Google Makes Blackberry’s Usable (and Enjoyable)

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I admit it. I still have a Blackberry instead of an iPhone. And I love my Blackberry (and so does my 1 year old daughter). It doesn’t help that I’ve sold my soul to Verizon and AT&T has poor coverage in this area of Western North Carolina. I have an iTouch, so don’t take away my geek cred.

However, things such as Google Sync and the GMail app make having a Blackberry beyond bearable and actually enjoyable. The ability to sync Google Calendar with my Blackberry’s Calendar over the air is tremendous.

And now there is an impressive new update to Google Sync that also allows you to sync your Blackberry’s contact manager with your GMail contacts. Sweetness:

Official Google Mobile Blog: Google Sync for BlackBerry: Now with contacts: “You asked for it, so here it is. We’re happy to announce that in the latest update to Google Sync for BlackBerry, we’ve added two-way contacts synchronization. This new functionality will enable you to sync your handheld’s built-in address book with your Gmail contacts. This all happens in the background and over the air, so your information is always up to date, no matter where you are or what you’re doing.”

Now I can sync my calendar, contacts, mail and to do list (via Remember The Milk’s awesome RSync Blackberry app) over the air. Not to mention I can check Google Docs, Google Reader and Evernote all from my device.

All of a sudden my Blackberry just became a complete cloud computer.

12 thoughts on “Google Makes Blackberry’s Usable (and Enjoyable)

  1. In some ways the iPhone is playing catch-up here (and I'm an iPhone user). Well, at least for Windows users it is. I had to buy Outlook just to sync contacts and other tasks required apps like Zenbe and Evernote to do well.

  2. Good point, Mike. I love my Touch for games and things like Evernote but as
    a communication device, I still think the Blackberry does things better than
    the iPhone (still no MMS on the iPhone!!).

  3. I can't figure out how to make it stop syncing to yahoo, and start back syncing to gmail. example: dates I enter on my google calendar..With this new mobile app, you can make calls and send SMS messages with your Google..
    Blackberry Accessories

  4. I have a blackberry curve and I'm still trying to learn some of the features that it has. I love that I can go on the web and view stuff with my blackberry phone. With my flip I could not do that it was very limited.

  5. I have a blackberry curve and I'm still trying to learn some of the features that it has. I love that I can go on the web and view stuff with my blackberry phone. With my flip I could not do that it was very limited.

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