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Windows Phone 7.5: Day 10

A good opportunity to play with the phone today as my trains are cancelled so I'm looking forward to that whilst I brave the buses.

My focus today is on phone contacts. And like everything, this has both its good points and it's not so good points.

In the good box, we have access to contacts from a wide range of services including Windows Live, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Exchange/Office 365, we have phone contacts being backed up, aggregation of social media posts, and photos (more on that later) as well as a log of all interaction you've had using the phone with this person.

In the not-so-good box, we have the inability to move a contact from one store to another (ie. From Windows Live to Office 365).

I did have quite a bit of frustration with contacts mobile numbers being tagged as Work, Home or Office instead of mobile and therefore not being able to text them. Ok, not with that specifically (as that's my own fault) but rather trying to change what the number is tagged as. The box is grated out that identifies what type it is and from my experience as a UI designer grated out means disabled. I've not got used to that yet... Initially I found myself entering the number again for the contact as mobile and deleting the original entry, until I realised and thought I'd give it a whirl.

Photos
I'm really loving how Windows Phone 7 shows all of my photos in one place from a wide range of services... And I don't know what Microsoft are doing with compression but it's FAST! Both at loading the libraries and the images in each library.

Over the next few days I want to play with voice command, Bing Search and Bing Maps.

Posted: 23/12/2011 08:45:21 by Kurt Farrar | with 2 comments


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issieman
I owned an iPhone 3G and wanted to develop some apps for the windows platform.
I bought an HTC Titan.

You can text none mobile fields in your contacts but it quite a wired feature implemented by Microsoft. Try send a text to the mobile, and then another function icon appears below like a kind of two-way icon, this allows you to swapp numbers.
09/01/2012 12:37:39

issieman
I owned an iPhone 3G and wanted to develop some apps for the windows platform.
I bought an HTC Titan.

You can text none mobile fields in your contacts but it quite a wired feature implemented by Microsoft. Try send a text to the mobile, and then another function icon appears below like a kind of two-way icon, this allows you to swapp numbers.
09/01/2012 12:36:24

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