02-11-2013 06:27 AM
please help guys
ive been trying all sorts of ways for ages.
i have used my private phone for years and have accumulated a lot of contacts in the phonebook. i cant find a way to export these to another source like gmail or whatever so that when i plan to change to iphone i have a way to pull these down to that new device.
ive used the blackberry desktop to backup all the contacts so thats done - but is that in a format i can use elsewhere?
i really need some help please.
02-11-2013 01:40 PM
The format of the backup file is indeed proprietary, intended as the source of restore to a BB only. But, there are 3rd party PC apps that can parse the file and present it in "human-usable" formats...you should seek these out to see if one meets your needs adequately. A few seconds with Google (search for "IPD reader" or "BBB reader", depending on the Desktop Software version you used) should reveal plenty of possibilities for you, many of them free.
Otherwise, if you fall back to a prior (pre 7, I think) Desktop Software version, there is within those a facility to export from the BB to CSV. You can find older desktop Software versions here: