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New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-07-2008
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Curve and Palm data

I am new to BB and have a curve 8330.  I am trying to use BB Desktop Manager to import my calendar, memos, and contacts to my BB.  All goes well until file 4014/~4200--then it freezes and no longer responds.  I have repaired with the installation CD, then uninstalled and re-installed--same thing happens repeatedly.  Any advice?  I'm still in the time period I could give up and return the BB.

Thanks.

New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-07-2008
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Re: Curve and Palm data

Should have clarified in my question...I am trying to synch a Palm Desktop Version 4.1.4. into my curve 8330 using Desktop Manager 4.3.0.17 using the Switch Device Wizard.  I have a Palm pilot, not a Treo.  I think that my be my problem but I'm not certain.  I have tried exporting my calendar/memos into Excel and then importing to Outlook but it either doesn't work at all (calendar with dba. file) or I get just the title of the memo with all the real info in symbols.

 

Any advice.  My life has been imported from palm to palm for 15 years.

 

Thanks.

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Posts: 11
Registered: ‎06-15-2008
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Re: Curve and Palm data

Hi

 

I got my BB Curve 8330 and before used the Palm Tngsten E2.
I export the data from Palm into Outlook.

Then make sure you take the Palm software off (that is uninstall it) then import from Outlook into BB 8330.

It works perfect.

 

I had the same problem as you did it was going till 1402 and was stopping there.

But once I uninstalled the Palm from my PC I was able to import from Outlook to BB.

Works just fine.


However I would like to keep the Palm software and use it with the BB 8330.... I think it is not compatible. So the only left is to use Outlook.

I tought BB Curve 8330 comes with its software just like a palm. But nope!

 

Good luck!

Taylor 

New Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎06-17-2008
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Re: Curve and Palm data

Hi All!

 

What I did when switching device from Palm Tungsten E2 to BB 8310 was the following:

 

  1. installed sync-software to sync Palm with Outlook.
  2. synced Palm with Outlook
  3. deinstalled Palm sync-software
  4. installed BB software
  5. configured BB-software for sync with Outlook
  6. synced BB with Outlook

It worked just fine. Only the field mapping was tricky because I use German versions. But using German versions you get used to these problems ;-)

 

Step 3 may appear as unnecessary but I found out that devices and plugins are much more stable when doing it that way. Often the various sync-clients or -plugins come into each others way because they use pretty much the same channels of the operating  system and APIs of installed software.

 

 

New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-07-2008
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Re: Curve and Palm data

Thanks for the replies.  I have a few more questions.

 

1.  Do I have to uninstall the palm desktop first to install the synch to Outlook off the CD--or can I just pick that part to install?

2.  More of a comment than a question--I really want to leave Palm Desktop on because I use my palm like a laptop and do native powerpoint, word and excel with Documents to Go.  I don't think the blackberry will do that.

3.  If I have already installed the BB Desktop, would I need to uninstall and install that again?

 

Thanks.  I'm pretty nervous about this.

New Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎06-17-2008
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Re: Curve and Palm data

Well, let's try to find some answers ;-)

 

ad 1) No, you don't need to uninstall Palm Desktop. The software for synchronizing Palm Desktop with Outlook is a plugin for Outlook which is accessed by Hotsync.

 

ad 2) Well, synchronizing your BB with Palm-Desktop does not work as far as I know, so if you want use the Palm device for editing office-files (Documents To Go I guess) simply do that but you'll have to carry two devices with you then. I don't know if there's a software for BB to edit office-files as well but that may be possible. I have a tool to display office-files and PDFs on my BB Curve.

 

ad 3) No need to reinstall the BB Desktop Manager

 

Hope that works out fine for you ;-)