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Old 12-21-2007, 09:30 PM   #1
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LXer: Syncing your BlackBerry on Linux

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If you use Linux on your desktop, and you also happen to have a BlackBerry handheld device, you're probably aware that Research in Motion, the company that develops the BlackBerry platform, offers nothing in the way of support for its devices on Linux -- but the intrepid geeks in the free software world do. Thanks to to the efforts of the Barry and OpenSync projects, I just finished syncing my BlackBerry 8800 with my Evolution contacts on my Ubuntu 7.10 desktop.

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When I plugged my Blackberry in to an USB port, the phone asked me if I wanted to activate mass storage support. I answered yes, and now the phone shows as a removable drive and I can drag and drop files like with any other mass storage device. Sweet!
The phone does complain about insufficient charging current. I guess this means that the Blackberry is not 100% USB standards compliant.


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