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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎01-15-2012
My Device: torch 9810

organizing contacts

Is there any way to use Desktop software to organize my contacts.  Contiue to have multiple repeted contacts every time I sync.   I need to sync to Thunderbird or Windows live mail also and it appears that this is impossible. Just great.

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Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.3.1.2267), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)

Re: organizing contacts

Hello,

 

Contrary to how others do things, RIM does not provide a desktop PIM. Others force you to use their PIM and only their PIM. RIM provides a conduit software that functions as a bridge between your chosen PIM and the BB. See this KB for compatible PIM's:

  • KB12268 Applications supported by BlackBerry Desktop Manager for synchronization

So, your choice is, IMO, to use a desktop PIM to manage your data...then choose a compatible PIM (from above). Then, get your data out of your old device and into the desktop PIM. Then, configure the BB to sync with the PIM:

  • KB03315 How to synchronize organizer data (calendar, task list, memo list, and contact list) using the BlackBerry Desktop Software

Good luck and let us know!




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