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Old 02-23-2007, 04:55 AM
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OK don't get angry but did you read the manual???

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Okay -- it is now working. I guess it just took a REALLY long time to load.

Can't say I like the format of how the names display on my MID. They are appearing as "Last Name, First Name - Home" or "Last Name, First Name - Work". All of that won't fit on one line.

Would be nice if there was a way just to transfer the person's first initial and last name, along with a W for work, M for mobile, H for home, etc. But I suppose that's not possible (unless, perhaps you know how to program in Blackberry OS!).
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:12 AM
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OK don't get angry but did you read the manual???
Um, It didn't begin loading until after the 3rd time of shutting off and restarting the car. And then it took about an hour to load, during which time it never gave the message "Loading Phonebook" as the manual claimed it would.

So the manual didn't match up at all with the actual behavior of the system.

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Old 02-23-2007, 11:55 AM
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Can't say I like the format of how the names display on my MID. They are appearing as "Last Name, First Name - Home" or "Last Name, First Name - Work". All of that won't fit on one line.
Yours is actually an improvement over my Pearl. Mine displays the entries as "FirstName LastName - Home." That rather sucks, because I have lots of entries where people share the same first names. I complained to RIM, but they did not sympathize. There is not a setting anywhere in the Pearl OS to affect this change. Can you poke around in your 8800 settings to see if there is now an option to rearrange the name entry construction. That might give me a glimmer of hope that the improvement is coming for my Pearl. (It still sucks, though.)
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Yours is actually an improvement over my Pearl. Mine displays the entries as "FirstName LastName - Home." That rather sucks, because I have lots of entries where people share the same first names. I complained to RIM, but they did not sympathize. There is not a setting anywhere in the Pearl OS to affect this change. Can you poke around in your 8800 settings to see if there is now an option to rearrange the name entry construction. That might give me a glimmer of hope that the improvement is coming for my Pearl. (It still sucks, though.)
Brian, I haven't tried this, but I suspect it will work:

- Click on "Address Book"
- Click on the Menu button
- Click on "Options"
- Change the "Sort By" option to "First name"

That should reverse the appearance of the names from "John Doe - Home" to "Doe, John - Home". Hopefully that will also change the way it appears on your X5 display.
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Hmm Odd, I never noticed it on my Pearl but I don't add in last names
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Okay -- it is now working. I guess it just took a REALLY long time to load.

Can't say I like the format of how the names display on my MID. They are appearing as "Last Name, First Name - Home" or "Last Name, First Name - Work". All of that won't fit on one line.

Would be nice if there was a way just to transfer the person's first initial and last name, along with a W for work, M for mobile, H for home, etc. But I suppose that's not possible (unless, perhaps you know how to program in Blackberry OS!).
hi, my 8800 will still not load my address book. do u have the e70?
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hi, my 8800 will still not load my address book. do u have the e70?
No, I have an E53.
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I have the pearl and my wife has the 8800. These phones WILL NOT transfer the address book if you have groups set up within your address book. I had 2 groups and once I deleted them my pearl transfered flawlessly.
Her 8800 never had groups and she has no issues with my 06 X5 or her 06 325Xi wagon...
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Old 03-25-2007, 07:55 PM
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I just noticed your response. I did say don't get angry. And i said that because people don't read the information they have which very often will solve their problem. But if you thought i was being rude when in fact i was being nice about it then my easy answer is to say i'm sorry and after this i will not help you at all.

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Um, It didn't begin loading until after the 3rd time of shutting off and restarting the car. And then it took about an hour to load, during which time it never gave the message "Loading Phonebook" as the manual claimed it would.

So the manual didn't match up at all with the actual behavior of the system.

I find there are 2 types of people on this forum:

1. Incredibly helpful, reasonable, well-meaning folks; and

2. People like you
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