Yeah, it looks like its going to be just another ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Manager in a new package but really it’s not. Microsoft’s Phone Data Manager Beta has something new to offer us: it works with non-Windows Mobile devices and it syncs your data with Windows Live Services. What does it mean? It means that Phone Data Manager Beta works with a number of Nokia, Sony Ericsson, and Motorola devices and you can now access your music, videos, photos, and contacts online from any computer with a browser that is connected to the internet. This new utility syncs your data with Windows Live Services. Just connect your phone to your computer’s USB port or via Bluetooth.
You can look at a list of devices that work with Phone Data Manager Beta here.