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Old 04-05-2006, 10:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently purchased a Nokia 9300 with BB Connect from Cingular. I had relatively few problems getting the BB Connect to push email and calendar to the 9300. It did not push my contacts from Lotus Notes though. It is a BES and my BB 7100g did all 3. Anyone been able to sync contacts from Notes to the 9300? I am willing to use Nokia PC suite, but have not been successful there. Nokia has been no help yet.

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By the way. The 9300 does have some relative strenghts: the inside display is awesome; it feels more like a phone; internet speed is much greater.
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Old 04-05-2006, 11:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My company had a presentation from Cingular late last week and they said that the only way to synchronize the contacts was a cable sync with the Nokia PC Suite. The only thing wireless on the 9300 is the mail and calendar. They also mentioned that the Memopad does not sync at all but I'm not sure if this is true. We saw a demo device there at the meeting and the device seemed pretty nice like you mentioned. I didn't like the joystick thing though. Didn't seem to stick up far enough and was too sensitive. Cingular said that the keyboard was not backlit either so they had some complaints about that in testing. Enjoy your new toy and I hope my post helps you.
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I got it figured out. I messed with the setting on the phone itelf in the sync profile. We reset that and I was able to sync contacts via cable. Nice machine. If you have questions on the 9300 and/or Blackberry Notes, please post on this thread and I will receive an email.
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Old 04-06-2006, 02:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I am just getting started with Blackberry but one issue with over the air sync in Notes is that the contacts for Notes are stored on the local PC not the server unless you are setup as a roaming user in Notes/Domino. I will hopefully be setting up a demo version of BES soon.
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I think the Nokia 9300 is horrible. Bad form factor, very slow OS (Symbian) and awful BB integration.

Why should I like it?

P.S. I have a bunch in my desk. All of our IS executives were given them and they all sent them right to me because they are too bulky.
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NJBlackBerry - I'll give you my address to send me a 9300... =)

cjhp - The recommendation for wireless sync of contacts for Lotus is to set the users up with the Domino Web Access mail template. Then issue a "Synchronize Address Book" from the Actions menu in Lotus Notes with the Inbox open. This will push the local address book to the server to be available for sync from the BES. Works like a champ!
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That makes perfect sense. I hadn't even considered that as a posibility... Not the place to do it but any other recomendations for me setting up my first BES server? I am running Domino 7.0.1.

NJBlackBerry---I wouldn't mind testing out a 9300 if you are sending them out..
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I wouldnt mind testing one either.
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Sorry. Company property. They make really good doorstops. People kept throwing out the Treos.
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I think the Nokia 9300 is horrible. Bad form factor, very slow OS (Symbian) and awful BB integration.

Why should I like it?

P.S. I have a bunch in my desk. All of our IS executives were given them and they all sent them right to me because they are too bulky.


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Thanks for the idea. I don't know how I am set up on the BES but when I had my BB 7100 my contacts sync'd with the server. I did have to push changes from my local machine to the server in order to keep it up to date. I have not found any setting on the 9300 or the Blackbery interface program where you could set it up for wireless reconcilliation. I would like that info if you have it. (or whatever setup you have)

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The Blackberry Connect software is available on the Nokia website at Nokiausa.com/support. Just type in 9300 blacberry in the search box and it is the second or third link.

NJBlackberry
All I have is my own opinion - which includes less than a week on the 9300. I am no road warrior. I don't even scramble to turn on my phone when the plane lands, but I do like some utility from the devices I carry. The Blackberry was good for email, calendare and contacts. I see almost no difference in the functionality of those with the 9300.

The 9300 is also a phone. Although the BB 7100 had telephonic capabilities, I was very unimpressed with it as a phone. Although, it did have a cool feature that if a phone number showed up in a document or email, you could click on it and the phone would call the number.


The 9300 also has some entertainment (or training) value: it plays MP3's and other audio files - no need to carry another device for that; it Plays MP4's and other video files - nice for sending video briefs and interviews for your execs to watch. They can also just relax and listen to music, watch videos, play games (let's not get into the games on the BB).

The smaller outside screen on the 9300 will probably increase talk time compared with the BB. Can't vouch for that yet.

It actually will access the internet with acceptable speed and pages look mostly normal. The internal screen is very wide. I don't mind scrolling up and down, but I won't scroll side to side. There is also a VPN client for the Nokia that will give you all the VPN benefits. (The BB got into our VPN because we hosted our own BES - that was kind of nice but nothing looked good.)

Good or bad, I think on the 9300 I can ignore the security policies pushed out by our BES. The 9300 allows you to set up a policy on the phone, which means I have more control.

I believe the 9300 gives you the ability to not only read MS Office documents - including PowerPoing - but you can also edit and create some. Not sure what you can do in those yet.

I didn't mention the nifty Nokia ring tone that comes with the phone, but I am sure that is burned in your memory anyway.

Thanks for listening, and thanks for your help.

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Nokia 9300/9500's BB connect do not support remote contact lookup unlike BB connect on other devices, like Sony Ericsson P910i
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Sorry. Company property. They make really good doorstops. People kept throwing out the Treos.
Well then, how about shipping me a doorstop? =)
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Nokia 9300/9500's BB connect do not support remote contact lookup unlike BB connect on other devices, like Sony Ericsson P910i
I hope this poster is incorrect, The nokia document I read indicates the contrary. You CAN do lookups like on a bb.
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Sorry. Company property. They make really good doorstops. People kept throwing out the Treos.
so the Treo's don't even make good doorstops?
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We have had the 9300s on our BES for testing for 3 months now and there is no capability to do lookups. It may be the version of the software or that we are on BES 3.6 (9300 does not support AES and our 4.0 is AES only), but I think it is junk compared to a BlackBerry. I traded my 7290 for it for about 2 hours and I was back. One of the major issues we have found is that the reception is 20-30% worse than a BlackBerry or a cell phone. When these devices are at 75-85dbm the 9300 is constantly dropping out and acquiring service. I think a good comparison would be the first line BlackBerry devices...limited capabilities, sometimes glitchy service. The only bonus is the frames and widescreen for internet browsing....when you can get service!
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Is there anyway to get rid of the standard inbox on the Nokia 9300 or at least have all the Blackberry email appear there. Its a pain in the butt that the inbox button on the outside doesnt show Blackberry messages, just feel the Inbox is a complete waste of time. One SMS a year hardly makes it worth having.
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I think remote lookup is possible.
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<snip>One of the major issues we have found is that the reception is 20-30% worse than a BlackBerry or a cell phone. When these devices are at 75-85dbm the 9300 is constantly dropping out and acquiring service. I think a good comparison would be the first line BlackBerry devices...limited capabilities, sometimes glitchy service. The only bonus is the frames and widescreen for internet browsing....when you can get service!
uh oh, I was contemplating this as I thought Nokias were usually on the high end of reception capability. My company hasn't recognized this as a standard deviced yet (running BES 4.0), am I able to simply bring it in and regisgter it w/ them? They'll allow us to do this w/ other devices like the 8700c (which I was also contemplating), but it's on our dime.
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I got it figured out. I messed with the setting on the phone itelf in the sync profile. We reset that and I was able to sync contacts via cable. Nice machine. If you have questions on the 9300 and/or Blackberry Notes, please post on this thread and I will receive an email.
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Hey b&okie,

Read your posts about the sync of the 8700 and the Nokia 9300. I am doing the reverse taking contacts from 9300 and importing them to the the 8700. Do I just use the PC Suite? Or do I import to the 8700 with other software?
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