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Old 05-20-2009, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am on BIS and have been trying to find a good solution to wireless sync my Outlook calendar. I have tried Google sync for both BB and Outlook which kind of worked but then I end up with multiple duplicates to all my meetings.
Is there a way to use Google or other free option to get my calendar synced?
That is one thing i really miss about my old Treo, I could wirelessly sync everything with ease...
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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FWIW I found Google Sync made an excelent entry (contact & calendar) copier. Before I deleted it I had lots of extra contacts and apointments I could give away to friends ;)
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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...or other free option to get my calendar synced?
That is one thing i really miss about my old Treo, I could wirelessly sync everything with ease...
Have a look at Funambol (my.funambol.com). I used it for contacts and tasks in the past--have not tried it for calendar.
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have an odd thing happening with google sync... if I make a calendar change online it will sync to my blackberry, but if I make a change to the calendar in my blackberry, it won't sync "up" to my google calendar.
Anyone know why... I believe it's supposed to sync both up and down, is it not?

Thanks in advance.
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Google Sync has many flaws. It's the best I can tell you.
I am a Mac user and have been suffering through synching issues with a Blackberry since before I had gray hair.
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Check that you have google sync set to automatic. I just check mine and it works, changes take about 15 minutes from the handset to online.

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Do you sync both ways and on PC and BB with Google sync?
That is when I ran into duplicate problems. I need a way to sync from my pc (Outlook) and from the bb without duplicates. I know of a few other third party tools but I have absolutely no interest in a third party sync program with monthly or annual fee's. Especially a program that is doing something that should be included by default with the device!

(Why can't someone offer a simple active sync program that I buy once????)

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I had this same problem and eventually I solved it by doing the following:

1. Installed Google Desktop Sync on my desktop and sync GCal and Outlook. I use bi-directional syncing.
2. Completely cleared my Blackberry calendar using Blackberry Desktop Mgr.
3. Install Google Mobile Sync and sync GCal and Bold. I use bi-directional syncing there as well.

I did that about a week ago and everything seems to be working fine. No duplicates yet and I can add entries to any of the three calendars and they will get synced across the other two.
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