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Old 08-11-2006, 12:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry newbie hates keyboard - pls help

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Hi all,

I worked for years on Palm desktop software, tapping away at the full-sized keyboard and moving appointments with my mouse, and loved the ease of my PC being synchronized with my handheld. Have I gone insane, or is there no such program for BB? The much-touted BB Desktop Manager is equvalent to the HotSync button on a Palm, but there is nothing else to it!!

I am 6'6", and the ends of my fingers are the size of frying pans. Typing and wheeling on the BB (even with all the great tips from this site) is a frustrating experience.

Lemme know,
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You can enter eveything in outlook, and sync it to your blackberry.
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I worked for years on Palm desktop software, tapping away at the full-sized keyboard and moving appointments with my mouse, and loved the ease of my PC being synchronized with my handheld. Have I gone insane, or is there no such program for BB?
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With your Blackberry, use MS Outlook exactly as you did the Palm Desktop software. Works like a charm. I still have and use my Palm TX, but I have always synced my TX with Outlook...still do...and I sync and work with my BB on Outlook as well.
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Maybe something like this would help you out.


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The laser is a great idea but it's not that great in reality. I bought one of those at Fry's electionics before, it was cool of a device but i ended up returning it and went back to my think outside bluetooth keyboard, the typing is just way better. :D
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Thanks for the OUtlook tip, all. Sadly, I can't use it. I forgot to mention that I am on a Novell server, and Groupwise and Outlook cannot be used on the same terminal. Groupwise is Novell's mail and calendar software.

So, back to the question - are there any 3rd party apps that can take the place of Palm Desktop or Outlook for my situation?

Many thanks
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Thanks for the OUtlook tip, all. Sadly, I can't use it. I forgot to mention that I am on a Novell server, and Groupwise and Outlook cannot be used on the same terminal. Groupwise is Novell's mail and calendar software.

So, back to the question - are there any 3rd party apps that can take the place of Palm Desktop or Outlook for my situation?

Many thanks

Same with outlook use your GW client. I use a Gw server and I have my contacts sync with my personal address book and email and calender. Type your appointments on your computer GroupWise Client and it will sync to your BB> ( assuming your on a BES)

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You can also manually synchronize with the GroupWise client even if you don't have a BES.
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BlackBerry Desktop Software 4.1 SP1 provides native support for Novell GroupWise 6.0/6.5. See BlackBerry Desktop Software v4.1 Service Pack 1 System Requirements.
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You can also manually synchronize with the GroupWise client even if you don't have a BES.

That too...

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