Google Apps and Services on WP7 [How To]
A good number of us are tied within the realm of Google, mainly for documents and emailing, but how can one explore the goodness of Windows Phone 7 when there is such a strong connection with the search engine giant (which makes Android a more feasible choice)?
Justin Willhite, of UK LifeHacker, has published a killer of an article that should help any avid Google fanboy (or post-Android owner) with the conversion process. It should be noted that the solutions provided by Justin (apart from native mail support, of course) do not support push-notification and must be updated/refreshed manually. So, how's it all done?
Of course, the list can be improved upon: For Google Talk, you'll want the only push IM client on the market, which also happens to be free: Flory (see our coverage). And while they give Wonder Reader a nod, we have been using NextGen Reader with great success ourselves.
Of course, the generic calendar user (like me - I rarely classify myself as 'generic' though) only uses the main calendar available on their account so - like I - a single calendar that is present on an exchange account for example is more than enough. As well as this, there are other solutions available in terms of RSS, documentation synchronisation and more, that some WP7-post-Google converts could recommend.
Are you a die-hard Google follower but find Windows Phone 7 an interesting concept? Does the above information help sway your decision to take the plunge?
Source: UK LifeHacker
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