One of the problems with having to reinstall all my applications at work (on a new PC, which I’m 100% not complaining about) is having to re-synchronize my Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 PDA (O2 Xda Orbit) with Microsoft Outlook 2003.
You’d think it was like a conversation between two members of the UN, with a translator for each.
I’ve just dropped off a couple of folks in St Andrews after dinner, popped into the office and it’s STILL synchronizing.
It’s been synchronizing for over 13.5 hours now!
Seriously?!! That’s absolutely rubbish.
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: my Psion 5mx from 8 years ago is better than that.
Thankfully when I arrived at the office this morning, shortly before 09:00, my PDA had finished synchronizing. Phew!
I see you can now get DivX Mobile Player for your phone or PDA.
That’s one area I’ve never really explored: mobile video. Jane has an iPod Video that allows her to watch full-length videos on, but it’s always such a hassle to rip the DVD to iPod/PDA format that we’ve only ever converted a couple of DVDs, and one reason that I’ve never tried the same for my Windows Mobile 6-powered PDA phone.
Anyone out there is the blogosphere had good experiences of mobile video?
At last! It’s taken a whole day, but my PDA and Outlook have finally seen eye-to-eye and synchronized.
- Contacts (651 items) – 2 hours
- Calendar (4,280 items) – 4.5 hours
- Tasks (96 items) – 1.25 hours
- Notes (4 items) – seconds
I wonder if I was to sync my Psion with Outlook how long it would take …
Last night I did a hard reset on my O2 Xda Orbit which wiped it clean, resynchronized it with Outlook (took 20 mins), reinstalled my software (took about 30 mins) and brought it into work today to synchronize it with Outlook here.
So far … 4 hours 30 mins and it’s still “Processing” the Calendar.
Seriously, what is wrong with this software?!
I am, quite honestly, beginning to despair that it will ever synchronize at all. 🙁
It’s never a good sign when your PDA’s user manual naturally falls open at the page called “Resetting Your Pocket PC Phone”.
Not because of the design of the booklet, you understand. More … the design of the product!