10-28-2008 11:45 PM
I'm an iPhone user but am getting ready to buy my first BlackBerry...possibly the Storm when it comes out, or some other model if Storm is crazily expensive. My question is that if I download the Desktop Software 4.3 now, can I begin to input/import contact info and other data on my desktop, then when I actually have the phone I could just synch all this very quickly? My contact info and other date will come from various sources so this process could get complicated and messy. Does this make sense, or it it even possible? I'm an independent consultant so this BlackBerry will be for personal use....no corporate network involvement. I'm using a Compaq Presario desktop running Vista Home Premium.
10-29-2008 12:10 AM
10-29-2008 01:23 AM
10-29-2008 01:34 AM - edited 10-29-2008 01:34 AM
The Desktop Software doesn't actually store any of the information. You can use if you backup the device data, but that file is saved on your computer. Just think of it as a conduit through which information can be exchange between your email client and your BlackBerry .
Check out tanzim's post here. He have excellent steps on how to synchronize
You can use the Switch Device Wizard to import data from a Palm onto a BlackBerry, but both device have to be connected to the computer: http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/KB05459
Let me know if that makes sense or if there's any other questions you have
10-29-2008 02:30 AM
Thank you so much....I think I'm beginning to understand the process. I did misunderstand what the BB desktop software does. I do have a few more questions now, and certainly will when I get the BB. I hope it's a Storm because I like the iPhone look and feel and am used to it. I hope the Storm is released soon (so I can make my decision about it), and hope its cost is not crazy. I'm about to lose it with ATT and the less than pathetic signal strength around here....and I live only blocks from a "tower."
First question: The fellow at my local Verizon store told me he could "read" the iPhone's SIM card and quickly transfer my contact info into my new BB. Any idea if that's correct?
Second question: You say the BB desktop doesn't store data. Does that mean I can only see my contact/calendar/memo via the phone, and not on my computer as well....like a "Palm Pilot" and its desktop software?
Third question: Once I get my BB and all my data is in it, will I be able to add info two ways...either into the phone directly (its keyboard) or through the desktop software...and then push a button to have that info be in both places?
Fourth question: My Palm device is not a phone, just a plain old Zire 71 with all info both on it and in my computer. The link you provided me seems to assume my device would be a modern one...a Palm phone. Can BB import the info from Palm desktop on my computer instead of a phone?
Enough questions for now. As you can see, with respect to PDAs and connectivity I live in the stone age. I'm fairly computer literate, just not phone literate. I'm beginning to think your first advice was best....put contact and calendar info into Outlook now, then synch that into phone when I get it. Wish there was a BB store in town with a Genius Bar...like Apple!
10-29-2008 03:05 AM - edited 10-29-2008 03:07 AM
11-08-2008 04:35 AM
By Support, you mean won't give access to, or they won't support you in setting it up?
This link is a list of things that you might run into:
It's a troubleshooting procedure for when it doesn't work, but if you read it backwards, it tells you HOW
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11-08-2008 09:32 AM
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