Sync ACT! with phones: the definitive guide

With all the mobile sync options for ACT!, it can get a bit confusing.  Let’s make it easy.

Here’s a primer on what sync options you have, how much each one costs, and what the pros/cons are to each.  The best option for you will depend on what you’re looking to do.

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BlackBerry Bold

Available on November 4, 2008 through AT&T.  $299 with a two-year contract.

Here’s the full press release.

The Bold will have more CPU power, memory, and a better screen.  GPS and Wi-Fi are built-in.  They also have a neat Music Sync application that allows you to sync your iTunes songs to your BlackBerry.

Samsung Epix

This is the third incarnation of the famous Samsung BlackJack (the second incarnation was aptly titled BlackJack II).  This version includes a touchscreen and an optical on-screen mouse that is controlled using your finger.

The unit is sold through AT&T for $199 with a 2-year contract.

Read the full CNET reivew here.

T-Mobile G1

This will be the first Google Android phone.  It will be sold exclusively through T-Mobile on October 22, 2008.  The phone will cost $179 with a two-year agreement.

CNET sums up the T-Mobile G1 handheld quite nicely:

“…it has the potential to make smartphones more personal and powerful. That said, it’s not quite there yet, so for now, the G1 is best suited for early adopters and gadget hounds, rather than consumers and business users.”

Read the full review here.

BlackBerry Storm

The BlackBerry Storm, their first attempt at a touch-screen device, is coming for thie 2008 holiday season. It will only be available through Verizon. Essentially, it boasts a touch-screen display with a tactile response. When you touch the screen, you’re actually pushing down on it. The screen moves down as you push. This is called haptics. I think “touch-screen” should be replaced with “push-screen”.

The device will run BlackBerry’s newest OS – BlackBerry OS 4.7. CompanionLink expects full compatibility with this OS and device.

Here’s a full review of the BlackBerry Storm.