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I don’t know if the timing was coincidental with this not-so-secret new BlackBerry, but the Google Mobile team just updated the Google Sync application. The software now supports two-way contact synchronization with BlackBerry handsets and it already supported Google Calendar, so you’re covered there as well. […]

GooglesyncforblackberryI don’t know if the timing was coincidental with this not-so-secret new BlackBerry, but the Google Mobile team just updated the Google Sync application. The software now supports two-way contact synchronization with BlackBerry handsets and it already supported Google Calendar, so you’re covered there as well. There appear to be a few bugs reported by some early adapters and I’m not terribly surprised.

When I started to sync Google Contacts with my iPhone, it was rough going at first. I remember struggling with multiple contacts and it took some sorting out. Still, once I got things the way I wanted, it’s been working rock solid and my contacts are accessable from any connected browser and my handset.

  1. i can attest it works OK. :)

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  2. I think I’ll hold off on this one. It’s one thing for an occasional calendar screwup, but I can’t chance Google messing up my contacts.

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  3. I use Google Calendar sync with my BB and once it made copies of the same appointments. So now what I did is made sure that under the options you choose “On Conflicts” Handheld Wins. This way no matter what your BB is wins on sync. I might give it a try but I will back up my BB then try it, so if for some reason it doesn’t work or makes or deletes contacts I can just restore from backup. I have over 600 contacts which are for my job. I sure don’t want this messed up.

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  4. James forgot to ask can you keep us posted on how well the sync goes in the next few days of use. Thanks.

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  5. Thst’d odd: even though I have the previous version now I get the message “Device not supported” (a 8300 Curve) :O

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  6. Well, I found the answer: this issue is only for non English BlackBerries. Just switch the language to English in My Google and you are done

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  7. Now how about something for Windows Mobile… care to throw us a bone guys? No calendar/contact sync, no google talk, and no nice web apps like the iPhone.

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  8. I find the Google sync to be too bug-ridden. Instead, I jumped to CompanionLink. More features, reliable sync and free phone support. Woohoo!

    http://www.companionlink.com/google

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  9. So i tried this sync. Lost all of my contacts, dont have an option for blackberry wins on sync.

    So now since i haven’t been home to syne my blackberry i have lost everything and have no way to get anything bacak. Im beyond furious. I hate you so much goodl, you think that thay would be smarter then this i guess not!

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