Plaxo now syncs with mobile phones (at least on Verizon)

October 25, 2006

Yesterday we launched Plaxo Mobile Plus on our first mobile carrier – Verizon. If you have a Verizon phone, go to “Get It Now” -> “Get Going” -> “Buisness/Tools” and try out Plaxo Mobile Plus (it should be available on most phones). Plaxo Mobile Plus actually provides full sync between your phone and Plaxo, which means you can now connect your mobile phone up to Outlook, Outlook Express, Mac, Thunderbird, IE, Yahoo, and AIM – and you can also get access to your info on Plaxo Online too. Wow, that’s a lot of sync endpoints 🙂

After you download it, you’ll be greeted with a nice splash screen:

Plaxo Mobile Plus Splash Screen

And here’s the app in action:

Plaxo Mobile Plus Contact DetailsPlaxo Mobile Plus View Contact Picture
Plaxo Mobile Plus Get MapPlaxo Mobile Plus Compose E-Mail

There are quite a number of features in there including:

  • Select which contacts you want to sync to your phone’s native address book
  • See any contact’s full contact details (including addresses, e-mail addresses, etc.)
  • Getting a map of a contact’s address
  • Sending an e-mail or SMS to the contact

Ack, too bad I’m on Cingular. I’ll just have to wait until we roll out for our next carrier 😉

and if you try out Plaxo Mobile Plus, please do drop me a line and let me know what you think!

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13 Responses to “Plaxo now syncs with mobile phones (at least on Verizon)”

  1. Aaron Says:

    Would love to have this for my Treo 700wx! -aw

  2. John Says:

    Interesting. What was this developed in – BREW, Java?

  3. markjen Says:

    Hi Aaron – If you have an Exchange server setup at work, you should be able to sync everything (including e-mail, contacts, calendar, etc.) through Exchange ActiveSync. If you don’t have Exchange you can still do desktop ActiveSync, but it’s not OTA :S

    Hi John – This was developed in BREW (which is the standard Verizon platform). We’re looking into other platforms as well; stay tuned…

  4. Morri Says:

    I have a treo 650 with good link which wirelessly syncs with outlook which syncs with my plaxo stuff…so would downloading this be redundant?

  5. markjen Says:

    Hi Morri, If you’ve already got syncing going on and you’re on a smartphone, then this download is probably not for you. I think the only additional benefit would be the ability to view people’s Plaxo photos (if they aren’t already being synced 🙂 )

    Any particular Plaxo features you’d like to see on your Treo?

    Thanks,
    Mark

  6. Morri Says:

    Mark,

    Thanks for your reply. No other features I can think of, but the only thing I can’t figure out is ever since I installed plaxo, sometimes, not always, entries in my contacts and calendar show up twice (exact duplicates) Also when I start up outlook sometimes, it tells me that plaxo wants to add contacts and calendar items that are old and are already in the system. I usually just say not to update…otherwise, I love it…what a great tool.


  7. Nice new Plaxo logo … 🙂

  8. erin Says:

    oooh – neat. i’d love to see that on cingular.

    how are you doing anyway? i keep telling rose that i’m going to try to make a trip out to SF soon.

  9. markjen Says:

    Hi Erin!

    What kind of phone do you have on Cingular?

    I’m doing well; you should definitely come out sometime. Just let me or Rose know when you’ll be able to make it and we’ll make sure to show you a good time 🙂

  10. John Says:

    $4.49/month? That seems a bit pricey…I guess you are targeting the mobile road warrior. Too bad you don’t have this available for the Palm 700p on Sprint.

  11. Support Says:

    smartLookup for Plaxo – Would you be interested?

    Hi,

    I am trying to find mobile phone users who will be interested in beta-testing my new mobile phone application: smartLookup for Plaxo.

    Would you be interested? Could you please put it into your news service?

    Below is a simple write-up on the app:

    smartLookup for Plaxo brings your contacts where you need them most – your mobile phone.
    You choose which Plaxo folders to keep in sync, download your contacts and keep them updated by periodically downloading changes.
    You can make calls directly from the application. No need to jot down numbers.
    smartLookup uses the same set of fields as Plaxo address cards.
    When you update your contacts you get all phone numbers and all emails.

    smartLookup has been tested on the following phones:
    – Samsung A707 SYNC
    – Samsung A717
    – Samsung A727
    – Moto RAZR V3

    However, other J2ME enabled phones should also work.

    Windows Mobile smart phones and PDAs are also supported, but require installation of JVM (e. g. IBM MIDP 2.0 Emulator).

    We are planning to support Nokia and other phones next, but we need help testing the software.

    Please consider becoming a beta-tester!

    You will need:
    1. Account with plaxo.com
    2. Mobile phone with
    a) Java support (J2ME)
    b) CLDC 1.0 and MIDP 2.0
    c) Internal phone memory storage of at least 15..20Kb
    d) Data plan

    – or –
    a) Windows Mobile phone or PDA
    b) IBM MIDP 2.0 Emulator (Free software)
    c) Data plan or Wi-Fi network

    http://lookup.smart4smart.com
    email: support@smart4smart.com

  12. Marc Says:

    Any update if this is available on Sprint yet?


  13. This is quite a up-to-date info. I’ll share it on Delicious.


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