CBS Early Show Finds Natali’s Lost Windows Phone

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CNET senior editor Natali Del Conte tests out Microsoft’s My Phone backup/sync/retrieval service in New York City on the CBS Early Show. Basically, she leaves her AT&T Pure in a cab on purpose, then goes back to the office, logs into the My Phone service and uses the phone retrieval features to try to get the phone back. Unfortunately, the GPS couldn’t pin-point the exact location of the phone, but in the end, making the phone display a message asking whomever found the device to return it (with contact instructions) was what turned out to be successful.

Watch the video clip here, or take a look at our walk-through of the My Phone service.

Have you started using the Microsoft My Phone service? Have you lost your phone after setting it up yet?

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Adam Z. Lein
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002. Read more about Adam Lein!