I’ve experienced the issue, and I’ll bet you have as well.
Findings by the Austin, Tex.-based research firm headed by highly respected veteran wireless Internet analyst Iain Gillott indicate that of the users surveyed:
70 percent have “an urgent” need to view or edit email attachments while out of the office
63 percent termed the ability to read email attachments on their PDAs as “important” or very “important.”
58 percent said the ability to view and edit attachments while out of the office would increase their use of mobile email.The takeaways for me make me wonder why every single PDA (including BlackBerry, which I blog about here does not have as wide a variety of built-in attachment viewing capability as possible.
There are third-party solutions of course, but doing the whole synching cradle and installation thing is a PITA and I don’t mean the bread.
Plus wouldn’t you think that the carrier partners of the PDA companies would just luv the extra minutes that attachment viewing, editing and uploading would bring to all these accounts per month?
You’d think the carriers would be pushing hard for this.