07-29-2008 10:35 AM
I’ve had the same device for several years now, a 7130c through AT&T. Like many, I’m eagerly anticipating the release of the new BlackBerry Bold and plan to upgrade as soon as it is available. My question is, what is the easiest and most painless way to handle this switch? Is there a way to make sure that all the settings, preferences, options, profiles, bookmarks and programs that are currently on my 7130c make their way to the Bold without a major hassle? (Note: I’m comfortable handling all the synching between the BB and Outlook – contacts, tasks, calendar, notes, and I’ll be staying with AT&T and keeping the same phone number).
Is there a method, or application, that will back up all settings, programs, profiles, etc. and then allow them to be easily installed on the new device? Or should I just set aside a weekend to make sure everything gets up and running? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
07-31-2008 08:35 AM
Thanks for the suggestion. A couple of questions:
What's the best way to upgrade from Desktop software v 4.1 to 4.2 (where it appears the "Device Switch Wizard" can be found). I've looked for a "check for upgrades" function within 4.1, but can't find it. If I install 4.2 "on top of" 4.1, would that be a problem? Should I delete 4.1 first? And if I do, would that cause problems with the smooth transfer, or the programs I have installed?
Do "profiles" (silent, vibrate, normal, etc.) also transfer via the wizard? What about the notifications?
Thanks again for the idea.