I'm a big fan of Windows Vista's Sidebar, I
found too many good gadgets to be used with it and I always hoped, Microsoft
would deliver some more gadgets by itself, to promote Windows Vista Sidebar and
- even more important - to unify the different technologies, where it makes
sense. Now, interesting enough, it seems Nokia picked-up exactly this idea and
released "Nokia Text Messenger" for Windows Vista Sidebar.
Nokia Text Messenger fetches you the latest text messages from your connected
Nokia device. As a gadget, designed for Windows Vista, Nokia Text Messenger
comes in two different sizes and you can place it in your Windows Sidebar or you
can put it, in a slightly larger size, floating on your desktop.
But Nokia Text Messenger isn't pulling received SMS from the connected device
only, no - you can also send test messages, straight from your Windows Vista PC,
using this Sidebar gadget - as long as a Nokia mobile phone is connected to your
Now that's a useful idea how to bring both - the PC and a smartphone together
to get most of both world. I definitely wonder when Microsoft will work on a
deeper and better convergence of its technologies as well? Is it just me or is
it true, that Nokia always beets Microsoft on its own playground - as long as it
isn't business (aka Microsoft Exchange) related?
Cheers ~ Arne