Saturday, January 19, 2008

PDT 6.2 Sync Journal - Day 2

As I stated yesterday, I'm trying to figure out just what Palm OS devices can sync properly with the new version of Palm Desktop 6.2 by ACCESS. Just so we're clear on the ground rules of my testing, here is what I'm doing.

I'm using an Apple MacBook dual booted into Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2. I'm not running any software emulation or virtualization here. As far as Windows is concerned, it is running on an Intel Core2 Duo processor.

I have installed Palm Desktop 6.2.2 on top of the Beta 1 release (6.2.1). For my testing, I'm trying to HotSync my contacts exported from the HotSync profile of my Treo 700p which is my everyday device. I am only syncing data with Palm Desktop. I am not working with Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes, or any other enterprise messaging system.

Now that you know what I'm testing, let's talk about what I've tested. The following is the list of devices that I've tested and their status.

Palm OS 5.4.x Devices
  • Palm Treo 700p - Working
  • Palm Treo 650 - Working
  • Palm TX - Working
  • Palm LifeDrive - Working, needed to disable the AddIt conduit
Palm OS 5.2.x Devices
  • Palm Tungsten T3 - Working
  • Palm Tungsten C - Not Working; Address v4.5.1P will not sync data
While I have only tested a handful of devices, it looks like Palm OS devices running Palm's enhanced PIMs are working at this point. Additional testing with older devices like the Tungsten T and T2 will tell me if I'm correct or not. If that is true, Palm Desktop 6.2 should work with any Palm-branded device launched after September 2003, with maybe the exception of the Treo 600.
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