMS works pretty easy through the SMS bearer channel as it takes the most important parts of your Calendar entries, Contacts and Tasks to be send from one Phone Edition to another one (both Pocket PCs have to run Outlook2SMS for sure) with only one SMS message.
From here the client, which works in the background, takes this special formatted SMS and put it into the right application database of Pocket Outlook.

FEATURES

  • Send Appointments, Contacts and Task from one Pocket PC Phone Edition to another through SMS
  • Enables sharing of the most important PIM entries with colleagues, friends and family
  • Confirmation functionality of accepting/declining the received item

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Final Conclusion

V2R’s Outlook2SMS is a pretty interesting concept/tool. It enables real time communication/sharing between Pocket PC Phone Editions as you can share your PIM entries now with others, even if they are not in infrared range.

The version I got for previewing was still a Beta but looked very promising. It works pretty easy to send an entry to a friend: Select, tap and hold, select the recipient (by entering the MSISDN directly or selecting it from the Contacts database) and send it. However, I hope V2R will adjust the design a little bit - but that’s my personal flavor. I don’t like these colorful applications at all; I’m more a fan of clear and easy designs like the XP design.
Anyway - beside the GUI this is a pretty interesting application which becomes even more interesting as more Phone Edition Pocket PCs becomes available.

V2R raffles 5 copies of Outlook2SMS to the registered Forum Members of PPCW.Net as soon as it is released.

A price wasn’t given today but a trial version is planed too. Outlook2SMS will be available through PocketGear.com and the availability will be announced here for sure!
V2R's web site is currently rebuilt.

Any thoughts about that cool concept?

Cheers ~ Arne

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