You know you take the Pearl to the restroom with you, just admit it and let's move on.
Here is a tedious task you can attend to while on attending to other business. Multi-task, it's all the rage in Y2k.
Anyway, I don't think many of you know that you can store contact names and phone numbers on to your SIM card [the SIM card is that little white thing you had to put into your phone to make it work].
The nice thing about putting contact names and phone numbers on to the SIM is that if you transfer the SIM to another phone, the data on the SIM can be transferred to the new phone's contacts folder.
I am not aware of any way to batch transfer your contacts from the Pearl on to the SIM card, meaning where you can execute a command and transfer all the contacts at once. You have to transfer each name and number individually, hence you can do this while you are bored or have some time to multi-task on the toilet.
I do not know the capacity of the SIM card. Not sure how many contacts you can fit on it. Seeing how names and numbers don't take up that much space, I would imagine the SIM can hold quite a few.
Here is how you do it:
Click your <contacts> icon to open the Contacts folder.
Scroll to highlight any contact that you want to transfer to the SIM card.
Click the trackball to open the highlighted contact.
Scroll to the phone number you want to add to the SIM card.
Press the BB <menu> key [dotted key to left of trackball].
Scroll to <Copy to SIM Phone Book>
Click trackball to execute save.
A "Phone Book Entry" page will pop up showing the contact info that will be copied to the SIM card. Notice that it shows only the name and phone number.
Click the trackball and highlight <save>
Click trackball to save the selected contact.
Bonus Tip: You can repeat the above procedure for each phone number for one contact. For example, if you want to save a person's cell phone, office and home numbers. BUT YOU HAVE TO SAVE EACH NUMBER WITH THE ABOVE PROCEDURE. YOU CANNOT SAVE ALL OF A PERSON'S NUMBERS WITH ONE CLICK.
Bonus Tip: You CANNOT save physical mail or e-mail addresses. You can only save names and phone numbers.
Bonus Tip: While in your contacts folder, regardless of which contact is highlighted, you can go to the edit feature to edit the contacts on the SIM. Here is how:
While anywhere in the Contacts folder:
Press the <menu> key.
Scroll to <SIM Phone Book>
It will then open and show all contacts on the SIM card.
You can then scroll to any contact, click the <menu> key and have at it [copy, delete, edit, or whatever].
Note: no need to worry if you "delete" a contact on the SIM list. It only deletes the contact on the SIM. It does NOT delete the entry in your main contacts folder.