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SERVICE: Send your Photos and Videos from your Mobile Device to your home PC
Posted by Arne Hess - on Saturday, 26.11.05 - 14:56:04 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 9219x
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One of the services I regularly use with my Windows Mobile devices is Orb Network's Orb Media PC application I have running on my Windows XP Media Center Edition (which runs 24/7 and is connected to the Internet around the clock).
Today I've figured out (sometimes it's good if you visit the homepages of such services to get an overview what they have added) that you can E-Mail or MMS photos and videos from your mobile device to your Orb connected PC!
That's pretty handy for several reasons: 1st you can instantly share photo and video folders with friends giving them a dedicated guest account for selected folders and 2nd your can backup your photos and videos while on the run.

To use this free feature you have to have Orb installed on your PC for sure and you have to create an upload PIN.
Now you can directly upload photos and videos from any device by attaching the photos or videos or both (max. 10 MB per file) to an E-Mail or MMS:

As the first word of your E-Mail or MMS subject line, type myPIN foldername, where myPIN is the actual PIN you set up in Orb and foldername is the folder where you want Orb to store these files. If such folder does not exist, Orb will create it for you.

Now send the E-Mail or MMS to:, where yourLoginName is your actual Orb login.

That's it, you are done. Note that your photos or videos will be stored in the designated folder on your home PC:

Pretty cool and handy which brings me back to a very old thought and disappointment that Microsoft isn't supporting natively attaching files to E-Mails in Smartphone but in Pocket PC only which means I have to send MMS' from my Smartphone which are way more expensive than E-Mails and that my carrier (can you guess which one I'm using) adds his own graphic to MMS messages (which is stored in the same folder too).

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by jimbo on 26.11.05 - 20:28:09

NEAT! smile Haven't installed Orb yet since my Jam hasn't had WiFi but I plan to upgrade to the Eten M600 to get the same small Pocket PC with WiFi. Looks like it makes sense to install Orb on my MCE and to play a little bit with it.

PS: Any news regarding your M600 review? wink

Posted by Manu on 07.12.05 - 07:34:10

You can email a picture with a smartphone! No need to waste money.
Just launch the photo album -> menu -> send via -> email

Posted by Arne Hess on 07.12.05 - 14:00:08

Well, depends. For Windows Mobile 5.0 you are right, true as well as with most HTC-based 2003 SE devices, however, not all 2003 SE devices have this option, for instance the Samsung i300 (which is brand new anyway) doesn't has it. sad

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