Originally Posted by halw
They, however, are not free as Outlook would be.
Outlook is not
free. It's part of most Microsoft Office Suites but not all. It can also be purchased separately. Most notibly, it's not included in Office Home and Student (the version many people will have if they purchased only for home use). http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/pr...635841033.aspx
However, I also (as most others above have) endorse the use of Outlook as the best choice to manage your contacts on the PC. You will also most likely be able to use it in the future with other phones if you ever go away from BB. I used it for years with various phones including Nokias, Windows Mobile, etc. I still use it with my Droid although I had to purchase Companion Link to sync Outlook to my gmail.