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Old 02-07-2008, 06:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know how to have 2 phonebook/addressbook on the blackberry. I need one phonebook setup for my personal contact, and another setup for my business contacts.

Is this even possible? Is there a software that I can install?
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Does anyone know how to have 2 phonebook/addressbook on the blackberry. I need one phonebook setup for my personal contact, and another setup for my business contacts.

Is this even possible? Is there a software that I can install?
Why not just label them as "personal" and "business" and set filters for them?
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There isn't a native way to do this on the BlackBerry other than what jgallego said. There is only one set of contacts.
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You could make up 2 Groups much like JGallego13 suggested. New contacts would go into either the Personal Group or Business Group.
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Of course multiple groups can present problems. Since the Contact folder will list all Groups in alphabetical order, along with Contact names, finding the group can be a problem. Having to scroll down the Contact list to get to your WORK group could take a while.
In my research I stumbled across an excellent idea. When you name your group, put an asterick, parenthesis, apostrophy or other symbol at the beginning of the group name (i.e. *Work). The Contact folder lists symbols before letters so all of your Groups will be at the top of the list, very easy to find. Additionally, use of different symbols will serve to prioritize your Groups on the list. On my 8300 with default text I have room for 11 groups at the top of the Contact list before having to scroll down. That should be enough for most folks.
It isn't a second phone book but it sure makes accessing the groups a lot faster.
Hope this helps.
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If youxxx8217;re on a BES all contacts are viewable back to Outlook regardless of the group. If you have any contacts that you donxxx8217;t want seen it may be a good idea to leave them off.
Like Grandmaxxx8217;s number..or the competition.
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