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fatzDomingo
Posts: 58
Registered: ‎05-01-2011
My Device: Z10

RIM CalDAV Test - what is this?

Unresponsive Playbook was recovered using DM. Now my calendars are empty. Only 1 entry from RIM - RIM CalDAV Test. What on earth is this, and any clues as to why my Gmail CalDAV no longer works. Pretty useless calendar if I cabn't sync it with anything! :smileysad:

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SmoothRider
Posts: 2,649
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: 9500, 8110, 8700, 8220, 9100, 9800, 9810, Z10

Re: RIM CalDAV Test - what is this?

Hello fatzDomingo

 

Sorry to hear about your issue. 

 

Were you able to integrate your Gmail email account onto your BlackBerry PlayBook? 

-SR

 

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Enygma
Posts: 117
Registered: ‎09-25-2012
My Device: BlackBerry Playbook

Re: RIM CalDAV Test - what is this?

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From what I understand, Google intended to drop syncing for all its free products and completely for certain platforms.  Not sure how it works for existing clients or clients that had to re-enter information after an update or a security wipe.

PlayBook 64GB and 32 GB
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fatzDomingo
Posts: 58
Registered: ‎05-01-2011
My Device: Z10

Re: RIM CalDAV Test - what is this?

Yup.....unfortunately it seems to hit rebuilt accounts after security wipes. My calendar on the PB does absolutely nothing! It gleefully tells me that it is syncing - no messages - no errors - no updates.

 

Ive said enough elsewhere about RIM not having the capability to update PB even from its desktop software......really disappointed! :smileysad:

 

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Enygma
Posts: 117
Registered: ‎09-25-2012
My Device: BlackBerry Playbook

Re: RIM CalDAV Test - what is this?

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Are you only using Google for the calendar feature?  I did set one up on Google but found it was not as feature rich as the Hotmail (now Outlook.com) calendar.  I decided to use the Hotmail calendar as my main calendar to sync with and it works quite well for me. :smileyhappy:

 

Mind you, my main address book was already on Hotmail and I only had a few contacts in G-Mail so that made the decision easier.

 

The other and  expensive solution is going to paid Google services. :Dots:

 

Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and others seem to play around with what you can get with their free services by occasionally cutting off some feature to give an incentive to go to a paid service.  Sometimes when they lose too much market share, they restore a service.  I can't really blame RIM/BB for others' marketing strategies.

 

[Edit] Further research shows there is a pretty good thread out there with a lot of tips from @vjsaunders that should get you going.  Although it applies to contact syncing, it works equally well for calendar syncing as to checking boxes for sync and menus when setting up on the PlayBook.

 

Click here for thread on syncing

PlayBook 64GB and 32 GB
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