Bigboy, 02 Jun 2010Thanx for the reply bro, can you please tell me exactly how to sync with outlook all my contac... moreHad the same problem with importing my contacts on the Milestone from Outlook.
Here is how I worked it out (takes a little effort).
The Milestone can import vcard files from the SD Card.
Outlook can only export one contact at a time as a vcard file.
BEFORE YOU FOLLOW THE PROCEDURE OUTLINED BELOW, READ THE IMPORTANT NOTE APPENDED AT THE END.
I searched the web for: +vcard +export +freeware and located some softwares. Only one is really freeware and I did not think it would work so I downloaded a 30-day trial of "MessageSave".
The trial version exports only 50 outlook contacts at a time.
After installation of MessageSave,an icon appears on the Outlook toolbar (don't use it). Instead, select 50 contacts (my monitor would show 25 contacts per screen, so it was easy to select two screens at a time using shift-click), right-click on them and click on the MessageSave choice in the context sensitive menu.
A new window opens titled: MessageSave - Save Messages.
See to it that options are displayed at the bottom 3/4 of the window, otherwise click on the options button. Once the options are seen, select "vcard (.vcf)" in the FORMAT box.
By default, the first choice on this window is selected ie "Save Selected Messages". Note that it says MESSAGES, does not make any difference, as it refers to the contacts.
Choose or create a destination folder.
I did not use the button "more options", you may find it useful.
Click on "Save now". Your selected contacts will be exported and a new file called "FirstName LastName.vcf" will be created for each contact.
Go on selecting the next 50 contacts and repeat the procedure for each set of 50 contacts. I did this for about 784 contacts!
Now you will have as many files in the destination folder as you have contacts in Outlook.
Copy all these files onto your Milestone's SD card using Windows Explorer (provided the handset has been connected to the PC), preferably in a separate folder.
Now open the contacts application (or folder as one may call it) on the phone. It will say "no contacts" or something like that. Tap the Menu button (second from left on the bottom of your phone screen) and then tap on "Import/Export". Next choice on your phone screen will be (one of 3 choices) "Import from SD card" - tap on it. No need to say from which folder, your phone will pick up all the *.vcf files from the SD card and voila, all your contacts are transferred. Don't forget to see the IMPORTANT NOTE at the end before doing ANYTHING.
One important thing here, when you connect the handset, the Motorola Media Link software would normally start. On the icon of Motorola at the bottom right hand corner of the screen, right click on it and select "START Motorola Phone portal on connecting the hand set" or start the Phone portal in some other way (I haven't researched it all yet - bought the handset a week back and just finished importing contacts yesterday!).
Also, when you connect the handset to your computer using the USB cable, on your phone's screen you will see a message on have the phone should connect to the PC via the cable eg: Phone portal,only charging, etc. On your handset, tap Phone portal. This is not really necessary now, but will help you to edit any contacts later on.
One can do the import operation even from there after opening the Contacts tab on your PC. Another tip, there is even a choice of importing from an Outlook .csv file. I have not tried it.
In your Outlook contacts (especially if you have been using a Windows Mobile phone as I was doing), if you have created a new contact in the Business category thereby leaving the First Name and Last Name fields blank, the contacts will be imported to your mobile and the name field will be filled up by the telephone number of the Company you had entered. This causes a big headache (as it did for me), but you can still edit these numbers using the Motorola phone portal program on your PC using simple cut-copy-paste and edit the contact in that program. Better will be to first edit the contact (copy-paste from Company field to First Name field) and then use the export process.
Hope this works out for you.
Incidentally this is the FIRST time I am posting a reply on any web forum and feeling GREAT for having helped (I am sure it will work out for you).
All the best.
In the moto forum, so many milestone owners facing hardware and software problems like auto restart every hours, the other party cant hear the conversation and so on. I myself have very bad experience with Moto a few years back. I think I better get legend or iphone 3gs.
Bigboy, 02 Jun 2010Thanx for the reply bro, can you please tell me exactly how to sync with outlook all my contac... moreits very simple. go to outlook, import ur all contacts to excel file. open the moto tools which is inbuilt in phone itself...its another new thing i have seen in this device u can connect this phone using wifi to moto tools or usb then export all ur contacts to it. its very simple !!
it seems to be that motorola SHADOW is runnin < 2.2, and if thats true is the most XTREME phone in the market.
Better than any other 2.1 phone
harminder s, 01 Jun 2010yes brother u can syn ur contacts with outlook and also with g mail account. as per modem is c... moreThanx for the reply bro, can you please tell me exactly how to sync with outlook all my contact are in their and i had a tough time doing it with that useless XPERIA X10. cheers m8 :-)
how can u use internet sharing in this is it possible to use this as a modem
Alvin, 01 Jun 2010I am thinking to get this phone in July. Any suggestion? It's good, but you better get HTC Desire or wait for a new device with flash, divx player and voice recognition.
JC, 02 Jun 2010if u people were to think for a second u can download a radio in the android market even thoug... moreCan you be more specific as to exactly which app offers the radio stations that "I want"?
I browsed thru Market and found a few radio stations apps, but none offers the radio stations that I want.
if u people were to think for a second u can download a radio in the android market even though i would just prefer to listen to my music. but you go to the market download radio and there u go this phone has a radio!!!! wow i have a radio now :)
Hi, i found that Milestone's battery seems to be heated quite fast after a short use of few minutes. Is this normal condition?
This just amazing droid xtreme running android 2.1, xtreme faster than galaxy s running 2.1 almost. new ui ninjablur,
Alvin, 01 Jun 2010I am thinking to get this phone in July. Any suggestion? this is best buy
Bigboy, 01 Jun 2010Hi guys i am about to buy the Milestone to replace Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 -(i have had major... moreyes brother u can syn ur contacts with outlook and also with g mail account. as per modem is concern it will happen once updated to fryo 2.2 which is just aroud the corner.
JUST GO FOR IT !!
Hi guys i am about to buy the Milestone to replace Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 -(i have had major issues with it) i just want to know does this phone support synchronization with outlook, the X10 orginally did not but hwne i called tech support they sent me a document on how to do it. Can the milestone be used as a modem to connect to the net (internet Sharing)similiar to what we had on the HTC Touch Pro2. Overall i hope this phone doesn't dissapoint me like the X10 did and i hope the battery life i good.
aburabad - jordan, 30 May 2010hi man
i have many things in my mind, i want a ask many question about milestone:
1.how i ... more1. yes the phone can be overclocked. there is an app in the android market that is overclocked to which you can control the clock speed of your droid but you have to root the phone, and rooting will compromise your phone's warranty.
2. the droid has a feature to update existing os so you can just click it if you want to upgrade your os. for me i always turn it on and it is 2.1
3. i do not know when the 2.2 will be launched, i am waiting for it as well
Anonymous, 31 May 2010MOTO fans please dont come to SE forums and bash SEthanks, but these kind of comments are not going to work at all!
have a good day, but out of droid's forum ;)