3 days with the E650 phone and Windows Mobile 6.

Teething troubles with the new phone have proved to be pretty minor. I'm finding more things to love about this phone.

I've got one major annoyance: on the C500 with Mobile 2003 I could go to Settings/Phone/Call options and program the Microsoft voice mail number with my account code and Pin as +44118909xxxxPyyyy#Pzzzz# (where xxxx is the voicemail number, yyyy is my extension and zzzz is my pin, so dials , P inserts a pause and then it enters my number followed by the hash sign, pauses for the password prompt, enters the pin and another #).
On the E650 with Mobile 6 only + and digits are allowed.

I'll forgive the device this for a four of it's mail features. Here are the first three, I'll save the other one for another post.
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 On the left we can see a Rich Text mail ... I like the way Exchange 2007 does these mail notifications - and I let deleted items build up it had got to 5660 items by this afternoon.
In the middle - I've gone back to the tools menu at my inbox: notice I can set my Out of Office from my phone. The number of times I've set off for a trip and realized I've forgotten to do it doesn't bear thinking about.
I selected Empty deleted items from the tools menuand on the right you can see the warning I got. It was interesting to watch the deleted items folder in Outlook as the messages drain away. About this time of year 2 years ago, I was on holiday, without my laptop checking (and deleting) mail from my phone and my mailbox hit its limit. I had to pay to clear my deleted items from a cybercafe.

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