I made a new friend today… just what I was looking for. Top 5: Best Twitter applications for Windows Mobile.
So, I’m going to give some of these a try. Any ideas from you who have already traveled this path?
Another watershed day in history, occurring this mid-January.
I broke down and decided to part with my trusty phone.
I’ve been using the HTC S730 for a couple of years now, and have enjoyed it. I have enjoyed my detour into the Smartphone arena, and the phone worked well. For the past couple of months, cracks have been showing up, and I was afraid that I was one more drop away from losing my virtual assistant.
I was trying to decided between the Palm Treo Pro, the HTC Fuze, and the Samsung Epix, and Thursday, when I found myself accidentally in an AT&T store, I submitted to the wave and purchased the Samsung Epix (i907). Once I get used to the new form factor, I’ll be back up to speed.
The optical mouse on the front was great. However, I’ve switched the configuration on that mouse over to use it as a 4-way navigation button. I’ll try that for a while to see if it works better. (I really missed having arrow keys, due to what I realized to be the surprising amount of text editing that I do on my phone)
OLD and NEW….
MSFT and RIM announced a strategic partnership today to use Live Search on RIM blackberry devices. Interesting that AT&T signed with Yahoo last week for mobile search.
Search technologies seem to be heading in the area where they may change the way that UIs are considered. I know that one of my favorite features on my Windows Mobile Smartphone is the smart contact search/find as I start typing the contact’s name (and, yes, I know that other software packages also provide this).
What other areas of a phone UI can benefit from this type of search-ahead, or other search-enabled advance? I think there will be many.
As good as MSFT and Google are getting with their “Local” types of technologies, i.e. finding local businesses, I really think that could be improved. I do a number of “local” searches, and I wouldn’t have a problem with the phone saving that data and providing me better capabilities here.
I also use Pocket Microsoft, and other apps, and would like to see more lookahead in these areas, and search within documents/spreadsheets/RSS/e-books, etc.