Creating a new contact from scratch is straight-forward enough both on the desktop and on your phone through the contacts application. But sometimes you have information you want to store before you have the contact itself. You may not have cut-paste access to this data or even if you did you want an easier way to get the data into a contact.
In this case you may often see a “Save” option that will allow you to do this in a stream lined way. There are many locations providing this options but let’s take the dialer as an example. Say you get a call from Bob Kelly, a new friend that you met recently. When the call is over you want to save the number so you can call him again. In the dialer you will see their number in the list and the “Save” option.
When you choose save you will see a list of all your contacts, in case this was an additional number for someone you already know, but at the top you will also see “<New Contact>”. Since you don’t have a contact for Bob yet you select that option.
At this point you see a simple interface to get the basic information in about the contact: first name, last name, and communication type. The phone number is already filled in for you, but you still get to specify the type of phone – mobile, work, home, etc.
When you are done entering your information you hit Save and the summary card will be brought up to display the information you just entered. This is the same card you would see if you opened the contact from the contacts application. If there was additional information you’d like to provide about Bob, perhaps the company he works for, you can open up the full contacts edit card by choosing “Menu->Edit”.
A recent call in the dialer is just one scenario for saving data in this way. Others include:
If you’d like to learn more about your Windows Mobile phone check out The Windows Mobile Help & How-To page at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-us/help/default.mspx.