I was wondering if anytime Nokia will put USB ports on the phone and enable people to transfer data from Microsoft Outlook or other similar programs to manage and store their contacts. It is really convienient how the Apple iPod has that kind of a setup to be able to manage all of the iPods stored information and files. I wish regular cell phones that dont cost the consumer their right arm would have a similar setup to that of the iPod. Is anybody aware of anything like this happening, and if so when?
There is already one Nokia phone with a standard mini-USB connector: the N-Gage.
There are also plenty of USB-connectivity capable Nokia phones (it is just that it is through a cable that has a Nokia specific connector on the phone side and a standard USB connector on the PC side).
Im glad they have USB capability on ONE phone, but what about all the others. With computers USB is pretty much standard now with everything. Im honestly suprised that phones are so far behind in this regard. The reason for my intres in the USB capability is because its a big problem when a phone breaks, gets stolen, or even if you buy a new one because you have to input each and every detail for every single contact, and far too often much of that information is lost because its not stored elsewhere. What type of software is available and compatible with phones to be able to manage and store contact information in a computer (perferably in outlook contacts) so if the phone is damaged or lost, the info is still intact and able to easily be reloaded into the phone and managed via USB. Is there anything currently on the market or in production like this (and not just for a $300 and up phone/palm)?
Most Nokia phones can be connected to a PC with an USB cable (the phone side connector isn't standard USB, but the PC-side is), or Bluetooth or infrared. Then you can use PC Suite to synchronize contacts with Outlook, transfer files, etc.
In other words, doing things like that does not require that the phone also has an USB connector.