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I'm having TREO SYNC Withdrawals

I just dumped my Treo and got the 8330 Curve. So far I like what I see, however there are two situations that I really need help/advice with.

First... I sync my BB with Outlook 2003 (using Gmail) using the USB. I have found that unlike the Treo, my new BB device only offers 2 fields for Contact phone numbers. Many of my contacts have 3 or 4 phone numbers. Is there any way to add additional field to the BB? Any thoughts on a quick fix here. I'm a Realtor and I have over 1,000 contacts. This is not good.

Second... is there any way at all to sync email so that I'm not having to delete my email off of my BB and my home computer? This is tedious and time consuming. I use Outlook's .pst files to manage my business on my PC; Losing Outlook is just not an option. Thoughts?

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Re: I'm having TREO SYNC Withdrawals

1. Your BB has more than two fields for contact phone numbers. It has:









That's seven by my count. Plus, you have the User defined fields at the bottom, which you can map to sync to Outlook, as well, using the Desktop Manager > Sync application configuration.


2. On a personal BIS, no, your email will not sync. Some Gmail, yahoo and IMAP server setups will reconcile your deleted mail, etc., but never sync complete mail back and forth to Outlook. You need BES for that.


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