Greg pointed out to me that his OS 4.2.2 BlackBerry Curve does not have the option to set a contacts Anniversary and Birthday. On my 8310 with OS 4.5 I have the following options when I edit a contact. (I think OS 4.3 also has this option) The contacts birthday then shows up in my calendar:
The address book then adds a recurring calendar entry for the contacts birthday. The only downside is that it only gives it a 15 minute reminder so you will be reminded at 11:45PM the day before your friends birthday. You would have to enter the calendar and edit this to change the reminder.
Anybody have a better way to insert and sync birthdays and anniversaries with their Berry? I know a few people were using custom field mappings with Desktop Manager. Or is this just another good reason to upgrade to OS 4.5?