06/19/2009, 11:48 AM
Is there a direct sync option with the Palm Pre and Outlook 2003?
Reading various posts, many confusing feeds and details, option for Chapula and WiFi, but today's call to Level 2 at Sprint Tech, was told there is no supported sync for the Pre with Outlook on a desktop.
What I have today is a HTC 6700 that was gonna upgrade to a Touch Pro, when the Palm Pre came out. The 6700 drops in a craddle on my home desktop PC, which USB sync's it to my PC and my home Outlook 2003 system, plus charges the unit.
This sync updates the Contacts, the Calendar, the Notes, Tasks, and my personal Email, which is via a GoDaddy service and not from work, Exchange server, Google or Yahoo.
If my home PC is off, and I am out and about I get emails on my 6700. When I get home and start Outlook, it downloads them from the web and clears the web email cache. When I sync the 6700, the Pop3 remote email Inbox is cleared, my Outlook email box is updated with the messages, on to the 6700.
All this maybe common basic what people do...
So, how do I get the Pre to do the same thing, to sync up with my home desktop and Outlook? To do the same email syn and update, clearing the Pre's remote mail inbox and updating to the Outlook mail messages. To cross update the Contacts which normally I key/update on the PC not the 6700. To sync the Calendars, the Notes, the Tasks?
I do have a Linksys wireless router here at home with security enabled. I am curious about the charging docking station for the Pre. I DO WANT a cable option though to sync with if possible.
So... without a CD in the box, what in short is needed and how simple and automatic is sync'ing the Pre with a home desktop and Outlook with all the features?
Going to a 3rd party site like Google or Yahoo as some mention to updates and updates and sync and link and such, is not practical nor an option.
Curious... as was gonna use Father's Day angle to get the new Pocket PC but hear some dings on the Touch Pro, missing the video camera on the Pre, and now the simple Sync option is not there?