07-19-2013 05:34 AM
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?
07-19-2013 05:00 PM
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:
2) RIM provides a Device Switch Wizard to migrate from another SmartPhone to a BB...but only for compatible devices. See this KB:
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:
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:
Good luck and let us know!