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Old 10-12-2004, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been a palm user for the last 5 years and have been thinlking about switichng to the charm lately. I'd love advice from fellow users on what the pros and cons of doing this are ..

At work I intellisync with lotus notes and at home I isync ( a la mac ) with my current Palm device. and have a few questions

- does the charm sync lotus notes calendar entries ?
- how do I sync my memos and todo lists.
- Can I still use the palm desktop app to sync with the charm



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Old 10-12-2004, 06:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I will take a shot here...

The 7100 ( or any other blackberry) will sync swith Lotus. You should check RIM's site for preceise version specs.

Memos and to-dos are normally synced with RIM's Desktop Manager software via your PIM application. See # 3

#3 No. Palm Desktop is history. Your BB will come with DEsktop Manager to sync with a PC. You will also need a program we sell http://store.bizshopr.com/pmblackberry.html to sync your BB on the Mac.
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Old 10-12-2004, 06:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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rcg tkx for the info - if it does not sync with Palm desktop does the charm come with a PIM I can use in a windows environment . I guess the app u mentioned will let me isync the mac addressbook and cal .

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The Desktop Manager SW that comes with the BB is a sync conduit only. You would have to choose outlook or other PIM on your PC. ON the mac with the software I suggested you would use the OS X apps (entourage/iCal etc)
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Hi,
I have been a palm user for the last 5 years and have been thinlking about switichng to the charm lately. I'd love advice from fellow users on what the pros and cons of doing this are ..

At work I intellisync with lotus notes and at home I isync ( a la mac ) with my current Palm device. and have a few questions

- does the charm sync lotus notes calendar entries ?
Yes BB's a fully compatible Notes, Outlook, GroupWise etc.

- how do I sync my memos and todo lists.
It's been a while since I've used notes, but its the same as Outlook memos will sync with a notes fuction and to do's will sync with a task function within your Notes client

- Can I still use the palm desktop app to sync with the charm
No you'll need the BB desktop manager (no charge) for your Mac you'll need something like PocketMac (See my sig.) for further info.

There may be a minimal learning curve to the Blackberry but being a Palm user you'll pick it up quick. Keep in mind that although the charm is geared to a more consumer market the Blackberry is known in the business arena, if cool software apps, games, camera etc. are what your after the "Charm" and any Blackberry for that matter may not be the best choice for you.

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You can synchronize your Palm and BlackBerry to Microsoft Outlook. Basically, sync your Palm to Outlook, then sync your BlackBerry to Outlook. You can switch back and fourth between your Palm and BlackBerry.

You don't need to use Outlook for email -- just for PIM. I don't like Outlook Email. (I use Thunderbird Email actually)

I used to use Palm Desktop. But Outlook is a very universal centrallized PIM; it synchronizes to Palm, PocketPC, Exchange, BlackBerry, Symbian, Yahoo Calendar, and a lot of other PIM's. So I bit the bullet and got used to Outlook. Now I don't have to switch PIM software everytime I switch devices, and I can use multiple devices on the same Outlook simultaneously.

See my BlackBerry FAQ's for more information, if you'd like!
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Mark, don't forget there is a MAC involved so Entourage is in the mix.
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Good point. I missed that.

I'm not sure what the consequences are of syncing a BlackBerry with both Outlook and Entourage.
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Good point. I missed that.

I'm not sure what the consequences are of syncing a BlackBerry with both Outlook and Entourage.
It's works, I have two Mac's at home one using Entourage the other using iCal and Address Book I uses a PC at the office and I sync with the Mac's an PC. Some of the mapped fields in Outlook don't seem to convert to Entourage on the Mac but nothing major.
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