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Registered: ‎01-07-2009
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Sync Problems with Blackberry Curve 8310

I am also having a problem sync my new Blackberry Curve 8310.   I previously had a Palm Treo 650.   I was finally able to sync the contacts from my Palm to my Blackberry.   I am assuming just like the Palm Treo software I can also view the contacts on my desktop, but I have not been able to view the contacts on the Blackberry Desktop Manager software.    Where do I view this information, that I might have downloaded, there is now tab for the software that allows me to manager my contacts and my calender.   


I use Outlook express for my emails is there any way I can make the Outlook Express the primary software on my desktop for managing my contacts and my calender and being able to sync to my Blackberry.

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Registered: ‎12-04-2008
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Re: Sync Problems with Blackberry Curve 8310

They should show up in outlook, I'm not sure how well it will work outlook express though. nothing shows up there?

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Registered: ‎07-20-2009
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Re: Sync Problems with Blackberry Curve 8310

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I'm going from a Treo 650 to the Curve 8310. Can you tell me how you sync'ed your addr book? Were you able to sync any of your other data like MEMOs? Any input is really appreciated.



Message Edited by satelliteragtop on 07-20-2009 11:44 AM
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Re: Sync Problems with Blackberry Curve 8310

Hi and welcome to the forums! Smiley Happy


DM is not like the Palm Desktop in that there is no set of visual organizers (calendar-contacts-tasks-memos) to see.  DM serves to sync your data between the BB and another desktop application.


Here is a listing of the apps supported by the various versions of DM. http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=KB12268&slic...


When I migrated over from my Treo 650, the Switch Device Wizard did not work.  As a workaround, I sync'd my Palm with Outlook 2003.  To do this I had to use the original cd that came with my Treo to change the conduits so the Palm Desktop sync'd with Outlook.  Not sure if I needed to use the cd to do this, I think you can change those setting in Palm Desktop, but make sure to map the fields well so your data imports into Outlook as you want it.  (The fields are a little different between Palm and Outlook).  ALWAYS make sure you get a good sync of your Palm data before doing any of this.  That way you'll have the data in the Palm Desktop as a backup.


Once I had the data sync'd to Outlook, I just had to set up the synchronization setting on DM to sync over to my BB.


Post back if you have any further questions.  Let us know how it goes. Smiley Happy

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