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Duplicate Calendar Items on “Desktop” and “Device Default” Blackberry Calendar

May 5, 2010 3 comments

Sometimes my Blackberry will end up with two calendars and my calendar items will sometimes be duplicated even though I’m using BES.

To fix this, I went into my Calendar, went into Options, then typed “MOVE”. This moves all appointments to the base system calendar.
After a battery pull (hard reset), the duplicate calendar disappears because it is now empty.

If the calendar items don’t look quite right after the battery pull, resync your calendar items:
– Select Options from the Calendar
– Type rset
– Select YES to reload when prompted

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This version of BerryBuzz has not been optimized for your BlackBerry Tour 9630

February 12, 2010 Leave a comment

If you don’t use BerryBuzz,

Alerts, Your Way!
BerryBuzz extends your default Blackberry alert system. BerryBuzz allows you to customze the LED color for many alert types, it keeps the LED flashing for longer than the default 15 minutes and it will repeat alerts until acknowledged so you will never miss an alert again.

This is one of the first apps I bought for my Blackberry. When I went to install it, the download page had two options:

Download BerryBuzz 2.1.35 (OS 4.2.1 and higher)
Download BerryBuzz 2.1.35 (OS 4.7 and higher)

Naturally, I downloaded and installed the version for OS 4.7, and the got the message “This version of BerryBuzz has not been optimized for your BlackBerry Tour 9630”.

If you didn’t browse the forums, you might not have noticed that the version for OS 4.7 is only for the Storm. After installed the version for OS 4.2.1 on my Tour running 5.0.0.419, it worked

Duplicate Meetings and Appointments on my Blackberry Tour Calendar

September 25, 2009 Leave a comment

During our trial of Blackberry Enterprise Server, I had my Blackberry Tour activated for enterprise so I could sync my work email and calendar. Once the trial was up, we decided to go ahead with the project but wanted to start with Blackberry Profession Server first because we didn’t have enough users to warrant needing the full BES.

After uninstalling the trial of BES and installing BPS, I reactivated my Tour and ended up with two calendars on my blackberry. I had a “device default” calendar and a “desktop” calendar.

One common solution to this problem is to remove the duplicate CICAL service book. In my case, because my duplicate calendar was from a secondary enterprise activation, I only had one CICAL service book, and it was the one I wanted to keep.

I came across an unlikely (to me, anyway) solution. KB19240 on blackbery.com.

How to merge multiple calendars into one calendar on the BlackBerry smartphone
Warning: This command will irreversibly move the calendar entries to one calendar. Please back up the BlackBerry smartphone prior to doing this.
If calendar entries exist on a Device Default calendar, complete the following steps:

1. Open the Calendar.
2. Press the menu key.
3. Choose Options
4. Type MOVE on the keypad.
5. You will be asked to move all appointments in the base system calendar. Choose YES to accept moving all entries in the Device Default calendar to the default active calendar.
6. Perform a hard reset of the BlackBerry smartphone by taking the battery out while the BlackBerry smartphone is still powered on and placing it back in.

Not only did this take my duplicate meetings that showed up in both calendars into just one meeting on my default calendar, but it actually removed my unused calendar (“device default”) once the operation was finished.

Finally! Just one calendar!

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