Yes you are right. I am somebody else and I have the same problem. Our current solution is teaching the users how to manually copy and paste from the public addr book to a subfolder of contacts in their mailbox. Then it will wirelessly sync over to their BB. This solution does suck to say the least and I believe there is an app I saw once from msft or a third party that will automatically keep a public folder sync'd with a users local one. When I find that app I'll let you know cause that would be the only real solution here.