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Old 08-04-2009, 08:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Slow Sync??!!!

Background: I have a BB Bold with about 1500 calendar and 1500 contact entries, and I sync with Outlook. I have been syncing a PDA for 13 years (Palm up until 6 months ago). My sync takes 7-8 minutes with a BB, it took 25 seconds with a treo with the same amount of data.

I have read several threads on the speed of the BB sync vs. other devices. I sync a couple of times a day to avoid conflicts in my data - I use my PIM a lot, both on the device and the PC.

It seems that with the BB you just have to live with 5 to 15 minute syncs. For all of the wonderful features that the BB community loves, it is TOTALLY insane that everyone just accepts the horrendous syncing performance. In one of the old threads, the one useful comment was "downgrade from 4.5 to 4.3 - it is much faster". Downgrading as a solution???!!!

Why doesn't the community demand a better sync? I am boggled. The algorithm needed is fairly straightforward. You tag each entry (in device or desktop) as is is changed/Added/Deleted and only worry about syncing the tagged entries.

Help me understand why everyone seems to tolerate this situation?
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