Sync email, contacts and calendar with WM 6.5 (HTC HD2)
by philtrick - 11/15/09 4:38 PM
Just got my new HTC HD2, my first Windows Mobile phone.
I've been trying to setup the phone so that it syncs in real time the email, contacts and calendar with my hotmail account.
After lots of frustration it doesn't seem to be possible (in any easy way). I can sync the phone via Outlook on my PC but not over the air.
The WM Outlook seems to be missing the plug-in that's available for Outlook desktop edition.
My only solution seems to be to move to GMail which supports Activesync integration i.e. it emulates an Exchange Server.
I've tried setting this up and after some pain it 'seems' to work perfectly i.e. push email (with all my sub folders), contacts and calendar are all both way sync'd in near real time with GMail.
I also setup a temporary forward from hotmail to gmail to test.
Before I fully commit to moving over to Gmail can anyone suggest an alternative (preferably free!) way of FULL (email, contacts and calendar) over the air sync with my Hotmail account.
Is there someone who provides a hosted Exchange type service that can proxy my hotmail account, so I can Activesync with that?
It seems strange that gmail provides better integration with WM then hotmail. Should I be surprised
HELP, before I move over to the Google side just before MS sort this out.