Peter pointed out this interesting bit to me yesterday. If you are a regular Google user you will notice that everybody you email a few times shows up in your contacts. This contact list is stored by Google automatically and it makes it a bit unwieldy to maintain.
It turns out that RIM actually set a hard limit on how many contacts/friends you can have if you want to use Google Talk for BlackBerry. The total number of contacts in your friends and “unsubscribed” list must be lower than the 600-700 range. Otherwise you will get the pretty error message “The maximum number of friends has been reached” and it will not let you login to Google Talk from your BlackBerry. This means that all the contacts that Gmail adds automatically are counted against this total since they are counted as “Unsubscribed” contacts.
So what is RIM’s proposed solution? Login to your Gmail account from your PC and delete non-essential contacts… LAME!
Not that I am anywhere near 600 but who do you consider non-essential?