Thanks for the info. With the "I will overcome no matter how bad the obstacle" attitude here I was hopeful there would be a method that did not involve a Web server somewhere. Guess not.
This issue is all part of the Blackberry mystery. In this specific instance phones synch but tablet does not. When asked blackberry just says: "It doesn't do that". Duh!
Did discover what I think is the reason for the screen behavior. Sometimes it just stops. Whether internally slow or waiting on the Internet is don't know. I do know now that tapping more frequently and with more force isn't the answer.