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Old February 17th, 2011, 02:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I have been using WM smartphone (O2 Atom) for the past 8 yrs or so, with all my contacts, calendar, notes and tasks, sync'ed nicely with my outlook on my PC.

Recently, I just got an android phone (Samsung 551), and I having a lot of problems transferring my contacts, calendar, etc to from the O2 to the Samsung.

First, I used the Kies from Samsung to sync, and I have lots of problem. Tho it managed to sync, I am getting a lot of duplicates in the contact list, and duplicates in the calendar. Worst thing is, after the sync'ing, the next time i sync to my outlook on PC, the outlook itself got duplicates. Maybe becos the android do a sync back to outlook with those duplicates. Then, when the outlook syncs with my WM, my WM got duplicates too. I got to disconnect the android, and load in any WM sw to remove the duplicates manually.

Other than this, I found that Kies hangs occationally. I tried other sync sw as well, like Android-Sync, but it seems very slow. I also tried MyPhoneExplorer, and that doesnt work too well either.

Any1 has any suggestions, what is the best way to transfer my contacts and calendar from WM to android?

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Old February 17th, 2011, 04:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Try creating a Google account or importing your Outlook data into your existing Google account from your PC. Here's a link to the instructions.

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/gmail/thread?tid=0a51a28ab366a8fd&hl=en

Then you should be able to sync your contacts, etc onto your phone by simply signing into your Google account. Hope this helps.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 03:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I must say I'm quite disappointed by the way Outlook synchronization is supported :
- by the phone builder : Samsung's Kies is a piece of crap regarding Outlook synchronization
- by the OS writer : Android includes no built-in way of synchronizing directly the android to the PC

So I went in the process of trying to sync my Desktop *and* Laptop Outlooks with my android in a seamless way (at least as seamless as ActiveSync used to do).

It's a harder task than finding the Holy Grail...

I've tested maybe a dozen options, both free and paying.
As of today, I've given up on making a direct sync between my Outlooks and the phone, and I think the best way (or rather, the "least bad way") is to sync my Outlooks with Google's cloud (google mail contacts, google calendar).

I feel I'm pretty close to my purpose; I can keep you updated of my final choice if you want.
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