09-24-2009 02:45 PM
I am about to purchase a #8330, however before I do, I want to make sure I can transfer (and eliminate) my Palm Pilot Tungsten E2 into this new BB. How difficult is it - and how do you do it? Ideally I'd like to know how to do this on either a Mac or PC(XP Professional).
Will the BB software allow the Contacts/Calendar to also be available & updatable on my desktop, like the Palm Pilot does?
I'm nervous about the elimination of the Palm....but am ready to take the plunge as long as the Blackberry 8330 will support my current data. Thanks.
09-24-2009 02:58 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!
08-23-2010 06:56 PM
Did you ever get a reponse to how to transfer data from PDA to BB? Thanks for your help.
Ummmm...did you read the response directly above your post?