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Old 02-19-2010, 07:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This BB is awsome! First one.

Is there a way to modify the BB's contact application on the computer via the Destop Manager instead of on the BB itself?
Or do I have to use a contact manager like Outlook to enter all my contacts information, then sync it to the BB?

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Old 02-19-2010, 07:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forums.

Outlook makes it easy but there are other contact apps that work as well.
Do a search for some and you can deside on the one best for you.
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I actually use Windows Live Mail for my email. Does the Desktop Software detect this as Outlook Express? The choices it tells me I have are Outlook Express, Yahoo and ASCII Importer/Exporter. I use WLM but don't use it's Contacts much, just basically people email addresses and that's it. I wouldn't mind starting a new Contact application if an easier one is available.

The BB's Contact application itself can't be edited on a PC, can it?

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"Nope" to what?
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Windows Live Mail can not be synced to the BB. That was the "nope".

There is no software like Palm Desktop to edit your contacts. Most people, as stated, use Outlook to update their calendar, tasks, notes and contacts.
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How about if I just wanted to import oe export contacts without syncing? Can the BB import CSV contact files?
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Windows Live Mail can not be synced to the BB. That was the "nope"..
If "Nope" was answered the the previous post above the reply, how did you come up with that answer (just curious)?

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There is no software like Palm Desktop to edit your contacts. Most people, as stated, use Outlook to update their calendar, tasks, notes and contacts.
I'm sorry but I didn't see where "Most people use Outlook to update their calander, tasks, notes and contacts" was stated.

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Welcome to the forums.

Outlook makes it easy but there are other contact apps that work as well.
Do a search for some and you can deside on the one best for you.
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If "Nope" was answered the the previous post above the reply, how did you come up with that answer (just curious)?



I'm sorry but I didn't see where "Most people use Outlook to update their calander, tasks, notes and contacts" was stated.

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right here. Blackberries cannot import csv files. You can either edit the contact info via the bb or use outlook and then sync it. There is no other way unless you use third party apps.
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Actually, I think the person saying BB cannot import CSV files is incorrect. DTM will import ASCII files. The following copied from the help screen on my DTM:
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You can use an ASCII data file to transfer data between an organizer application on your BlackBerry® device and an organizer application on your computer. When you export data from an organizer application on your device, the field names that appear in the organizer application on your device appear as column labels in the ASCII data file. When you export data from an organizer application on your computer, these field names do not appear in the ASCII data file. Before you import the data to the organizer application on your device, you must label the columns in the ASCII data file using the field names that appear in the organizer application on your device.

Example:
"Last Name","First Name","Company Name", "",

"Wahl","Tanya","Research In Motion Limited", "",
CSV is simply a comma separated value text file. What is described under the ascii file info above sure looks like a CSV file.

There are several programs that will sync with DTM. I believe (from reading these forums and personal experience) that Outlook is the most popular but it is not the only one. I found a document on blackberry.com that lists the various programs that work. It is a table that shows which version of the programs work with which versions of DTM. Hope the URL works. (Be sure to scroll down in the pane to find the table -- I almost thought I got a blank page.)
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