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Palm® Pre™ for Dummies® by Chris Ziegler

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Chapter 8. Managing Your Contacts

In This Chapter

  • Setting up your Contacts account

  • Viewing contacts

  • Editing your contact list

  • Setting your Contacts preferences

In the old days, life was simple when it came to finding someone's phone number or address: You carried around a book of phone numbers with you, or maybe you had a Rolodex on your desk or a shoebox full of business cards. That was all you needed to get a hold of everyone you'd ever need to talk to, plus maybe a small handful of numbers for close friends and family that you'd just memorize. Later on, things started to get a little more advanced, and those business cards became entries in an old-fashioned electronic organizer with a tiny black-and-white display. Life was good!

Life has gotten a little more complicated since those days, though. You likely have contacts stored in all sorts of places: an address book in your Exchange account at work, friends on your Facebook account, and e-mail addresses you've accumulated through the years in Gmail. Suddenly, you realize that the information you used to keep safely in one place is scattered across the Internet! You don't want to have to choose between syncing your device with one source of contact information or the other — but how do you choose?

The good news is that you don't have to choose. You're about to witness one of the most powerful aspects of the Pre's organizational capabilities — its contact management — which centers on what Palm has dubbed Synergy. With Synergy, your Pre ...

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