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I'm new to the forums, became one with the CrackBerry Collective/jumped on the bandwagon almost two weeks ago (3/20/2006) today.
I've been reading/lurking primarily this forum because of the posts made by Mark Rejhon, jibi, Guess, and sempai are of such good quality and helpfulness that I haven't bothered to look into other forums that friends of mine have suggested. I first started off with the Cingular forums but was fed-up with some of the stupidty of the posts. I've yet to try PDA Street and Howard Forums.
I have a refurb (looks new to me!) Cingular 7290 that I ordered directly through them, I first straightened out what I perceived would be an obvious headache which is getting setup appropriately so that I am not charged Pay Per Use fees for accessing the Internet/Email. They forgot to add the Unlimited data plan at first, uhg, then I had them add the free WAP access so I could start testing out 3rd party chat apps like IM+ etc.
I installed the BB CD as well as downloaded/installed the newer version of the Desktop Manager software 184.108.40.206 (can't remember what was on the CD.)
I've yet to find how to edit/add contacts on the computer and then sync to the BB. I asked someone and they told me they use the Desktop Manager and it has some Outlook type of program that let's you edit etc. I've not found this yet. I'm not very familiar with Hot/Active/Intelli/Sync type of tools but I have worked with other people's Palm Desktop software that does let you manage pretty much every aspect of your data, it also includes a seperate external program to load applications with, akin to Application Loader.
So do I need to buy something like a PIM program? I really do not want to. Also I have Oulook 2003 and Outlook Express (don't use it) but it is strictly for work and I my BB is for personal use (for now.) I primarily use open source/free software for personal use such as Mozilla Thunderbird and Eudora.
I've been testing 4 different multi-protocol chat programs for BB and will be posting my results in a seperate thread as soon as I'm finished.
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