Previously Google Sync for Blackberry allowed mobile users to sync their calendars to Google, but didn’t help in terms of managing contacts. This morning Google announced a new version of its Mobile Sync for Blackberry that lets you sync your Contacts and/or Calendar with the cloud.
Google Product Manager Marcus Foster says that it’s a good way to maintain your contacts because, “If you ever lose your phone or buy a new one, getting your address book and calendar to your new device is as easy as installing Sync.” It’s really good to see Google putting a focus on contact management. The lack of sync tools for its own Android operating system when it released the T-Mobile G-1 has been causing headaches for early adopters everywhere.
You can download the application by pointing your Blackberry’s web browser to m.google.com/sync. Alternately, you can check out the FAQs and have a link sent your your phone via SMS at the Google Sync for Blackberry product page. Just make sure you have Internet connectivity, as data charges could apply.
Kelly Carter over at NewBBies has a good primer on how to install and set up Google Sync on your Blackberry. The instructions don’t include the new contact management functions, but detail the security and sync settings in detail. You might be careful about enabling two-way sync before tidying up your Google Contacts, otherwise you could end up with every person you’ve ever emailed in in your Blackberry Address Book.Similar Stories:
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