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Registered: ‎08-26-2008
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Palm desktop vs BlackBerry Desktop

I am trying to understand BlackBerry's desktop software. As far as I can see it has no UI it is simply a backup of the data entered on the BlackBerry device? All data is entered on the handheld device not the desktop softwar.

 

Palm's desktop UI has a fully visible calendar and other tools. I can enter data on the desktop or the handheld which syncs to the phone and vica-a-versa.

 

Is my understanding of the BlackBerry desktop software correct? -MikeT

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Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
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Re: Palm desktop vs BlackBerry Desktop

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Hi,

The BB Desktop Software is designed to sync data between the PC and BB. It's function is backup and restore, synchronization, application loading, transfer info between BB and a Palm for instance, and if you have the option

a Media manager. You can input data to calendar, addressbook, texts, and memos at the PC and synch the two devices.

So there is a similarity. Give me a minute and I will give you the supported PC programs for the Desktop Software.

 

Below is the link of supported programs:

 

http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=KB12268&sliceId=SAL_Pub...

 

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Thanks

 

 

Message Edited by Bifocals on 08-26-2008 05:03 PM
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Re: Palm desktop vs BlackBerry Desktop

Ah, so I would use Act or Outlook on my desktop just as I now use Palm's propriatary desktop software. Then the BB software handles the since between desk top and BB. Are my assumptions correct? -MikeT
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Re: Palm desktop vs BlackBerry Desktop

Spot on! It's just my opinion but I would choose Outlook. Many many users here use it, it's windows compatible, and you would get the most support on it.

Just my opinion

 

Do you run Windows?

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Re: Palm desktop vs BlackBerry Desktop

Yes, Windows xp on all three machines. Very helpful I appretiate very much your time. -MikeT
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Re: Palm desktop vs BlackBerry Desktop

Thanks,

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