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Old 06-29-2006, 06:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello Everyone,

It's been a while since I've posted, kind of busy withh real estate. I have a question for some of the BB Masters. I currently own and love an 8700g. I also own and don't love a Motorola Razr.

My question is can I buy a 7100 and use it as a phone instead of my Razr, and still be able to connect it to Desktop Manager? I guess what I mean is, can I plug in my 8700g and intellisync, then plug in my 7100 and intellisync.

I absolutely love the BB operating system, and I am sick of antiquated Motorola address books that have six entries for one person with multiple entries.

Please send me all of your suggestions,
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Old 06-29-2006, 07:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello Everyone,

It's been a while since I've posted, kind of busy withh real estate. I have a question for some of the BB Masters. I currently own and love an 8700g. I also own and don't love a Motorola Razr.

My question is can I buy a 7100 and use it as a phone instead of my Razr, and still be able to connect it to Desktop Manager? I guess what I mean is, can I plug in my 8700g and intellisync, then plug in my 7100 and intellisync.

I absolutely love the BB operating system, and I am sick of antiquated Motorola address books that have six entries for one person with multiple entries.

Please send me all of your suggestions,
First, there is no need to use Desktop Manager to migrate to a new device.

If you're using Internet Only service, you'd just need to log into the Internet Setup (Personal Email Setup on Cingular) on the new device logging in with the same ID and PW as on the old device, and go to Change Handheld in the menu. The PIN field should fill automatically, and you can copy and paste the IMEI number from the Settings --> Options --> Status screen.

If you're on a BES, the BES Admin can reassign the PIN and you can use Enterprise Activation over the air.

That said, if you are using or want to use DM, set up the old BB first and back it up. Then unplug it, close and reopen DM, and plug in the new device. DM will see the new PIN and ask if you want to re-associate the current config for the old PIN to the new PIN. Select YES.

If you're looking to associate TWO Blackberries to the same BIS/BES account, it simply can not be done. You can, however, get email from other POP accounts on two devices without any problem.

One other thing. I had a 7100 and had to abandon it due to AWFUL audio which has been reported a lot here. The new 7130 is an 8700 in 7100 form factor. It's yet to be seen if it has the same audio problems that plagued the 7100/7105, but considering how much faster the 8700 is than the 7100, well worth it!
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Old 06-29-2006, 08:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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One way you might be able to do what you're talking about is two Windows XP user accounts. We're a small office and don't have a BES, so we have one machine dedicated to doing Redirector duty for us, and there are four of us that have accounts on that machine and they all run simultaneously. Each instance of the Desktop Manager, one under each XP account, is associated with a different PIN. It would be a little bit of a hassle, but that might be one option to explore.
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