Originally Posted by penguin3107
The Lookup feature on the device is designed specifically for looking up entries in the GAL.
When you're composing a message (or when you're in the address book on the handheld) just start typing a few letters of the contact's name. You should then see an option pop up that says "Lookup: abc..."
If you click on that, it will immediately query the GAL for a match.
This is one of the best features of BES, IMO. Surprising to hear that you didn't know about it.
The new 5.0 OS in the address book defaults to New Contact when you do that - I wish they hadn't changed that. :(