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Old 02-11-2006, 11:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a total newbie to blackberry. I got this model from Cingular without subscribing that $45/month extra for the email service. So as a result, the phone came without those key application softwares and ends up being just a cell phone+PDA. My questions are:

1. How do I transfer files from my PC to my blackberry? Can I do that through bluetooth? I tried doing that using the Device Manager and Desktop manager softwares that came with the package but there is no option to move files from PC to my blackberry.

2. How can I move list of contacts and emails from my PC Outlook to my blackberry?

I'm sorry if these questions are reposts. Please let me know if I can get these answers from anywhere online. Thank you in advance for your help.
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1. You can not. Desktop Manager was not designed to move files around. What are you trying to do?

2. Click on the Intellisync icon; configure the PIM options and Synchronize now. It's really easy. And all in the online help and in the Sticky Thread FAQs on this forum.

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I am a total newbie to blackberry. I got this model from Cingular without subscribing that $45/month extra for the email service. So as a result, the phone came without those key application softwares and ends up being just a cell phone+PDA. My questions are:

1. How do I transfer files from my PC to my blackberry? Can I do that through bluetooth? I tried doing that using the Device Manager and Desktop manager softwares that came with the package but there is no option to move files from PC to my blackberry.

2. How can I move list of contacts and emails from my PC Outlook to my blackberry?

I'm sorry if these questions are reposts. Please let me know if I can get these answers from anywhere online. Thank you in advance for your help.

I'm curious...why would you want a BlackBerry without email service? With several excellent PDA/phones available from Cingular, why the 8700c?

Personally, if I wanted a PDA/phone without email from cingular, I would choose that new Cingular branded 8125 pocket pc phone. That thing is SWEEEEEEET!!
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Thank you for all replies. I got this model free from Amazon.com while I was looking for a cell phone that also has typical PDA functions like the calendar and detailed address book. I never need to use email when i'm out of my office so I decided not to pay another $45/month for what I don't need.

My phone, however, came with Memopad and Pictures applications. So I thought it'll be nice if I can transfer text files or picture files from my PC to my phone. Can I do that using Bluetooth or any other transfer devices?
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You have got to read the documentation that came with the BB.

Memopad is the Outlook Notes counterpart.

There are several photo applications you can use to move photos (they are not free) from the desktop to the BB. I use Ascendo.

BT is very limited. Please, please, read the FAQs on the BlackBerry.
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Must not...make...joke (in William Shatner voice)

If you want a Blackberry without e-mail service, just wait till end of Feb.

Actually, this not as funny because the punchline is quiet scary.

Sorry, I've been up over 30 hours already...damn client "need to have a decision by Sunday"
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I am curious as to why you would not consider the 8125 for email. Does it not do push email as well. Seems to be a good alternative to the BB
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I am curious as to why you would not consider the 8125 for email. Does it not do push email as well. Seems to be a good alternative to the BB
I'm not sure if the 8125 has push email or not. I don't think that it does. My mpx220 did not. I used pocket msn to check my hotmail and had my corp. email forwarded to the hotmail address. It worked, but I had to retrieve my mail. The bottom line is that nothing works like a BlackBerry for mobile email. At least not yet.
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