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Posts: 19
Registered: ‎04-18-2009
My Device: Curve 8330 - PINK!
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Desktop Manager

I may be confused. I am coming from a Palm PDA. The person at the cell phone provider told me I thought that Blackberry had a proprietary desktop like the Palm Desktop. I almost didn't buy the Blackberry over that since I wanted to sync with Outlook. But it appears to me the Palm syncs with Outlook. Is this correct or am I missing something?
Forums Veteran III
Posts: 3,797
Registered: ‎02-09-2009
My Device: DTEK60

Re: Desktop Manager

Welcome to the Blackberry Forums!

 

I, too, made the switch from Palm to Blackberry about 2 months ago, but I was not using Outlook at the time.  The BB desktop is not like the Palm desktop at all in that there is no calendar, tasks etc on a platform that you enter data into.  If you have been sync'ing your Palm with Outlook, you can do the same with BB.

 

There is a 'Device Switch Wizard' on the BB desktop that should set up the 'conduits' as you are used to them from the Palm.

IrwinII
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Guru I
Posts: 16,194
Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
My Carrier: VerizonWireless

Re: Desktop Manager

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HI and welcome to the forums!

 

You can sync your Blackberry to Outlook as well.

Blackberry's desktop manager program is used to synchronize, backup, restore and configure data on the Blackberry.

You can also use the desktop manager to do the initial data transfer between your Palm and the Blackberry using the

Switch Device Wizard.

 

Try this link to Blackberry 101, click on 8330 smartphone and when the demo loads, click on menu in the upper

left hand corner. Go to option "using your device with a computer".

 

Once you see the basic principal, post back and let us know what particulars we can help with.

Please include the following information in your reply so we can give you the best help:

Version of Outlook

Version of Windows (if Vista 32 or 64 bit)

Version of Palm software your are on.

 

 

Thanks,

 

Bifocals


 

http://na.blackberry.com/eng/support/blackberry101/#tab_tab_curve

Message Edited by Bifocals on 04-18-2009 09:12 PM
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Forums Veteran I
Posts: 2,091
Registered: ‎03-11-2009
My Device: Z30
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Desktop Manager

device switch wizard is ok, but if you have your palm synced with outlook, just stick in desktop manager and sync outlook with your bb... must more stable and surefire way for it to work correctly.

 

palm and bb are different technologies and different file format... however they both understand outlook... outlook is your common ground friend

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Posts: 19
Registered: ‎04-18-2009
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Re: Desktop Manager

Device switch didn't work for me.
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Posts: 19
Registered: ‎04-18-2009
My Device: Curve 8330 - PINK!

Re: Desktop Manager

After I posted [and shortly before throwing the device across the room Smiley Tongue] I found Blackberry 101. It was VERY helpful. I cleaned up Outlook 2007 and was set, at least with the 32 bit laptop. Next I'll try on the 64 bit desktop.  I've bookmarked this forum.
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Posts: 16,194
Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
My Carrier: VerizonWireless

Re: Desktop Manager

Cool!
Glad you got it figured out.
Thanks,

Bifocals
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