I was racking my head this morning over Windows Phone 7. It’s a lovely platform but with some issues, just like every other platform.
One of its lacks is a file system. The OS hides the file system from the user, such that you can’t manage your files as you please. This is pretty much how iOS functions too.
Part of the fall outs of this setup is that you can’t handle email attachments the easy convenient way that everyone is used to, as follows:
1. Fill in the header fields and type out your email
2. Select a button or link to add attachments
3. Add the attachments
Because the file system is hidden away, the option to select a button or link to browse to locate a file to attach is not there.
To send anything as an attachment, you have to go to ts default application, select that item and choose the option to send from there.
Whether it is pictures, videos, or documents, that is how it works.
It isn’t a big deal; just different. Just in case you were wondering how to go about it, now you know.
PS: This arrangement has it’s issues though. If you need to attach multiple files of different types, e.g. both a document and a picture, to an outgoing mail (which is often in business circles), I am not sure how possible that is. I haven’t found a way to do that.
If anyone knows, do chime in your comments below.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.