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COMPATIBILITY

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i AM INTERESTED IN BUYING A BLACKBERRY SMART PHONE. BEFORE TO DO SO I OWN A NOKIA PHONE THAT USE NOKIA SUITE AS PC SOFTWARE TO BACKUP MY DATA.  IS THER A WAY TO TRANSFERT MY DATA TO THE NEW BLACKBERRY. THANKS IN ADVNACE FOR YOUR HELP

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Re: COMPATIBILITY

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

 

IMHO...the best practice is to not use the mobile device as the "master" data storage place. Rather, for all that can be, store the data in a desktop organizer app (e.g., Outlook), and have them synchronize to each other. Refer to this for compatibility:

  • KB12268Synchronization support for BlackBerry Desktop Software for Windows

If you can get your data (calendar, contacts, etc.) into a compatible PIM, then you can configure the Desktop Software to synchronize that data with your BB:

  • KB03315 How to setup organizer data synchronization using BlackBerry Desktop Software

 

For data outside of the Organizer (e.g., pictures, etc.), you instead need to get those onto your computer, and then use Mass Storage Mode to copy them to your BB:

  • KB11879 What is mass storage mode
  • KB13564 How to enable or disable mass storage mode on the BlackBerry smartphone.
  • KB23450 Copy documents to a BlackBerry smartphone using Mass Storage Mode
  • KB29523 How to manually transfer files between a BlackBerry smartphone and a Windows computer

 

 

Further, if a desktop organizer is not your option, then 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

BTW -- once you are up and running on your BB, a good backup regimen is needed...here's a thread about that:

Good luck and let us know!


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