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Old 28 January 2010, 18:47   #91
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I'm guessing there must me too .. I have about 480 odd which in the blackberrys.. let you display in more formats ,.. each of those contacts could contain land lines mobiles faxes or emails. The problem is that there are some companies I use who I dont know any contacts, but other companies I use where I only use the known contact, but what ever is my preferred 'tag' in a blackberry,.. the phone lets me use that .. for the contact

I just spent 2 hours tonight formatting my outlooks contact database to be in a way in which I thought the iphone would use it and see it as a fist name second name option etc etc but it didnt work, so .. and this is the crucial bit .. outlooks default fields are not mapped to the iphones default fields.

Towards the end of my outlook formatting .. a nasty feeling came over me that apple are hardly the best of microsofts bedfellows and heyy look what happened I'm sure I could work it out and manually configure it.. but if the software in the phone was up to the job ,.. it would do it for me

*edit* Even my old Nokia N95 let you have fist name , last name or vice versa and 'company' as a default choice .. I mean the iphone isnt even close !
OK i see the problem - I shall ask my more social friends!

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Old 29 January 2010, 02:28   #92
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Ok .. so I found an app called 'Yo Contacts' .. so far so good .. come on Apple .. this stuff should be built in will report back after a days road rage and general phone abuse

Without doing anything it recognises the correct order I saved the contacts as.. so thats a start .. even when reversing fist name last name, the phone still had them the wrong way round before I used the app .. weird ?
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Muz, if what you really need is a business phone for lots of calls and emails then stick with the Blackberry. It's what they're good at. The iPhone, slick Jack of all trades that it is, isn't going to be serious competition (I think of it more as a very cool little computer that can also make phone calls). Throw in a bit of Apple's trademark bloody mindedness and no wonder you're banging your head against the wall.

If it's not already in the drawer of doom, you mind find it worth dropping a few quid on the "Groups" app that allows you to sort your contacts list better. It takes a bit of time to get it set up the way you want it, but works well. The other option is to use global search to find contacts - that and speed dial is how I make most of my calls.

[ EDIT: Missed your last post. Looks like Yo Contacts might do the trick! ]

The only way round Apple's stupid circle-dance for toggling Bluetooth is to jailbreak your phone and install SBSettings. I haven't done this, but it sounds like it would give you more of the control you crave!
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Ok .. so I found an app called 'Yo Contacts' .. so far so good .. come on Apple .. this stuff should be built in will report back after a days road rage and general phone abuse

Without doing anything it recognises the correct order I saved the contacts as.. so thats a start .. even when reversing fist name last name, the phone still had them the wrong way round before I used the app .. weird ?
OH Bollocks!! I've just binned my 7th BB Storm for an Iphone and spent god knows how many hours manually entering 571 contacts
Other than the transfering contacts issue I love it.
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Murray,

I've spoken to three iPhone users today who said:

1. No problem at all - have hundreds of contacts sorted by company etc. He uses a MacBook and transfers them from their apparently seemlessly.

2. Just use the 'search tool' as JK seems to.

3. Yes its a PITA. Apparently if you enter a contact with NO name, but a company name and save it then go back and edit it it sorts by Company but you can't do it the other way round!

It was quite entertaining to light the blue touch paper and watch the effect.
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Murray,

I've spoken to three iPhone users today who said:

1. No problem at all - have hundreds of contacts sorted by company etc. He uses a MacBook and transfers them from their apparently seemlessly.

2. Just use the 'search tool' as JK seems to.

3. Yes its a PITA. Apparently if you enter a contact with NO name, but a company name and save it then go back and edit it it sorts by Company but you can't do it the other way round!

It was quite entertaining to light the blue touch paper and watch the effect.
On point one .. this is whats becoming apparent, that if you dont sync with an apple product.. the default fields of your contacts program may not map directly to the iphones fields .. this isnt just an iphone issue though, I've had it with others too, but lack of flexibility doesnt help

On point two .. yes that is a fairly simple way of doing it, and thankfully it lets you search across all fields !! some phones dont, would you believe .. but the problem here is fiddlyness and speed.. every extra stare at the screen is not good for *ahem* driver & pc plod relationships

But thanks for your help/input anyway guys Its been an interesting journey as there is no doubt .. the user interface and software performance are top class

On a really great phone .. its all about speed and minimal button pushing.. which is about controlling it as much as it is about how fast it runs applications .. one phone I really loved was the first and second gen Sony Ericcsson P900 (not the last one which was a dog) It had a 4 way jog wheel on the side as well as a touch screen and I could operate everything on that phone with one hand .. it was no blackberry .. but it really worked and was fast

In regards to blue tooth operation, many other smart phones have atleast one user configurable button, as does the iphone, but its options are limited and dont include any bluetooth controls.

I think apple could do a lot to improve the phones flexibility therefor, it is a very nice piece of kit, and its shortcoming could easily be addressed by way of a software upgrade which may appear in due course. The tech is good and impressive, but its a bit Fur coat and no knickers when it comes to producing the results for hardcore phone users IMVHO I'll persevere for a bit yet to see if I can polish the contacts app up a bit .. and anyway .. I dont mind a wee bit of fur coat and no knickers ...............
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I have a bluetooth GPS unit that I had for a phone, so I thought I would pair that up to my Itouch and use the piste map app - no chance won't even see it! I do know they have restricted what you can do with the Bluetooth so that it isn't as good as the Iphone - has anyone else got that sorted? Or has anyone seen a piste map thing for the Blackberry Storm - that has a GPS!

You could try berryski --> berryski.com

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Too late, I'm back now! Had a look and it looks like it would have done the job - here's the link - Berryski
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Here's a fun app with speed cameras

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So is this for real ?

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