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|I've finally got my Exchange server properly configured for mobile use. That was a bear, but now I'm happy with it. Manually syncing it with the server wasn't going to be good enough for me, and this makes sending emails from the device easier too.|
Also, if any of you folks want absolute bare-bones access to your email accounts, try https://www.benswenson.com/OMA. It is designed to work with a web-enabled mobile device, but your regular browser can view it too.
In theory, any time someone sends an email to my BenSwenson.com account, I should get it on the phone within an hour or so if I'm not already by the computer. I could set it up to check more often, but that's hard on the battery. There's also an option to have the server text message the phone as soon as I get an email and the phone will automatically sync up. Very cool, but I haven't gotten it to work yet. After the time I put into getting the Outlook Mobile to work, I'll settle for periodic updates.
I'm going to run a battery life test starting at 10:00am today. We'll see how the battery does with the intermittant server sync.
I'd like to get a few accessories for this phone in this order:
1. Bluetooth headset.
2. Extended life battery
3. New charger - the cradle works fine, but the previous owner really goobered up the wall adapter.
The GPS is pretty costly, and the cheapest I see right now would be about $100 for the GPS module and navagation software if I got a good deal on each. I've already got that Garmin GPS, and I might be able to figure a way to hook that up to the phone too, but that would take some cables I don't have and I'd still need to buy the Windows Mobile 2003 navigation software.