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Old 03-16-2008, 03:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK - So I've finally made the jump and moved off my ancient Treo 650 to BB. Am sure it won't be long before I'm needing new thumbs

My biggest concerns are what I've seen.. getting used to the suretype (was really debating between the 8830 and 8130). But after all the "try and see" I made the plunge for the 8130. Guess VZW gives me 30 days to trial and I can switch to 8830 if I really can't deal with suretype - or maybe the Curve will be announced and I'll be sorely tempted to get that!

So.. any advice to help me quickly join the legions of "thumbers" out there.. must have apps.. tricks, etc. that I can't readily find from the search feature.. let me know!

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welcome to the forums. check the aftermarket section for the apps. i think you will be happy with the pearl, many people love suretype. It isnt for everyone but definately a great tool.
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A couple of must-have applications for me are Opera Mini (third-party web browser; finally got it to work properly with my MMS) and Viigo (RSS news reader).
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Thanks! I'm guessing the FAQ site is down right now.. but I'm furiously trying to get all my old Treo data moved over to the BB.. including my contacts and appts. I assume once the BB software is installed it will migrate my Outlook over/into my BB.. any special tips for doing this cleanly..
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Yes, the Desktop Manager has a Switch Device Wizard that will assist in migrating your data from the Palm Treo to the BlackBerry.
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Great - will it take it off Palm Desktop or Outlook? I did one last sync from the Treo to my laptop.. (both to Outlook and Palm).. But I think the best data (due to Outlook/Palm calendar compatibility issues) is in Outlook..

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Oh BTW - am using BIS, not BES. Should I use the VZW synch options or stick with BB desktop/outlook synch? I don't plan to have my laptop running during the day to send updates via web like the old VZW synch did for Treo. I plan to use POP3 for my email access during the day and synch mail/calendar manually.. I can't use my laptop on the corporate network - I'm a contractor, so I don't expect I'll be supported as a BES user - this is for personal use but I plan to use the BB for my calendar. I'll have to integrate my personal appts with work manually - I guess.. which is fine - I've always liked keeping my personal appts separate from work for privacy reasons anyways. I wish I could just suck my work appts into the BB.. but that's another topic..
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sure type is a great feature with BB, its almost similiar to the t9 word that was only my old sanyo cell phone. Definitely does take a little time to get used too, but once you do you find it a breeze to type up text messages or even emails.
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