Cell Phone?

i'm getting a new cell phone. i'd like to have all my contacts and phone numbers stored in the phone, but i don't want to go through the laborious task of typing them in one by one with the phone keypad.

i'm assuming that the only option for easier entry (downloading from the computer or perhaps syncing with another program that has the contacts) is one of the palm or windows CE phones. but it doesn't hurt to ask if there are any other options to consider, like the blackberry, motorolas, etc.

i'm not really interested in using the phone to access the www or send/receive email. i just want to use it as a phone, but be able to easily modify the contacts.

thanks a lot for any suggestions!

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I've been thinking about getting a new cell phone too, just never got around to doing it yet. I'm in the same boat as you: don't want to type them all in, especially since I've already got them on my computer.

I happen to use a Mac, and would just have to get a iSync compatible phone with a USB cable - or sync via Bluetooth. I know there is similar software for Windows, I've never looked into what it is called, how much it costs, or where to get it. I think some phones may come with it!

If all you want to use it for is a phone, Palm or WindowsCE based phones would likely be overkill. A simpler, cheaper phone should be able to do what you want. I think Motorala's USB phones all work with iSync, so that may be a good place to start looking.


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a lot of digging around this weekend reveals that motorola has an answer.

but it requires a windoze PC.

[Edit 02/12/07 by inno: Edited to hide link behind HTML.]


If you look around, you can get this software w/ cable for alot cheaper.

Mac Software is available

called DataPilot
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