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How to transfer data from Palm Tungsten E2 to Blackberry #8330

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.

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Re: How to transfer data from Palm Tungsten E2 to Blackberry #8330

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:

  • KB12268 Applications supported by BlackBerry Desktop Manager for synchronization

 

2) 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 an 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 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:

  • KB17022 How to configure organizer applications for synchronization using BlackBerry Desktop Manager

 

Good luck and let us know!



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Re: How to transfer data from Palm Tungsten E2 to Blackberry #8330

Hi,

 

Did you ever get a reponse to how to transfer data from PDA to BB?  Thanks for your help.

 

Pamela

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Re: How to transfer data from Palm Tungsten E2 to Blackberry #8330

 


phodges wrote:

Hi,

 

Did you ever get a reponse to how to transfer data from PDA to BB?  Thanks for your help.

 

Pamela


 

Hello,

 

Ummmm...did you read the response directly above your post?

 

Good luck!



Occam's Razor nearly always applies when troubleshooting technology issues!

New to the Community? Click here and also here for helpful guidance. Also please click here for additional helpful information to guide you as you proceed. I always recommend that you treat your BlackBerry like any other computing device, including using a regular backup schedule...click here for an article with instructions. If anyone has been helpful to you, please show your appreciation by clicking the button. Need a reference to BB10 OS/SR versions? Click here. Need a specific BB10 AutoLoader? Send me a private message.

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