Blackberry and Palm pilot

Cha94

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Aug 12, 2003
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I have a user at work that just bought a Blackberry phone and he was wondering if there was a way to sync his contacts and calendar to his new Blackberry. I searched the net but I wasn't able to find much information at all on this. Just wondered if anyone knew if this was possible and how I would go about doing it. So far it doesn't look like it is possible, but maybe I am just overlooking something since that stuff is new to me.
 

Your_Moms_Box

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Dec 20, 2004
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There are programs out there that will do this.

I believe the easiest way though is to sync your old device to outlook (assuming it's supported, if not then once again there are programs that can do it). And then to sync your blackberry with outlook.

I hope this helps.
 

BigBuffaloFan

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He should of received a CD with the blackberry called desktop manager to sync Outlook and all contact and meetings. However they will not sync over the air. In order to sync everything you would need a BES - Blackberry Enterprise Server and that runs about $10,000 - $15,000 and that will only license about 20 users. Total waste of money.

There are 2 other options:
The first option I do not recommend. It works great when it is working however for some reason it likes to stop working and it is a pain to reconfigure. It is not just simple as uninstalling and reinstalling.

1) Blackberry redirector - ***Exchange server required***.
Only send e-mails. Users PC must be left on with redirector service running.

2) ***Web mail required*** All blackberry's no matter the carrier have their own e-mail account. From this account you can add from 5 - 10 different e-mail accounts. If you have a web mail client, you can configure it to pull e-mails from the web client. Only down side so far which is not that big of a deal is sometimes the e-mails take from instant to 20 minutes.
 

thelord68

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Feb 24, 2003
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There are programs out there that will do this.

I believe the easiest way though is to sync your old device to outlook (assuming it's supported, if not then once again there are programs that can do it). And then to sync your blackberry with outlook.

I hope this helps.
I'll second this. Assuming the problem is that the Palm was syncing with the Palm Desktop and not Outlook, you need to change the settings or at the very least export everything from the Palm Desktop to Outlook.

The Blackberry will sync with Ooutlook by default once you install the software that came with it. There should have been a CD and a mini-usb cable in the package with the Blackberry.

The Desktop redirector works with or with Exchange as long as the PC is on and Outlook is set to check email on a regular basis. But it just as easy, if not easier, to configure email account from the Blackberry website - depending on the carrier, it would be something like vzw.blackberry.net or att.blackbery.net, etc.
 

jsc315

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I've done this and there one problem that happens to me every once in a while. It will synch but will fuck everything up with outlook and everything on the schedule. this has probably only happened a few times but its still a damn annoyance.