PhotoContacts Video Transcript
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>> Jessica Dolcourt: I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET Download.com and this is a First Look at Photo Contacts for Windows Mobile Smart Phones and Pocket PCs. Photo Contacts is a neat, visual call manager that interacts with your phones regular contact list. By [inaudible], it's a lot prettier than your default list, and you can also assign photos, send text messages, and sort through it for information. During setup, you can import contacts over so you don't have to retype data. There's an icon list at the bottom of each entry that helps you locate information quickly so you don't have to keep scrolling vertically. You can also start a call from this page. In Photo Contacts you can associate a task or an appointment to a contact. You can add new contacts. And you can also change layout views, so you can get a business view that's purely vertical, or you can get thumbnail views, too. One big draw here is the photo-assigning feature. You can already do that with your regular phone but Photo Contacts actually lets you resize your picture and zoom in. Click into the photo menu at the bottom and scroll through the photos. They show up in list form, but there's a preview thumbnail, so you can actually see which picture you're going to pick. Then you can drag to crop a photo. Okay. I've got two more features I want to share. The first is what happens when you double tap a contact or press the call button. You get this really nice interface where you can type in an SMS message or you can pick from any of the numbers you have for this person to initiate a call. For example, you can choose the house icon to call them at home, call them at work, or this phone icon to call them on their mobile. ^M00:01:26 [ Music ] ^M00:01:30
>> Oh no. Looks like I missed my own call. Here's what happens when I call myself back. I get this really nice interface where I can answer the call, ignore it, or send an SMS reply. There were a few things I wasn't particularly fond of. For example, I kept having problems with the photo-importing executable. It crashed whenever I edited a contact, and I had to reassign photos that didn't make it over from my default list. I recommend the program, but I really hope that those bugs get worked out soon. I'm Jessica Dolcourt and this has been Photo Contacts for Windows Mobile. ^M00:01:59 [ Music ]
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