New Phone to Sync With iMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Grasbak, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. Grasbak macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2006
    Until I switched, I was (very sucessfully) using an MS Smartphone (SPVC500) with my Dell Laptop.

    Obviously I cant sync the spv with my iMac out of the box and have been scared off using 3rd party apps as there seems a number of problems (mainly with recurring tasks).

    Question is then... what phones can people recommend that are compatible with iSync? Dont want a PDA, just a neat phone that shares Address Book and iCal.

  2. kksolano macrumors member


    Mar 22, 2006
    Interesting smart phone

    Hi. If your like me and got a brand new shiny Mac fresh out of the box, then you must be loving it. It should also have blue tooth wireless already built in. With smart phones its great! I have the Sony Ericsson K750i and it works very, Very well. It Sync’s via blue tooth & yeah its soooo good.
    I can access all files, including photos, ring tones, movies & everything easily.
    Don’t really know about any other phones, but what the heck, go for the Sony Ericsson K750i
  3. R.Youden macrumors 68020


    Apr 1, 2005
    With 10.4.6 iSync has been updated to include more phones. I think the main upgrade has been to Nokia S40 OS based phones.
  4. driblette macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2006
    I'd go for the k750i unless someone else has groundbreaking new info. had a motorola razr v3 worked fine but the interface on the phone is unbearable, albeit faster than the k750i. another great app is bluephone elite which will let you send, receive and most importantly store SMS on your computer (once its full)
    when will nokia start thinking about mac users? when will someone produce a phone without unnecessary, clunky & useless cameras (at least the k750i takes *acceptable* photos when light is ok, wind is in your back and you havent got to much pocket dust on the tiny lens)

    good luck
  5. esaleris macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2005
    Just a thought: You could use Mark/Space's "The Missing Sync" to do the job with any PDA. I haven't tried it extensively, but it seems to fit the bill.

    I would recommend any Sony-Ericsson phone. I have personally had 0 issues with any of them - syncing to iCal or Address Book - and the interfaces on them are pretty fantastic compared to Motorolas (I haven't had a Nokia phone yet).

    Hope that helps.
  6. R.Youden macrumors 68020


    Apr 1, 2005
    A word of warning about the missing sync; it does not yet support Windows Mobile 5 which is a pain in the arse as it is not very clear on their website and I paid for the software!

    Another vote for Sony Ericsson ,fantastic phones...
  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    Again Mark/Space should work with a PDA or Windows Mobile it's available from and recommended by Apple so should work well,

    If you want a new phone there is a complete (and extensive) list of iSync compatable phones Here.

    I have personally found iSync works really well with my Motorola V500 (though I don't recommend the phone itself and I'll get a replacement as its basically broken, probably a Nokia.)
  8. Grasbak thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2006
    thanks for all the info.

    regarding "The Missing Sync". Does anyone use the windows mobile version?

    i would prefer to spend c£40 on the software than £100+ on a new phone if it works well!

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