Windows Mobile Device Center Goes Final - Bye Bye ActiveSync

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Folks with Windows Mobile or Windows CE-based PDAs have a love/hate relationship with ActiveSync. They hate it, and they also love to hate it. Microsoft's new Windows Mobile Device Center for Vista is supposed to make syncing feel a bit less like a kick in the nards and a bit more like an gentle brush.

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Essentially the same app, we can browse our phone's files—both on-board memory and storage card—grab pictures off it, sync music and movies, and be directed to updates for our phone. There's, of course, contacts, calendar, email, tasks, notes, favorites, and files syncing just like before.

Not exactly a compelling reason to switch to Vista, but just one of the perks when you do. Check out more screens after the jump.

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Windows Mobile Device Center [Microsoft via Pocket PC Thoughts via Crunchgear]

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DISCUSSION

While I like the new Mobile Device Center, and have been using it for a few days now, it is notably missing the backup feature of ActiveSync which with the old Axim X5 I use is important, since I lose everything if my battery dies fully. So I'm torn so far.