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Went from Windows Mobile to Android

A couple of weeks ago, I had the possibility of extending my current phone contract again.

The last couple of years I have had a variety of Windows Mobile devices. They were always working for me, but not exactly 100% as I would have liked. With regards to the communication with Linux, I have tried with the SynCE group to work on this.

One thing I never did was writing programs for the device itself, only for communicating with the device under Linux. I did not think that writing programs for windows mobile under linux was very easy, so I never went further with this.

Also, lately I have been getting fed up with the fact that for new websites/services there are excellent clients for iPhone / Blackberry / Android, but almost never for windows mobile. A good example of this is Facebook, which has a very crappy Windows Mobile client.

After seeing which devices were available, I decided to extend my contract and get the new Desire HD. It took me a bit of time to get used to the new kind of interface, but I have to say that I really like Android (with Sense). I am really happy that my current phone does not have Windows mobile anymore :) The major advantage for me is that finally I have the possibility to add two exchange server accounts to the device at the same time, both with Push syncing: I can have my phone connected to the exchange server at work and at the same time to my Zarafa server at home :)

Also, having android allows me to easily develop applications for the device under Linux. The only thing left for me now is to find a good idea for which no app has been written yet :)

Having this new phone will mean I will probably not actively develop new functionality for SynCE-KPM anymore. However, if bugs are found, I will try to see if I can solve them

Guido Diepen

Guido Diepen

Senior Data Scientist at T-Mobile NL | Fascinated with new technologies and tools | Trying to automate the boring bits of life | Love to travel

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