Reporter loses HTC Pure in back of Taxi; will Microsoft My Phone save the day?
The GPS tracks the phone to midtown and after 30 minutes, it can no longer be tracked. Has the technology failed? Has the reporter lost another phone forever? No! Thanks to Kimberly Aguero, who found the phone in the taxi and used the message on the screen to call the reporter, the HTC Pure is reacquainted with its owner. Both Windows Mobile and the iPhone have similar capabilities to track a lost phone. For the latter, it is part of a $100 annual software package. For the former, it costs about $5 each time you need to use it. Of course, without the Good Samaritan to return the phone, all of the technology in the world might not help you get a lost device returned.
source: CBSNews via BGR
3. cnote678 (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Dec 2009)
Really? Can you tell me what it's called? I haven't been able to find it. Thanks!
5. VZWJJ (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Dec 2009)
Wheres My Droid? Thats the name of the free app, its pretty sweet. And wheres my droid gps, which locates it via google navigation. All free all DROID
2. tuminatr (Posts: 670; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
well its free on the windows phone too, helped me get my phone back
4. barmalei (Posts: 20; Member since: 08 Dec 2009)
Nice to have this technology, but if a Good Samaritan finds a phone, he'll figure out how to find the owner anyways. If a finder decides to keep the phone, this is all useless. Sorry for being cynical, but it's true.
7. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Well, if you lock the phone with My Phone you cannot access anything from the device only the banner message on the front.
6. rjt185 (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)
Out of all the CNET people, Del Conte always looks out of place, almost nepotism-like. haha