iPhone and Microsoft Outlook help please

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by fluidedge, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. fluidedge macrumors 65816


    Nov 1, 2007
    It's very interesting how my old Blackberry Curve compares with the iPhone.

    Calenders sync OK.

    Contacts are a nightmare at the moment. I list my contacts in the "Company Name, Person Name" format so on the iPhone i get a dozen listings for one company and have to manually go through them to find the person i want. Can i not search contacts names within a listing?

    Blackberry pushes email - iPhone seemingly does not despite the adverts claiming it does, anyone able to help? I don't use MS Exchange or yahoo mail. Is there any way to get push email?

    I'm starting to think the blackberry curve might be the better business tool, however the iPhone does have a hell of a lot more going for it in other areas so don't get me wrong thiniking i'm on an iPhone whine/rant here.

    Help appreciated
  2. MooneyFlyer macrumors 65816


    Nov 18, 2007
    There are not a lot of options to change the way that contacts come up (First,Last or Last,First). But, you can go to the contacts app (either the standalone one or the one in the phone app) and use the search at the top and type in the company name. That will sort the list and do what you want.

    I think you are pretty much out of luck here without Exchange, Yahoo, or some form of ActiveSync (not sure if there are others that support this).

    I've had both and this is a reasonable conclusion. The iPhone may not be the best business tool on the market. It does have the benefit of a large number of other features in a single package. For me, the email "issues" are not that big of a deal. I travel a lot and like having everything (phone, email, web, iPod, movies, etc.) in one place with one cable. If it is a very slick email system you are looking for the Blackberry may be the way to go.

    Hope that helps.

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