To add address entry:
Originally Posted by threehorn
my treo 650 went bad and i am trying out an 8800.
couple of questions/observations
how do you automatically add a contact from a new caller (ie. a call you have made or received that isn't in your contact list). Treo popped up a screen after the call asking if you wanted to add the contact with a yes no choice. Surely blackberry has this....
the interface with contacts.... seem kind of like a word document rather than a nice database type of structure. also, treo would allow you to categorize the phone number type via a drop down box beside the number (ie. the field titles were dynamic... if treo added the phone number into the Work field and it was a Mobile number, you just changed the field title). Is there a work around for this, and possibly an interface update that brings the application into the 21st century? I know there are a lot of blackberry users in the world , and i was surprised to see the 1970's interface on contacts, etc. it is a little unappealing and antiquated given today's hardware...
also, i do a lot of text messaging with my employees to keep up to date throughout the day. i am used to the conversational view that Treo has... Does bb have anything like that? It seems if i need to text message, it requires a bit of menu navigation and then selecting the name from the contact list, etc. or looking back through the list of messages that includes all email, etc until i find the last text message i sent, opening it and adding a new text message. it seems very cumbersome. am i missing something that simplifies this?
thanks for the help
Click phone button, Highlight name, click menu, add to address book. Quick SMS or Email:
A lot easier than the Treo. It sounds like you just don't know how to use it yet. To easily send sms, mms, email, call, or pin, it ony takes 2 clicks TOTAL. From the home screen, just start typing the name. When its on the lick, click on their name, then choose SMS text. From the home screen I can sms text someone a lot quicker than with the treo. Threaded SMS:
It is already threaded. Mind shows all of the correspondence in one window. It just keeps sent messages in a different one, so I can easily just pull up the last message and read all of the messages at once. Yes, its not like the Treo .... but once you learn how to use it, the Blackberry is so much more productive because you can do things with few clicks and can even copy and paste without touching the screen.