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How to Record Calls on Your Windows Smartphone

One of the last things that I keep my Palm 650 for is it's ability to record calls, handy when you are having a conference call

One of the last things that I keep my Palm 650 for is it's ability to record calls, which is very handy when you are having a conference call and need to review your call later or take notes -of course always ensure you ask the people you are speaking to whether they are OK with this! To date I've never found a product that could do this easily and efficiently on Windows Mobile.

The Palm 650 does this painlessly and seamlessly using a product called CallRec by QMobileSoft.

CallRed

Now It is a pain switching the SIM backwards and forwards when I want to do this so I have kept my eye on the Smartphone  market as relates Call Recording.  I wanted a product to work with my HTC S710 and to that end the first product I came across that looked like it would solve this issue for me was Vito Audio Notes .  This should have been just as easy as clicking CallRec on the options which would have automatically started call

VitoAudioNotes

recording whenever I dialed or had an incoming call.  Unfortunately this did not work for me as is appears that the HTC S710 is one of the devices that has hardware restrictions as appertaining to Call Recording.  If you have a windows mobile device though I would check this out as it was a slick product bar this issue which is specific to my device.

RescoAudioRecorderI was almost on the point of giving up when I came across Resco Audio Recorder .  Again this has an automatic recording facility for inbound and outbound calls which in this case works.  The one issue however is that if using the phone in normal handset mode you can hardly hear the other person on the phone in the recording.  However if you have the phone in speaker mode it works like a charm.  The quality is good and th recording is in MP3 (as with Vito Audio Notes) so you can store many recordings if you have a decent storage card. Again this is with my HTC S710, it may well work fine with other Windows Mobile devices.RA2

 I should give an honorable mention to  PMRecorder which although takes some setting up has been the best freeware (although there is now a monthly service fee) solution for recording calls on a PPC/WM albeit in a propreitary format.

If you are using the Symbian OS there are plenty of call recorders for base series 60, the 2nd Edition and 3rd Edition OS's, including CallRecorder Pro

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iPhone News Desk 09/17/07 10:31:34 PM EDT

One of the last things that I keep my Palm 650 for is it's ability to record calls, which is very handy when you are having a conference call and need to review your call later or take notes -of course always ensure you ask the people you are speaking to whether they are OK with this! To date I've never found a product that could do this easily and efficiently on Windows Mobile.