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angelot
01-18-2008, 11:37 PM
I have the 8703 from Verizon. A friend today showed me how to download yahoo onto the blackberry which allows to get news, sports, my yahoo address book, etc.

This is great because Blackberry only provides one address book and I don't want to mix personal with business contacts. I can keep my business contacts on the main address book with BES and then access my personal contacts though the Yahoo app.

However, I am finding that it's not that easy to get my outlook express into Yahoo for the sync to the blackberry to occur. It can be done but it's not simple.

I was wondering if there is another app that would allow me to take my Outlook Express contacts and then sync them somehow to app installed on the blackberry which would allow me to main 2 separate address books.

I am running BES through my employer and then my personal pop e-mail account through time warner.

Please let me know. Thanks.

jeremyckitching
01-18-2008, 11:47 PM
Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry 8100: BlackBerry8100/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

As of now there is only one address book for the BlackBerry. There isn't another application that allows for a separate address book.

hudres
01-19-2008, 09:34 PM
There are a number of third party applications that include phone book functions that operate in concert with the resident phone book. Go to Mobile Software and Games for your PDA or Smartphone : Handango (http://www.handango.com) and search for phone books. 73

angelot
01-20-2008, 01:33 PM
I am looking for something that would allow them to be managed and sync as 2 separate address books. Does that exist?

Dubdub
01-20-2008, 02:24 PM
Don't think that exists. Never heard of any such app for any BB/PDA/Smartphone.

hudres
01-21-2008, 12:04 PM
I am looking for something that would allow them to be managed and sync as 2 separate address books. Does that exist?

If you get GridMagic, an Excel compatible spreadsheet application from Simprit, it comes with a phone book as a sample spreadsheet. The program also has a desktop manager that syncs with the phone. Using this it would be very simple to have 2 or more address books. You can get GridMagic form most websites that sell PDA software or from Simprit direct. BTW: They have great customer support. 73

angelot
01-21-2008, 12:11 PM
If you get GridMagic, an Excel compatible spreadsheet application from Simprit, it comes with a phone book as a sample spreadsheet. The program also has a desktop manager that syncs with the phone. Using this it would be very simple to have 2 or more address books. You can get GridMagic form most websites that sell PDA software or from Simprit direct. BTW: They have great customer support. 73

Yes, you can have 2 address books. However, they cannot be managed and synched separately since I am running on BES. BES cannot tell which contacts to sync/not sync. It's an all or nothing.

I was hoping to manage/sync 2 separate address books which apparently is not possible.

southwestcomm
01-21-2008, 01:02 PM
You could create a "Personal" category for all personal contacts and filter when needed.

hudres
01-21-2008, 09:36 PM
Yes, you can have 2 address books. However, they cannot be managed and synched separately since I am running on BES. BES cannot tell which contacts to sync/not sync. It's an all or nothing.

I was hoping to manage/sync 2 separate address books which apparently is not possible.


Angelot: I believe that you will find my solution to be viable for the following reason: GridMagic is an application that is synched separately by the Desktop Manager. Even of BES is syncing your BB phone book, when it goes to deal with GridMagic, it is a separate issue. GridMagic gives yu the option of letting either the host computer or the BB determine who "wins" in the sync operation. This will work unless BES (or your system administrator) absolutely precludes third party apps. Don't knock this solution until you have tried it. I have been quite surprised by the capabilities of GridMagic. 73

phrider
01-21-2008, 11:46 PM
Never say never.....

I believe this system offers a separate address book system that integrates wirelessly with the Blackberry. It's for those "In Entertainment" business: Entertainment software solutions, call list, phone log by inEntertainment (http://inentertainment.com/). Not cheap, but it seems to be a standard in that business.