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jsridhar
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Registered: ‎07-19-2013
My Device: Curve 9300

Difficulty in creating my {honebook Contacts

Hi. My friend recently gave his Blackberry to me for my use. Whil I have learnt most of the regular features, I am struggling to transfer my phonebook contacts from my previous handset to the Blackberry.

 

My previous handset was a SAMSUNG GT-S3850. I have saved the contacts from this phone to my pc. One file is *.spb and the other I saved as *.csv.

 

I am unable to find a way to convert either of them to load them to my Blackberry. Can anyone guide me please?

 

J Sridhar

India

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sdgardne
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Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)

Re: Difficulty in creating my {honebook Contacts

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

A few things to discuss...so bear with me...

1) Contrary to how others do things, RIM does not provide a desktop PIM. Others force you to use their PIM and only their PIM. RIM provides a conduit software that functions as a bridge between your chosen PIM and the BB. See this KB for compatible PIM's:

  • KB12268 Applications supported by BlackBerry Desktop Manager for synchronization

2) RIM provides a Device Switch Wizard to migrate from another SmartPhone to a BB...but only for compatible devices. See this KB:

  • KB05459 How to use the Switch Device Wizard to switch from another smartphone to a BlackBerry smartphone

3) If your old device is not compatible with the wizard, then RIM further provides the ability to import from ASCII and CSV files. See this KB:

  • KB04312 Create and synchronize with an ASCII export file
  • KB11194 How to import contacts from a CSV file to the BlackBerry device
  • Sorry, but RIM provides no assistance on how to get your data out of your old device and into the ASCII or CSV format...that's a function of your old device.

So, your choice is, IMO, to use a desktop PIM to manage your data...then choose a compatible PIM (from above). Then, get your data out of your old device and into the desktop PIM. Then, configure the BB to sync with the PIM:

  • KB03315 How to synchronize organizer data (calendar, task list, memo list, and contact list) using the BlackBerry Desktop Software

Good luck and let us know!


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