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BB 8320 Address Book

Hello,

 

I just upgraded to the latest Black Berry Device Software ver. 4.5.0.81 (Platform 2.7.0.78) on my 8320. Besides taking longer than i expected everything went perfectly smooth. So after the device restarted for the final time, i started poking around to see what changes have been made. The only one that i have a problem with is the Address Book, in the last version of software that i was running the Address Book would only show the First and Last Name of the contact and was one name on one line each one after another (see example below).

 

Alex Smith 

John Doe

Jane Doe

 

Now with the updated version of 4.5 the address book has been changed to show a contact's company name directly under their First and Last name - this is the case even if the contact does not have a company associated with them (see example below). 

 

Alex Smith

"company name" or "empty space"

John Doe

"company name" or "empty space"

Jane Doe

"company name" or "empty space"

 

I have gone into the options section of the address book and cant find anything that would lead to making this change. Does anyone have any idea how to change this?

 

Thanks

 

-Matthew-

 

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Re: BB 8320 Address Book

That two line adress book view is one of the new "features". Not an option to change.

 

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Re: BB 8320 Address Book

can someone post a screenshot please ?



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Re: BB 8320 Address Book

JSanders,

 

thanks for the quick reply, its good to see BB adding new features to the device software, however i am sure most would agree that the option to change this setting would be an even bigger improvement - and this also does not sound like a hard "feature" to roll up into the next update - is there anywhere i can go to make a suggestion like that?

 

thanks again

 

-Matthew- 

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Re: BB 8320 Address Book

Xandrex,

 

I would love to, but other than physically taking a picture with a digital camera i am not to sure how to post a screen shot of my blackberry address book. However if you look at the original post the example's show how this looks. Also the new version with the double line contact

 

The new version 4.5.0.81

    First Name & Last Name

    Company Name or BLANK SPACE

    (next contact) First Name & Last Name

    Company Name or BLANK SPACE if no company is entered

(this show's a maximum of 6 contact's on one screen depending on your font & size)

 

 

The old version 4.2.2.171

    First Name & Last Name

    Next Contact

    Next Contact 

(this show's 12 contact's per page or more depending on your font & size)

 

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Re: BB 8320 Address Book

Sure you can suggest it... bbsuggestions@rim.com

 

Here is a screenshot:




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Re: BB 8320 Address Book

I have a separate question related to the BB 8320 address book post-upgrade to 4.5.0.81. I am now finding that when I start to type a name in order to perform a search of the address book that the software is sometimes not able to detect a given contact, particularly when searching by last name or company name. I have further found that once I edit the contact, the software is then able to index the name. This was not the case for the same contacts prior to the upgrade.

 

Any ideas why this might be the case?

 

Thanks for the help.