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How do you sync an LG handset?

I’m quite impressed with the LG Cookie handset. On first glance it reminds me of a cheaper, mass-market version of the LG Renoir. I suspect that’s exactly what it is.

I do like it. It’s the sort of thing I can see a 17 or 18 year old girl walking into Carphone Warehouse and selecting. It’s cheaper than the Renoir (I’ll find out exactly how much it retails for shortly), yet it still has a lot of cool features — and it’s touchscreen. For those on a budget who want a decent handset, the LG Cookie looks like the way ahead.

But, I’d like to do a challenge.

I’d like to try using it as my primary handset for a week. Can it handle the usage? I’m sure it can. But in order to do this, at a bare minimum, I need to transfer my contacts. Ideally my calendar too.

But let’s try contacts first — they’re synched across multiple areas of the web and my devices — but they also appear in a bog standard Microsoft Outlook install too. I keep that for the purposes of testing — like now.

So I’ve installed the software from the mini cd supplied with the handset.

Then I spent a good few minutes clicking on the array of stupid Windows menus. I must have had to click about 25 times, yes, yes, install, yes, yes, next, next, finish, yes, install, yes, yes I am sure, yes. That’s Windows for you.

Then we get the connection wizard screen:

Choose a connection type… I’m not even going to bother with Bluetooth at the moment. USB is my preference:

OK, first piece of joy of the day:

I try again.

No.

It’s not having it.

What a total arse.

Let’s try again.

I’ll unplug the handset, right? Then plug it in again.

No. That didn’t work then.

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

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