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Old 03-04-2007, 05:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is the BB Desktop anything like the Palm Desktop? I will be receiving a new BB 8800 in the next week and I am wondering if I will have to relearn how to interface between device and computer. I tried downloading the BB desktop but it would not let me install unless I actually have the BB device to sync. Am I in for a rude awakening?
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Old 03-04-2007, 05:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The BB desktop manager is actually much easier to use and far more stable.... You will be fine!
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Awesome! So it has the same features? Calendar, Tasks, Memo's ect?
I will be SO glad to get rid of this Treo 650... while it is a good organizer, the phone is horrible and email is so-so.
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Yup, you can sync them all with Outlook.... Pretty easy and straight forward...
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Start over please.

BlackBerry Desktop Manager is NOT like Palm Desktop. Palm Desktop allows you to enter notes, tasks, calendar and contacts and sync it to the Palm.

BlackBerry Desktop Manager has Intellisync included which will allow you to easily sync your BB to an extablish Personal Information Manager like Microsoft Outlook or Lotus Organizer or Notes.

BlackBerry Desktop Manager does not have the ability to enter data directly into it.
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True Nj.... But you can enter the data on the BB and sync in Outlook OR enter data in Outlook then sync it to the BB....

Same effect different method....
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You assume the customer has Outlook. With Palm Desktop you don't need Outlook....
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You are right Sir! I stand corrected!
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Start over please.

BlackBerry Desktop Manager is NOT like Palm Desktop. Palm Desktop allows you to enter notes, tasks, calendar and contacts and sync it to the Palm.

BlackBerry Desktop Manager has Intellisync included which will allow you to easily sync your BB to an extablish Personal Information Manager like Microsoft Outlook or Lotus Organizer or Notes.

BlackBerry Desktop Manager does not have the ability to enter data directly into it.


As a former Treo user, I don't miss the Palm Desktop at all. Futhermore, I certainly do not miss the device itself.

The stability and speed of the BB to Outlook sync just makes me smile everytime I use it. First of all I know that it's not going to hang or crash, I no longer have to wonder "what's going to happen this time?" I no longer have to wait. The BB syncs (3,100 contacts) Outlook in less than 8 seconds. The reliability of the BlackBerry platform is unsurpassed.

Everyone I know that switched from Treo to BlackBerry are 100% satisfied.

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With Palm Desktop you don't need Outlook....
I had Palm Desktop, and technically I didn't need Outlook, but I would NOT want to depend on Palm Desk as my PIM. I take your point, Palm Desktop is a PIM which syncs with a Palm whereas Blackberry Desktop is just to sync a Blackberry with your PIM, but there were times I thought a paper calendar was better than Palm Desktop.
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I had Palm Desktop, and technically I didn't need Outlook, but I would NOT want to depend on Palm Desk as my PIM. I take your point, Palm Desktop is a PIM which syncs with a Palm whereas Blackberry Desktop is just to sync a Blackberry with your PIM, but there were times I thought a paper calendar was better than Palm Desktop.

For business users that rely on Outlook it's the third party "conduits" required to sync the Palm & Outlook that can be very buggy as well. For the occasional user, it's ok but not something that is truly reliable.
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