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Old 06-20-2006, 03:46 AM   #1
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Unhappy Can any current mobile phone sync addressbook and calendar with linux ?


Hello,

choosing a new mobile phone is a very nasty think, because no matter how hard you look,
at best you end up with a phone where you can download the photos and maybe if you're
lucky backup the phone book. More usually, you won't be able to do that much, and need
to keep a M$ Win partition just for that. Then you have your stuff synced with a M$ Outlook
that you don't use, hooray.

Can anyone please recommend a phone (which is currently in the stores ;-) where I can - using Linux
- download the pictures
- backup/restore phone book; also restore link between phonebook/caller ids and associated caller photos
- better: backup/restore the complete phone
- sync calendar entries in and out
- maybe connect via bluetooth rather than some cable.

Cheers, Tom.
 
Old 06-20-2006, 06:53 AM   #2
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Almost all of them. Look at multisync for phone book and calendar. Obexftp + obexfs for file transfer. Both work via USB data cable, IrDA and Bluetooth.
 
Old 06-20-2006, 07:01 AM   #3
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Interesting. Have you setup / seen this running yourself ?
I was having the impression that SyncML would not work locally or via Bluetooth, and I was not looking
for a way to sync via a GSM connection ;-)

I have a Motorola V600 right now and had given up hope of a Bluetooth SyncML connection after many hours
of surfing...

Anyway, any specific recommendations for or experience with a current Motorola, SonyEricson or Siemens Phone ?
 
Old 06-20-2006, 07:04 AM   #4
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PS: and obex on Moto V600 only allowed/allows to access photos, ringtones and video, no way to access or
backup the whole phone itself. That requires a payware on windows again...
 
Old 06-23-2006, 08:33 AM   #5
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There seems to be some kind of stigma with this topic.

Everybody seems to officially agree that "everything works and there is no problem" but I've never heard/seen
anybody giving details or news about that; let along having met anybody in person that has something like this working...

:-(
 
  


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