Originally Posted by mpope
I have the 7250 and don't like the calendar that "came with" the BB. I bought my phone used from someone so I assume the calendar that's on there is what came "with" the phone.
What other calendar options do I have, if any?
PocketDay is an excellent "Today" application that will display your calendar, tasks, weather, stocks, mail, missed calls, SMS, and other things (there is a "pro" version that adds RSS feeds, world clock, and currency converter). It does allow you to manage your calendar, but it doesn't add too much beyond what the "built-in" app does. Get PocketDay because you want a "view it all" type application, not because you find the built-in calendar lacking.
There is a calendar application currently in beta testing called PocketInformant. This is a well know "Windows SmartPhone" calendar application that is being ported to the Blackberry. I'm under NDA, so I can't say much, but if you're interested in the product, go to Welcome to WebIS.net - Home
to see what the Windows Mobile version is like. The BB version is very similar (although, I suspect, the initial release will not have every last feature of the Windows Mobile version). If you want to join the beta, you have to pay $20. There's a thread in the "Aftermarket Software" board here at blackberryforums about that.
Iambic software, who is well known for their very advanced PIM application for the PalmOS (and Windows and Windows Mobile) is also working on a product. Imabic is known for having very buggy initial releases and has historically had some customer service issues (although things appear to be improving). They have not announced any firm dates for their beta release nor have they said anything about the feature set. However, if they go into beta this summer, I'd expect them to have an excellent product by next spring or summer (based on their past performance) and a good-enough (but still somewhat buggy) version this fall.
I agree: the built-in PIM apps are poor. The Blackberry is an excellent mail device and having a strong PIM has clearly not been a priority.
Anyway, my suggestion is to deal with it for now and wait for PocketInformant to be released. At that time, check it out to see if it does what you want. If not, wait for Agendus.
Check out PocketDay, any way. It won't improve the calendar experience much, but it's still a very worthwhile app.