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jerryg50
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New Blackberry 10 Sync to Outlook

Most every business is using MS Outlook for their email. I cannot understand for the likes of this, why the Z10 Link software does not offer this very important feature??? 

 

When out on the road we take notes and make new email entries. When we get back to the office, it is critical that we have an easy way to get the phone synced up to our email system on the computers. Having to take the time to manually type in the new information in to Outlook is another loss of valuable time when we are rushed to get things done.

 

I know of a fair number of business associates and also clients who are putting off getting the Z10 because they need this feature. They are doing many emails and taking many notes during their mobile activities. When they get back to the office, it is a quick process to sync their present BB phone with Outlook and get their work done.

 

I cannot understand who would think of leaving out such an important feature!

 

I remember when the Playbook came out there was no built in email client or spell corrector. It was bug riddled in many aspects on top of this. Because of this RIM lost out on big potential sales. The early versions of the Playbook were useless to non Blackberry users, because the only practical way to get email done was with using the Bridge mode.

 

Now they came out with a top qualtiy high tech business phone, and there is no local email sync capability to one of the world's most popular email programs. This is like throwing a crowbar in to the works!  Also having sync capability to Thunderbird is another big plus to have done.

 

 

Jerry G.
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JSanders
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Re: New Blackberry 10 Sync to Outlook

Jerry, I agree, I am one of those hundreds of thousands (million?) BlackBerry users who also syncs to a standalone Outlook on my PC.

 

After a year and half, BlackBerry has never added this same feature to the PlayBook, and I never understood that either.

 

Not having that sync cripples the device for me in a severe way.




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Zelion
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Re: New Blackberry 10 Sync to Outlook

200% agree.

 

Unbelievable that they leave out this most important fuctionality.

 

It could be a dealbreaker.

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rat-7
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Re: New Blackberry 10 Sync to Outlook


JSanders wrote:

Jerry, I agree, I am one of those hundreds of thousands (million?) BlackBerry users who also syncs to a standalone Outlook on my PC.

 

After a year and half, BlackBerry has never added this same feature to the PlayBook, and I never understood that either.

 

Not having that sync cripples the device for me in a severe way.


I do not have it yet (maybe tomorrow), but it does affect me as well, it is not quite a deal breaker in my case but is a big limitation

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Zelion
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Re: New Blackberry 10 Sync to Outlook

Companionlink has a nice product for syncing, but problem is it costs 50 dollars a year

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Re: New Blackberry 10 Sync to Outlook

dollar a week isnt so bad

 

i have heard of some doing a sync to gmail. outlook.com or hotmail to get their items to sync for free

 




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Re: New Blackberry 10 Sync to Outlook

if that woul;d be a way < I really would like to know how.

 

Also I heard something similar but than with your own email provider (he must support active sync).

 

Would like to know ho wto do it !!!

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e-revelation
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Re: New Blackberry 10 Sync to Outlook

I agree, i don't want to be forced in using a cloud based service as it is just another security hack waiting to happen.

having my data under my control on my PC and outlook is wha i as a user want  !!!!

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IWCGroup
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Re: New Blackberry 10 Sync to Outlook

Last evening I spent about 2 hours cleaning up my 1500 contacts in Microsoft Outlook 2010, ensuring, numbers were inputed correctly, deleting older contacts, adding new ones.  Making sure my calendar was updated, and also my notes.  I was preparing for my Z10 that I picked up this morning.

 

Perhaps it was an oversight on my part, perhaps I assumed that since Blackberry Desktop has synced my desktop Outlook for the past 10 years that it'd be no different with the Z10.

 

Was I ever wrong.

 

I thought I downloaded the wrong software  with the BB10 Link, but I looked again, and I looked everywhere in the softawre.  I was nearly going out of my mind until I did a few google search, and there are literally hundreds of posts in the last few weeks regarding this no sync issue.  I guess I wasn't the only one who found out the hard way.

 

I love the device, it's quite awesome.  The internet is fast.  It's well designed.  I'm not crazy about how the new BBM works since I like seeing all the BBM contacts in a window rather than only seeing them in contacts or when I click on create new message.  But I could live with all of that.

 

I am not about to export my contacts into a CVS file, then upload them to my GMail account and then have it synced with my new Blackberry.

 

There are millions of users who use the desktop software to sync.  I agree with the OP, how could this be that big of an over sight for users at RIM?

 

At the end of the day, I switched back to my BOLD 9900 and have returned the Z10.  Despite every great aspect of it, the syncing option was definitely a make it or break it for me to use the new phone.  I already carry an iPhone around as my multimedia phone, so not having all that extra jazz on my Bold sucked, but at least it worked as my primary phone for business.

 

This seriously a collossal over sight - Blackberry - Please fix it!

 

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Re: New Blackberry 10 Sync to Outlook

IWCGroup, alas, I don't believe there will be an aboutface on this matter.

 

I wish there was. I have not spent 6-7 hours today (I did go eat lunch) on the issue, both with a BlackBerry technical specialist, friends and along at my PC setting up a cloud sync. I don't like it. But I must move on.




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