Xperia’s Dial-pad may look good, but the lack of functionality and the default Windows Mobile Contact Manager leave the whole experience quite empty. There are many alternative applications and skins to the default contact manager including Inesoft Phone, iContact, and a few others. In my opinion, IneSoft Phone has been the leader in the market with its easy to use Contact Manager that includes a profiler with a Today Plug-In. (For some screenshots of Inesoft Phone, check out my first post on the blog)
But now, the time has come for a change. Resco announced its Contact Manager application for Windows Mobile devices a couple of weeks back. And now, the beta is here. And the verdict is… it is simply one of the best (and fastest) contact manager application for Windows Mobile to be released.
Including Caller ID, SMS, Call History, Dial-pad, Favorites, a Contact Manager, and a Today Plug-In, the Beta release is far more powerful than most of the solutions out there and faster than any solution i have tested so far. (IneSoft is great in speed too, but would suffer from an occassional lag… Resco Contact Manager however has been working flawlessly since the moment i installed it onto my Xperia)
Works wonderfully on WVGA, in both landscape and portrait mode. Though it still needs a bit improvement here and there, which is understandable as it is a Beta release, but overall it is shaping up pretty great. Though the interface is sort of sleek and smooth, but hopefully we’ll see the ability to skin the interface too. To download the Beta, go here.
Update: PocketNow posted an in-depth review of Resco Contact Manager. Click here to be redirected to their site.
Since i had Bell UI running, i didn’t notice the Today Plug-In that came with Resco Contact Manager. Here are screenshots of the sleek looking plug-in taken after i turned off Bell UI:
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