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Does anybody know how to set up contacts and calendar to synch between my computer (running Thunderbird/Lightning) and my Blackberry Pearl?  I want to migrate away from Outlook because Thunderbird is superior in so many ways, but I can't figure out how to make the break if I can't synch my Blackberry.  Email is not the issue -- that comes directly to both machines.  It's only contacts and calendar I'm wrestling with.  I tried Funambol, but that cut my Blackberry battery life by about 70%, even if the automatic synching was turned off.

Many thanks for any help you can provide.
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You will need to install Outlook or use Outlook Express to sync your contacts and calendar with a BlackBerry.  
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Thanks, but that's the problem -- I'm trying to migrate away from the clunkiness of Outlook, and Outlook Express doesn't have much (if any) of a calendar.  And keeping parallel calendars and address books seems like a lot of work.  Any other suggestions?

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Most of these referenced alternatives are out of date, and pretty limited.  At least for addresses, I found the best alternative to be Zindus (open source) syncing between Thunderbird and Google, and then Google's own software for syncing between Google and Blackberry -- email and phone info comes through fine, but street addresses get a bit garbled in XML format, but that doesn't matter much since I don't send land mail from my blackberry anyway; addresses are still readable enough to get directions, etc.

thanks

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