I have a Tmo 7100t with OS4 and wanted to know if there is a way to sync that with Desktop Manager 4 and Mozilla Thunderbird. I recently switched from IE to Firefox and would love to move from Outlook to Thunderbird as well. However syncing contacts, calendar and tasks are absolutely necessary.
Jim the quick answer is no, what you can do is export your contacts from Thunderbird to Outlook and sync it that way. You can use Outlook for Calender and Tasks duty in Outlook because Thunderbird doesn’t have any of those options. Yeah it’s a definant major pain in the behind. What RIM does is use a 3rd party company called Intellisync for their Desktop Manager software. My guess is that Intellisync will only support Thunderbird and Apple when RIM decides to pony up the extra dollars. Don’t count on it though, Mac users have been asking for Apple support for the longest time but RIM has never obliged thus forcing Mac users to buy a 3rd party software called PocketMac for an extra $30.
We feel your pain, we use Thunderbird exclusively because of the security issues of Outlook. You should write to RIM, hopefully with enough people complaining they will do something about it.
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