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Old 02-16-2007, 07:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm a die-hard Palm Vx (OS 3.5.3) user upgrading to a BB 7290.
  1. I'm looking for something in the BlackBerry software that is the equivalent to the Palm Desktop application, a complete PIM with alarms, TODOs, memos, basically a complete and total mirror of the Palm's data in Windows.

    Where is that at? Or am I forced to use something like Outlook or Lotus Notes? In otherwords, did RIM supply a PIM application, too, or did they leave that to others to supply?
  2. I'd heard that the password vault is not backed up, is this true?
  3. How can I import my Palm data, and are there known import issues/gotchas/workarounds/etc.?
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1. RIM did not provide a Palm Desktop type application. The original customers were all businesses, and they used Outlook or Notes.

2. I believe it is backed up, but not maintainable on the PC.

3. THe latest version of the Desktop Manager has the ability to move Palm data directly to a new BB. I am not aware of the gotchas involved.
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1. RIM did not provide a Palm Desktop type application. The original customers were all businesses, and they used Outlook or Notes.
What is the #1 recommended PIM? Outlook? We use Notes at work, but if Outlook is more commonly used and RIM coded more with that in mind, I'll install it.


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2. I believe it is backed up, but not maintainable on the PC.
Hmm, I'd like a more definite answer on this one (thanks for trying, anyway), because passwords are GOLD and I cannot lose them. I must know that they are secure. Thanks for trying, all the same.




Assuming it is backed up, I have another question: are there any third-party apps to make it maintainable?




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Notes is totally supported. Lots of people use it.
There are some third party vault programs. I don't recall their names.

I can tell you first hand that my Password Keeper has been restored after countless BlackBerry erasures and updates!
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I can tell you first hand that my Password Keeper has been restored after countless BlackBerry erasures and updates!
That's precisely the info I was looking for on that question.

Does Notes support all of the nuances? For example, I can set a repeat on a schedule and make it a relative day, like every 3rd Monday.
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Sorry - I am an Outlook customer; it updates the schedule perfectly.
How do you intend to get the e-mail onto the BlackBerry...
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Anyone know if I can just keep my Palm Desktop software in sync with my CrackBerry? Or is it a one-way trip?

And to ask the question again, any surprises?
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Sorry - I am an Outlook customer; it updates the schedule perfectly.
How do you intend to get the e-mail onto the BlackBerry...
Actually, I don't. That's not a "killer app" for me. I bought it because it was a cheap PDA+phone.

Funny, perhaps the very best app on the CrackBerry and I won't even use it.
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So, to recap, my questions are now:
  1. Does Lotus Notes support all of the nuances of the schedule, TODO, memo, etc.?
  2. Can I just keep my Palm Desktop software in sync with my CrackBerry? Or is it a one-way trip?
  3. Any Palm->BB migration surprises/gotchas?

Thanks for the replies so far, this is a great forum!
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Another question: I use one simple macro/shortcut/alias on my old Palm. ALOT. Datestamp. I draw a loop and then ds and it inserts today's date. Or loop-dt for date and time.

Anything like that on the BB 7290?
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