REDFLY Mobile Viewer Beta gets update

The folks at Celio, makers of the REDLY Mobile Companion, just dropped a note in our forums saying that they've updated the beta drivers for the Mobile Viewer. For those keeping score at home, Mobile Viewer basically lets you hook your Windows phone up to your desktop PC and control it from there, monitor, keyboard and all.

Build 192 brings the following:

  • A new feature called Event Notification is now available. If you have your phone connected to your laptop and RMV running and connected to your phone, any phone call or SMS text message you receive will pop-up a small dialog in your system tray with that notice.
  • A new feature called Network Sharing is now available. This feature is not yet working for all smartphones we support, but when it is enable on many phones, you may choose via a setting in the Options dialog whether to use your PC network connection in the Mobile Viewer or instead isolate that connection and communicate outward through your phone's data plan.
  • Several small issues with scaling the viewer console window have been corrected.

Learn more about the REDFLY Mobile Viewer here, and get the new drivers here.

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  • Tried to install this software on my HTC Fuze as it sounds cool, but after install it restarted the device and then would lock up during boot. Had to do a hard reset to get it fixed. I'm staying away from this program...
  • I installed the Mobile Viewer on my Dell Mini 9 and the Touch Screen WM Pro drive on my Sprint Touch. I was able to view and control my phone from my netbook. Mobile viewer works great. Can someone list the pros and cons between using Redfly Mobile Viewer and PDANet? Would you choose one over the other or would you use both? Edit: I have Windows 7 RC 1 on my netbook. The Mini 9 has 2gb of ram and a 32gb SSD.