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Old 09-07-2005, 12:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a new BB 7100t and would like to know if I can sync with my Palm Zire21 calendar. I do not see the application in the Intellysync Desktop Manager.

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There is no direct sync option that I know of. Best option is to use Outlook as the middle man.
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Thanks for the info, can I use Outlook Express? If one wanted to add a program, can they?

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you can use Outlook express. There is a list of programs you can use. Go into Intellisync, Configure PIM, click on address book, and it will pull up a list.
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Actually, Outlook Express won't work because it doesn't have a calendar (though as bbcurious points out, you can use it to sync your address book). The BB desktop software does allow the calendar to be synced with a few other apps besides Outlook -- e.g., Schedule+, Lotus, Groupwise, Act, etc -- but this won't help if you can't sync these apps w/ your Palm. If you can get your Palm data into the proper csv format, you could do a one-time import into your BB, but if you want to keep the Palm and BB synched up, the most feasible option is probably Outlook...unless you have another compatible app with a conduit to your Palm calendar.
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I find it absolutely unbelieveable that I can't sync my Blackberry to my Palm. It's utterly ridiculous. I bought the BB 7100t in hopes of replacing my PDA. I have had it for over a month now, and it is still quicker to enter info into my PDA. That's fine. I can live with that. And I could even live with the slower entering of info into my BB.

But to think that I have to go through OUTLOOK to sync even my contacts?!!!?!! DOES RIM REALIZE THAT MY OUTLOOK DATABASE HAS 4,000 CONTACTS?!!!?!?!! I DON'T WANT TO HAVE ALL OF THE OUTLOOK CONTACTS on my cell phone!! (Outlook will automatically add ANY E-MAIL ADDRESS you reply to in it's contacts, which is great for that application!!) I DO want to transfer my quickly entered contacts on my CLIE to my cell phone!! Right now I'm frustrated and very desperately in need of a simple solution to ONLY sync my Palm contacts and calendar with my BB 7100t. And it should MAINTAIN the groupings if possible as well. My tasks and contacts are separated by groupings in my Clie. Very handy when I want to look through "Radio Station" contacts but not see grandma. When I did the Outlook middleman thing NO MORE GROUPING for either my contacts OR my tasks!

I'm sorry, guys. I'd love to buy into the hype about these things. Many things are great, and I'm even able to use the QWERTY style keyboard now and fly along with it. And the e-mail push is GREAT. But if that's all BB can offer me, this will be my last BB phone. Another thing that angered me was the piece of junk headset they provided. Sorry to all the die-hard BB fans out there. Maybe there is something I'm missing. But this is a SIMPLE request!

I welcome any constructive input on how to make this EXTREMELY simple task a reality. To any software developers reading- there is money available for the hundreds of thousands of Palm OS users who desire a BlackBerry.

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Hawley J....It sounds like you should have done your research before switching to bberry. This is a commonly known issue when switching from palm. I have just gone through the same thing helping my mother in law transition from palm to bberry. The easiest transition is enabling the outlook conduits on the palm desktop software and saving to outlook. Then sync the bberry w/ outlook. The csv method gets very messy and the field mapping gets screwed up.
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