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SIDEBAR: Nokia Text Messenger works nice in Windows Vista - and Nokia Phones only
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 21.02.08 - 17:18:20 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 15596x
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While I'm a big fan of Windows Vista's Sidebar, I haven't 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 PC.

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

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