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Old 11-04-2006, 11:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to buy a 8703e (Verizon), but I'm concerned about the functionality of the PIM software. I've been using Palm for quite a few years and I was wondering how the BB PIM stacked up.

Also, has anyone used the data migration capability added in V4.1? I want to be certain that I can move all my data over the BB without any major issues.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

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I'm looking to buy a 8703e (Verizon), but I'm concerned about the functionality of the PIM software. I've been using Palm for quite a few years and I was wondering how the BB PIM stacked up.

Also, has anyone used the data migration capability added in V4.1? I want to be certain that I can move all my data over the BB without any major issues.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks,
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Desktop Manager is not a PIM. It is used for data backup, application load and syncing with Outlook, Lotus Notes and other similar applications. It is nothing at all like the Palm Desktop.

As for migration, I would do a search and see what you find. From what I have read, ver 4.2 has a wizard or tool to help in migrating data.
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I made the purchase (8703e - Verizon) and I'm very happy with it.

I tried to use the import wizard with BB desktop manager and didn't get very far. It didn't support the version of Palm desktop manager I was running, so I got the idea to uninstall that version and load a slightly earlier one (one that was listed as supported by BB). In the process of that plan I discovered that after I re-installed the Palm software and went to sync my old Palm device to recover the data, it gave me the option to sync to both Palm desktop and Outlook. I choose to sync to Outlook, then used BB desktop manager to import the Outlook data. It worked like a charm and I got all my data moved over to the BB.

Sorry for the long winded message, but I figured it may help someone else coverting from Palm to BB.

Thanks for your input/help Dubdub.

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My pleasure. Glad it worked for you. Enjoy the BB.
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