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Old 08-19-2007, 08:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question 8800 Contact Management

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Just got an 8800 and I am using it with Outlook. I would like to do some quick and dirty contact management with a focus on the following:
  • grouping contacts into a few categories (business, personal, important)
  • assigning a ringtone to a whole category
  • doing all of this with Excel or similar tool (via import export)

For example, I am pretty simple; I would like for incoming e-mails ALWAYS to vibrate regardless of source. I would like my normal phone profile to have a simple, moderately loud ring plus vibrate except for important calls which I would like to have a different ring. I would also like to be able to switch to a vibrate only and silent for all incoming phone calls; and also an all silent (including e-mail) profile. I know the 8800 has filters, profiles, exceptions, groups and the ability to assign a different ringtone to individual contacts. I can also import/export in Outlook and the 8800 will sync with that. I am just looking for a good way to proceed.

Old 08-19-2007, 02:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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  • The 8800 supports any Outlook category you can come up with and will be synched via Desktop Manager.
  • I don't have an answer to the "1 ring per category" thing. Not sure if it will handle that.
  • No need to do it with Excel. Outlook will sync directly with BB via Desktop Manager software.
Old 08-29-2007, 01:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How do you sort or view contacts by category on the Blackberry? I have Curve and I am planning to seperate my personal contacts from Business contacts. All I need is just two categories, I have about 600 contacts, and about 200 of them are personal, rest business with e-mail addresses etc.
I can assign them to category in Outlook, and once it is synced how will I be able to swap from on to another? Or display only certain category.

I am just trying to organize my contacts and keep everything in one place, especially the ones where I have only their e-mail address, and no phone number (mainly business).

Also, how can I keep my contacts on the storage card instead of on board memory to save some space?

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Originally Posted by hyedipin View Post
How do you sort or view contacts by category on the Blackberry?
Open the application, hit menu, and select filter. Check the filter option you want to apply.
Old 08-29-2007, 02:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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heyd, you can't store contacts on the media card.

You can assign the categories in the BB, those two categories are already there.

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