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Copy Text from Windows Smartphone

I use a Windows Smartphone (HTC s710). Few weeks back while attendingSMS-MESSAGE a professional presentation I took down some notes and saved it in the SMS “Draft” folder. Today I wanted the text available in  my PC so that I can use the contents, I didn’t want to retype the whole text (it was few SMS messages long). SMSing to my same number won’t work & Windows Smartphone OS doesn’t have a copy-paste option – had it got that I could copied and pasted it as an email.

Finally I found a way, I have a PCMCIA Internet Data Card in my laptop from Tata Indicom. I sent the SMS to that number, then opened the data card software which showed all the SMS (as seen in the right hand side image) in a textbox, I copied it from there.

Isn’t this a neat solution?. Only drawback was that I had to pay for 4-5 SMS messages though :-)

1 Comment

  • I don’t have such a phone. But, wouldn’t the bluetooth or infrared help to transfer things? (assuming, it requires 2 way connectivity on both ends)