Free Cell Phone Backups with BitPim
As I mentioned earlier this week I finally broke down and bought a new cell phone. My Samsung SCH a930 arrived yesterday and was one heck of a surprise. While I've only made a few calls so far I've been playing around with it a lot and am quite impressed.
Being the geek that I am one of my first priorities was to grab a data cable and Sandisk Micro SD 2 GB card so I could get some audio, video and images onto the phone. Thanks to an old Lifehacker post I also came across BitPim, an open source Personal Information Manager, that makes syncing just about everything VERY simple.
So far I've added custom wallpaper, updated my addresses through my Laptop (rather than through the keypad) and even played around with some of the calendar.One of the best features here is the ability to move pictures to and from your cell without worrying about sending pix messages or trying to text them. It's a great way to save on those extra charges.
If you're looking to backup your cell and want an easy open source solution check out BitPim. You can see a list of supported phones here.