Possible "Switcher" Mac and PDA/Mobile

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ^squirrel^, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. ^squirrel^ macrumors 6502a

    ^squirrel^

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    Hi all,

    Ok here's the deal....

    I'm thinking of buying a notebook when Duo 2 is out. But one of my main concerns is compatibility with other devices. What i would like to do, which i can do faultless on a PC is have my laptop sync'd with my Mobile/PDA unit. Now the Mobile/PDA unit is running Windows Mobile 5. I have not committed to buying this unit yet so i could always go with the Symbian OS on the Sony Ericsson P990i.

    If i was to buy a Macbook Pro, i need to have the function to sync the notebook with my Mobile device. So that includes Calendar, E-Mail etc... It would be great to hear if anyone in this forum has done this?

    One luxury of getting the Asus V6J running win xp is that i can sync all my music in Media Player 11 to the Windows media player on the PDA/Mobile device. Now if i was to get the mac there is only a couple of phones that would sync with iTunes on the mobile device. ( and from what i hear, iTunes sucks on mobiles )

    It's a tough one, because i would like to switch but there are many things that i would like to have and need to have that might not work.

    Thanks in advance

    Darren
     
  2. gekko513 macrumors 603

    gekko513

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    Read up on Apple's iSync pages: http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/isync/.

    I don't think you'll get e-mail sync easily. There's also third party sync tools, I think I remember something called "Missing Sync", but I don't know much about those.
     
  3. ^squirrel^ thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ^squirrel^

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    Thanks for the link.

    I'm conducting tests to see if the PDA will properly sync Outlook from the laptop to the PDA.
     
  4. Dunepilot macrumors 6502a

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    Have you considered a Blackberry at all?

    They announced some Mac-Bberry sync software a while ago (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/13/rim_supports_mac/). The only thing you'd be missing out on would be iTunes integration. I suppose the pertinent question is whether iTunes/WMP(bleugh!) integration is the important factor for you, here.

    If you were to find a decent syncing option with a Sony phone/PDA, they provide a reasonable listening experience (though not close to having an iPod, obv), and mine supports AAC files (of the non-protected kind), which is a must.

    Or there's this

    Just some thoughts, anyway.
     
  5. Satori macrumors 6502a

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    For most PDAs Missing Sync from Markspace does an excellent job of syncing handheld to mac. However, they are not quite there with WM5 yet. There is more info at this link:

    http://www.markspace.com/wm5.html

    For what it's worth, I still don't think you can beat a palm OS PDA (having switched to a WM5 Jasjar recently and then back to my lifedrive + VX3), ...but the last thing I want to do is start a PDA war here!;)
     

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