1. mcschulz's Avatar
    I never understood why RIM wouldn't create some type of PC application that came with the Desktop Manager where you could use your PC to update contact information and upon syncing updated your BB accordingly. If you have over 100 contacts it is very tedious to add addresses using the phone keyboard.

    I know there are ways to work around this using Excel but why can't RIM just make it easier on us?
    01-21-09 07:02 AM
  2. rehab0808's Avatar
    Do you not have Outlook?
    01-21-09 07:04 AM
  3. mcschulz's Avatar
    No I don't sync Outlook with my phone. I know you can but I would like to think RIM would include their own method as part of DM.
    01-21-09 07:47 AM
  4. PrairieDogMan#CB's Avatar
    I have to agree. I am one of the growing number of PC users without Outlook and new
    to Blackberry. The absence of a desktop manager that offers a simple contact manager application is quite perplexing. This is a marketing opportunity for someone..
    02-02-09 01:33 PM
  5. Ainvar's Avatar
    Are you opposed to using Outlook Express for your contacts management?
    02-02-09 02:02 PM
  6. marlin29311's Avatar
    + 1 - the ability to work with your address book is pre-built into the windows package (whether with outlook express on XP or the Microsoft mail program thingy in Vista)
    02-02-09 02:15 PM
  7. fastharry's Avatar
    I did not think outlook express could be used...so I was going to use my gmail contacts, but google says the storm is not supported, and that is one issue of why I have not picked up the storm yet.

    So I was thinking of snyching my gmail contacts with my outlook express contacts, but I did not think outlook express could be used with the storm...


    so if you can explain on how to do that, I would apreciate it...

    thanks
    02-02-09 02:21 PM
  8. pathymo's Avatar
    Yeah I don't use outlook but I still backed up my contacts on my computer

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    02-02-09 02:23 PM
  9. Ainvar's Avatar
    Well if you have your contact on your phone just set up a sync with outlook express or address book.

    If you need your comtacts transfered from gmail to your phone. Just export your contact from gmail using a csv format and then import it into Outlook Express. Then you can import your contact straight into your blackberry.

    Also google sync with the address book ruined my contacts when i tried it out. Good thing I like to backup my stuff daily.
    02-02-09 02:46 PM
  10. fastharry's Avatar
    I just set up outlook express with gmail using IMAP instead of pop3 like I had it( in anticipation of getting a storm)....

    so even though I had the synch setting in the ALL MAIL folder set to DON'T SYNCH, it still DL'd all 41,000 messages....


    did I do something wrong?...
    02-02-09 03:39 PM
  11. ridgie's Avatar
    i've had NO problem w synching my gmail contacts.
    02-02-09 03:41 PM
  12. kuroshio's Avatar
    I did not think outlook express could be used...so I was going to use my gmail contacts, but google says the storm is not supported, and that is one issue of why I have not picked up the storm yet.

    So I was thinking of snyching my gmail contacts with my outlook express contacts, but I did not think outlook express could be used with the storm...


    so if you can explain on how to do that, I would apreciate it...

    thanks
    Google Sync works fine with the Storm.
    02-03-09 01:43 AM
  13. NickyParsons's Avatar
    I've found both .CSV files and Google Sync work perfectly.

    If it helps, I came from a dumbphone. I used to have Backup Manager to backup my dumbphone. Went to Backup Manager, clicked Print Version, cut and paste it into an Excel sheet, modified that into a .CSV file, and voila, imported it to the Storm without having to manually enter each of my contacts.
    02-03-09 04:28 AM
  14. bearkat38's Avatar
    I did not think outlook express could be used...so I was going to use my gmail contacts, but google says the storm is not supported, and that is one issue of why I have not picked up the storm yet.

    So I was thinking of snyching my gmail contacts with my outlook express contacts, but I did not think outlook express could be used with the storm...


    so if you can explain on how to do that, I would apreciate it...

    thanks
    Gmail works fine for me.
    02-03-09 05:09 AM
  15. cgull's Avatar
    Yep, Google Sync ... As stated above.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-03-09 06:34 AM
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