Smart Phones that Sync with Outlook

December 2, 2009 at 19:33:50
Specs: Windows 7, 3.5GB Ram

So I'm considering upgrading from my Treo 650 which has served me well for I don't know how long. I've been looking around and Like the Android based phones as well as the iPhone. Problem is none seem to natively sync tasks/calendar/contacts with Outlook. This is a feature I use heavily on my Treo 650. I know the iPhone can sync with Exchange, and there are (I think) some programs to sync with Outlook, but I hear they don't work very seamlessly. The Droid I know will not sync with Outlook out of the box, and the few products which claim to add this functionality aren't released yet. So other than Windows Mobile based phones, what phones currently come out-of-the-box with the ability to sync contacts/calendar/tasks with Outlook, or can easily be upgraded to do so?

PS: I have also looked at the Palm WebOS phones, but I don't believe they sync natively...

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December 23, 2009 at 12:38:44

I think you'll find only Windows Mobile based phones will sync
seamlessly out of the box. I've been using an HTC Touch HD
with no problems for a year or so now and have no complaints - I
know some knock the Windows interface on them but I just
consider it to be a miniaturised version of my desktop & so am
more than happy with it.

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December 28, 2009 at 15:35:46

Both my iPod Touch and iPhone 3GS sync perfectly with Outlook. You set it up in iTunes. No third party apps needed.

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August 20, 2010 at 14:38:10

I have an IPhone 3GS and I can only get partial synchronization via MobileMe, which is often buggy. I cannot believe you get full synchronization with Outlook to your IPhone without any 3rd party apps. I am quite certain you do not understand what full synchronization means.

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August 27, 2010 at 21:45:00

Blackberry's sync easily. Just get a disk from your provider, load the disk so you will have Blackberry Desktop Manager, follow the prompts for setting it up and then sync your phone. Unfortunately Blackberry does not work with OL 2010 64 bit, only 2010 32 bit.

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December 16, 2010 at 11:57:40

The exception to this is if you use the 64 bit version of Outlook, the Blackberry Desktop Manager will not work. An upgrade is a very long way out (said to be 2011 but even now there is no ETA). So if you are on the 64 bit version you need to go elsewhere.

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February 22, 2011 at 11:09:37

Do you mean that all fields in Outlook Calendar and Contacts (with data) are mirrored onto the iPhone? I haven;t seen anything of the like. That's why I'm still using an ancient Palm Treo 755 with Key Suite so that I can get as close as possible a replication of my desktop Outlook (2003). If you know of a true replication of Outlook by syncing one's desktop with a smartphone, then please let me know.

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April 7, 2011 at 15:55:24

I have a Palm Treo 755P, I need to upgrade, by sync with Outlook of contact, calendar, tasks, and memos is essential for me. I am Windows 7 64 bit, presently using Office 2003, but looking to upgrade to Office 2010. Any suggestions for a phone?

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November 8, 2011 at 06:53:03

Just wondering if you ever sorted this out. I am just looking to upgrade from Palm 750v and like you, sync with outlook is crucial. Did you find a good solution?

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November 9, 2011 at 00:40:25

I am using OutlookReflex to get outlook on my samsung Galaxy(android). Moreover they also provide outlookreflex for iphone, ipad, blackberry and other major smartphones and tablets.

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November 18, 2011 at 02:40:47

Thank you. I haven't come across that. I'll have a look

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November 29, 2011 at 06:55:59

I have a Blackberry Curve 8900 and it syncs seamlessly with Outlook 2010, using the Blalckberry Desktop Manager. I too am looking for a new phone, and I've been told by Verizon iPhones will sync using iTunes. AT&T said they won't. Any experience out there.

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