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Microsoft tests Windows Phone 7 sync utility for Macs

updated 11:45 pm EDT, Wed October 20, 2010

Still unclear if Zune is coming to Mac

Microsoft is currently readying a software utility that will allow Windows Phone 7 handsets to sync with Macs. As expected, Windows Phone 7 Connector works solely as a sync tool rather than replicating the full functionality of Microsoft's Zune client for Windows machines.

The software can be configured to automatically sync a WP7 handset as soon as it is connected to the computer. Other options allow users to access content from iTunes and iPhoto, with individual items chosen using a checkbox system.

A Microsoft executive in the UK recently published a Twitter update hinting at a full Zune client for Macs, although the post was quickly removed. The company followed with a statement pointing to the sync utility, but the possibility of a Zune client has yet to be explicitly confirmed or denied.

Windows Phone 7 Connector is currently limited to private beta testing, with public availability expected sometime before the end of the year. [via Pocket-lint]



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  1. Paul Huang

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: Sep 1999

    +7

    MSFT: don't waste your time

    furggettaboutit.

  1. slapppy

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Mar 2008

    +5

    LOL Whats the point?

    It's like using a beta iPhone 2005, two years before the release. geez

  1. Paul Huang

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: Sep 1999

    +2

    For a company to be dumb enough

    to require the user to click on an icon to turn the page (much like those idiotic flash-based Office Depot/Staples ads), it really takes some major-league idiots on the UI team to make it reality.

    FAIL!

  1. wrenchy

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Nov 2009

    -8

    Whhhaaaaaa Whaaaaaaa


    Wwhhaaaaaa, nobody every makes software for Macs Whhhaaaaaaaa.

    Whaaaaa whaaaaa every ignores us Mac users... Whaaaaaaa

    Whaaaaa everyone treats us like second-class citizens... Whaaaaaaa.

    Sync utility for Macs?

    There you go chumps.

    Sincerely,
    Stevie B
    Sent from my Windows 7 Phone.

  1. driven

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    Joined: May 2001

    +5

    vs Android maybe ....

    I'd never give up my iPhone for this, but I have to say, compared to what I've seen, I do like this better than most of the Andriod or WebOS offerings out there.

    This isn't the same evil Microsoft we had in the past. This is the new "beaten like a dog" humbler Microsoft. Having the same inept CEO is just for comic relief.

  1. jarod

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    +5

    KEEP IT

    The best way to enjoy MSSH*T apps is to keep them OFF your Mac!

    Comment buried. Show
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  1. Foe Hammer

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    I Have To Agree With Wrenchy For Once ...

    ... anyone who'd want to sync a WP7 to a Mac is most definitely a chump.
    After all, they bought a WP7.

  1. Lawrence Armaza

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    Joined: Oct 2010

    0

    Syncables does this, and does this great

    Why the heck would you wait for freaking Microsoft to come out with some software they claim will sync their new phones to Macs? Oh yeah by the way, congratulations to Apple for finally passing these un-innovative peeps over at Microsoft by $4 BILLION this quarter. About time! Anyway - Syncables already lets you do this. I have Syncables version 7 and (ironically haha) it syncs all of my media from Windows Phone 7, droids, and blackberries to Macs, PC's, netbooks, etc. It's cross platform and works flawlessly for me...I even backed up my contacts using it.

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