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Old 08-17-2007, 08:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Everyone..

I apologize ahead of time for wasting anyone's time but my new Curve is very confusing but I want to give Blackberry a try..

I'm trying to figure out how to manage my contacts thru my desktop. Does BB use outlook?? I don't even see where to get started. I don't see an option in the User Tools for contacts. I tried the user guide but to no avail.

I'm switching from a Treo 680 and found the Palm OS very simple to use. But this BB seems like very complicated stuff. I tried to use the "Switch Device Manager" but it doesn't detect my Palm software.

The ONLY thing I want to do first is manage my contacts via desktop. Can someone PLEASE help me get started. Much thanks!!!
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Well, in your profile you have a 8300 , you just need to install that management program in your CD or download from RIM website , and install that one option with enterprise server ( I hope you have one) , and will link your outlook with your curve , like email , contact . what you need is just edit your contact in your pc, and next synchronizing should be update your BB too , well ,I use company server , probably only work for this type guy
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-You need to have Microsoft Outlook installed.
-Setup an Outlook profile.
-In outlook is a contacts "folder" import or add contacts to it.
-Load up your Blackberry desktop software.
-During the install, it will prompt you for how you are redirecting your stuff.
-Without a corporate Blackberry Enterprise Server you will need to synch regularly over the wire (connected to your pc via the USB cable).
-Once you finish your install of the Desktop software, connect your BB and it will walk you through connecting, then click on synch.

Much easier than a Treo.

Good luck.
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Old 08-19-2007, 07:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Not only is setting up a BB EASIER than Treo....the BB will WORK...99.9999% of the time! NO Treo user can claim that! Load your CD, when prompted, connect your BB via USB cable, click "Intellisync", "Configuration Tab", check the appropriate sources for your Address book, Calendar, etc, click "OK", click "SYNC NOW", and you're done. If it takes you more than 5 minutes, you must have stopped for coffee! Welcome to the world of RELIABEL Smartphones! You'll never go back to the Palm world again!
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Hi Everyone..

I'm switching from a Treo 680 and found the Palm OS very simple to use. But this BB seems like very complicated stuff. I tried to use the "Switch Device Manager" but it doesn't detect my Palm software.

The ONLY thing I want to do first is manage my contacts via desktop. Can someone PLEASE help me get started. Much thanks!!!
I'm coming from the Palm world as well, and it's definately an adjustment. The Palm desktop GUI was so easy to use, and it was nice to be able to make all the edits on the desktop, then just sync everything to the handheld. Oh well.

I was able to use the Switch Device Wizard to move my contacts, Memos and Tasks over from my Palm desktop SW. It choked on my calendar, however.

Make sure your BB is plugged in when you run it - it also says you need your Palm plugged in, but I think that's only if you want to read directly from your Palm device. To read from the Palm desktop SW, I didn't have my Palm plugged in. Just hit Switch Device Wizard, and when it pops up the window with two choices, pick the second one.

Newbie...Very Lost...Please Help-switchdevice.jpg

That's all I had to do, it ran a translation for each Palm app (memo, contacts, etc.) and everything appeared on my Curve.

Good luck,

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