How to Sync the Droid Razr Maxx with Outlook

For power users who need to stay productive on the go, the ability to go a full day on a single charge with the Droid Razr Maxx is a huge benefit. In fact, the Droid Razr Maxx has many great features that make it a powerful phone for business users. But like its younger brother, the Droid Razr, it doesn’t offer built-in sync for Outlook, or any number of other popular CRM platforms for that matter. So how do you sync Outlook contacts, calendars, tasks, and memos with the Razr Maxx?

The answer is simple.

Use CompanionLink. Syncing is as easy as downloading DejaOffice on your Droid, installing CompanionLink on your computer, and then configuring your preferred sync method. We’ll walk you through each step, and we’ve got free support if you need a hand.

So what are you waiting for? Unleash the full potential of your new Droid Razr Maxx with CompanionLink and DejaOffice. Download your free trial today!

Syncing the HTC Rezound

 It’s a great time to be in the market for a new smartphone, especially for Verizon customers. With the DROID RAZR now available and the Nexus Galaxy around the corner, the carrier has quite the holiday line-up. But they’re not done yet. The HTC Rezound, released today, completes the trio of powerful Android phones available from Verizon this season.

The folks over at The Verge have an impressive review of the Rezound available, and I’d encourage you to check it out if you’re interested in learning more about the phone. If you’re interested in learning more about syncing the Rezound, however, you’re in the right place.

As with most any Android device, you’re able to sync contacts, calendars, tasks, and memos from a whole host of CRM software to the HTC Rezound. Learn more about your options at http://www.companionlink.com/phones/htc-rezound.html or head over to our downloads page to get your 14-day free trial and start syncing today!

An Update On Syncing the DROID RAZR

The DROID RAZR is now available! We’ve been busy testing ours to ensure complete compatibility with CompanionLink and DejaOffice, and I happy to report that it performs as expected.

To sync the DROID RAZR with Outlook (and more), just make sure you’re running the latest version of DejaOffice (1.12.3) and connect the RAZR in “Charge Only” mode. After that, you should be set to sync.

If you’re new to CompanionLink and DejaOffice, we have some great resources to help you get started. Visit our Getting Started page to learn how to set up a reliable sync. Check out our Android Setup Guides for help configuring our software. And head over to our Support Center if you need more help getting everything up and running. Whether your a seasoned Android pro or are new to the platform, we’re here to help!

Now go on and enjoy your sleek new phone!

Sync the Samsung Stratosphere

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If virtual keyboards aren’t your thing, you’re in luck – the Samsung Stratosphere has officially landed. This Verizon wireless Android device touts 4G speeds and a physical keyboard, making it rather unique – there are only a few 4G phones available with a physical keyboard at this time. The stratosphere is available now for $199 on contract. Read on for the specs…

Tech Specs:

  • 1Ghz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor
  • 4” Super AMOLED display
  • 5-megapixel rear camera; 1.3-megapixel front camera
  • 4G LTE capability
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 5-row physical QWERTY keyboard

If you’re looking to sync the Samsung Stratosphere with Outlook, ACT!, Salesforce.com, or any number of other CRM applications, we’ve got you covered. Using CompanionLink and DejaOffice for Android you’re able to sync contacts, calendars, tasks, memos, and more.

Check it out for yourself with a 14-day free trial of CompanionLink and download DejaOffice for free while you’re at it!

Choosing the Right Android Phone and Carrier Combination

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Choosing the phone that’s right for you involves many things: camera quality, speed, screen size, keyboard features, and much more. What carrier the phone is on is not usually something people give as much thought to. In fact, many people simply limit their options to the network they’re currently on and pick a phone from there. When it comes to Android, however, choosing your carrier is an important step in choosing your phone. The question then becomes, “What carrier has the best selection of Android phones?”

The fine folks over at the popular Android blog, Phandroid, have taken it upon themselves to help answer that question! They write:

“It’s been three and a half years since Google introduced the very operating system we write about everyday – Android – and every major (and many minor) United States carrier has phones running it. Some more than others, of course, but who has the best lineup? I take a gander at offerings from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, MetroPCS and more and at the end I’ll let you know who I think has the best Android lineup.”

Curious to know what carrier has the best selection? Need some information on the best phones for each carrier? Hit the “Read” link below and head over to Phandroid to get all the details! An be sure to let us know who you think has the best Android phones in the comments!

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Welcome To The iPhone, Verizon

Today is the day that many Verizon customers have been waiting for. The Apple iPhone officially went on sale for pre-order on the Verizon network at 3am EST today. While the iPhone has been available for a few years, today marks the first day that US customers have a service option other than AT&T.

Sync with iPhone

As a happy iPhone user myself, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to the many Verizon customers who will soon be getting their first iPhone. One of the first things you’ll likely be doing is heading in to the App Store to start downloading apps. As you’ll soon discover, there are many great apps to install. I personally recommend downloading Dropbox, Dragon Dictation, and Kik Messenger, to name a few. That said, I’d like to focus on one app specifically: our very own DejaOffice. DejaOffice is designed to enhance the iPhone experience for business customers. With DejaOffice, you gain access to business-class contact, calendar, note, and task management. A detailed list of features is available at www.dejaoffice.com. These features make all the difference for business people who are looking to stay productive while on the go.

DejaOffice works great as a stand-alone app. However, many business people have spent time carefully nurturing customer databases they’ve built up over the years. They need a way to get their customer info on their new iPhone.

That’s why we built DejaOffice!

It works seamlessly with CompanionLink. When paired with the CompanionLink application for PC, DejaOffice will sync data with many of the most popular database systems available, including Microsoft Outlook, ACT!, Palm Desktop, Lotus Notes, and more.

DejaOffice [iTunes link] is currently a free app on the iTunes App Store. CompanionLink is a PC application available as a 14-day trial: http://www.companionlink.com/products/.

Motorola Droid and its sync options

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Source: CNET

The Droid is arriving on Verizon’s network on November 6, 2009.  This will be the first phone running the Google Android 2.0 operating system. This device is much anticipated if for no other reason than their viral video that directly poked fun at the iPhone.

What features will the Droid include?

  • Exchange support
  • Ability to set up multiple accounts (i.e., Gmail and Exchange)
  • Voice-activated search powered by Google
  • GPS navigation service bundled in for free with the data plan
  • Turn-by-turn navigation with spoken directions
  • Ability to manually sync unprotected iTunes music or other MP3s

Navigation-related features seem to be big for the Droid.  Here’s a full overview.

What about PC sync?

With Exchange support, you don’t need any other software to sync your Exchange data to your phone.  If you use Outlook without an Exchange server, you will need CompanionLink to sync your Outlook contacts and calendar to your Google account, which then automatically syncs with the Droid’s address book and calendar.

If you’re using any other contact managers like ACT!, GoldMine, Lotus Notes, GroupWise, or Palm Desktop, you can use CompanionLink to sync them with your Google account as well.

CompanionLink is also working on a way to do a direct USB sync between your PC and the Droid.

Update 12/21/2009: This direct USB sync solution is now available here.