11-29-2010 11:32 PM
When I connect my BB 9800 to my laptop I cannot see the Contact list on my BB using Windows Explorer. I would like to be able to do this because my Contact list only contains phone numbers (a carryover from my previous cell phone) and I want to add email addresses. I have a lot of entries to edit and it would be painful using the BB keys.
If I cannot do it while linked to my BB is there a way I can do a "Contact list" on my PC and then export it to my BB? Thank you, Peter
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11-30-2010 06:26 PM
Hi and Welcome to the Forums!
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 keep using a desktop PIM to manage your data (and you should, IMO)...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!
12-01-2010 05:06 PM
Your suggestion of editing on the pc and then do a final sync to the BB worked...almost. Please see my new post a few minutes ago. The first name-last name order is not consistent.