Not so long ago, RIM updated their Desktop Software package to support Microsoft Outlook 2010. However, they only offered support for the 32-bit edition of Outlook 2010, not the 64-bit edition. CompanionLink announced compatibility with both the 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Microsoft Outlook 2010 with BlackBerry and other mobile devices. Recently, popular publications Forbes and the New York Times reviewed CompanionLink’s sync solution for BlackBerry with Outlook 2010.
In the New York Times Personal Tech Q&A section, columnist J. D. Biersdorfer mentions that official support documents from BlackBerry indicate that BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.0 is not compatible with Microsoft Outlook 2010 64-bit. Biersdorfer suggests CompanionLink as a solution for synchronizing with BlackBerry devices.
A post on the Forbes Investor blog by writer Marc Gerstein highlights his frustrating experience spending hours trying to sync his BlackBerry Tour with Outlook 2010. Gerstein points out that his frustrations are shared with many BlackBerry owners facing similar sync problems. Gerstein then turned to CompanionLink to solve his BlackBerry to Outlook 2010 sync issues. CompanionLink was able to sync Gerstein’s data within a few minutes.
Datamation published an article written by IT analyst Jeff Vance highlighting the top smartphone apps for mobile productivity. Jeff recommends the DejaOffice app as a great way to keep contacts and calendar events organized. The app allows advanced features like linking contacts to calendar events and creating categories.
DejaOffice is a contact-manager app suite with modules for calendar, contacts, tasks and notes. It is currently available at no cost for Android, iPhone and iPad.
Yesterday, PC World writer Preston Gralla posted a helpful review of CompanionLink for Google. The review details the dilemma many users have in synchronizing their Android phones with Microsoft Outlook. CompanionLink for Google syncs Outlook contacts, calendar and tasks with any Google, Gmail, or Google Apps Premier account. Google can then wirelessly sync your Outlook data with most smartphones using the free Google Sync service.
We recently spotted a pretty detailed review of the CompanionLink software over at droidforums.net. Check it out, the review goes through the details of installation, configuration and support. There’s even a video walkthrough.
At CompanionLink, we get this question at least a dozen times a day. At least.
Since CompanionLink supports all the major smart phones, our advice is to get the phone that works for you. Our software will work with it. If you still need help determining which one is right for you, here’s a 2009 smart phone report by Consumer Reports ranking the best phones. Apple iPhone, Palm Pre, and BlackBerry all topped the list.
RIM announced a new BlackBerry to join the ranks. It’s called the BlackBerry Tour 9630 and will run in both CDMA and GSM modes. This gives business professionals who travel internationally the peace of mind that their phone will work in most countries.
The BlackBerry Tour builds on the success of the BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Bold.
RIM’s version of the Apple App Store is now here. It’s called the BlackBerry App World and has hundreds of apps for your phone. All your usual suspect apps are there: Facebook, MySpace, Ticketmaster, etc.
CompanionLink users won’t need to download anything special since our software syncs data directly with the native address book, calendar and tasks applications on BlackBerry devices. Simple.