It’s been long time since I used Windows Live on a mobile device, but maybe I need to revisit the service now that Microsoft has a new version for Windows Mobile. Besides, my poor, unlocked Dash is gathering dust now that Super MonkeyBall has taken over my free time.
If you already have Windows Live installed on your WinMo handheld, you’ll need to remove it first. Just check in your Remove Programs list to see if you have an older version; if so, you can dump it. Then point your mobile browser at http://wl.windowsmobile.com/ to grab the latest and greatest features:
- Synchronize Live contacts with your contacts on the device
- Synchronize your Live email (msn, hotmail, live)
- View graphics, web links and contact photos in emails
- Respond to emails with voice recordings
- Upload photos to your Windows Live Spaces
Part of the reason I’ve moved away from Windows Live in general is because it’s too PC-centric for me. Working more in the cloud and being OS-agnostic is offering me a more flexible computing experience than I previously enjoyed. But then again, I’m not averse to taking a second look at the entire Windows Live platform, so maybe you can convince me to do just that. Are you using most of the Windows Live services, including the Windows Mobile bits? What are the pros and cons in your eyes? How would you compare this to Google’s services that are formatted for the iPhone and other mobiles?