Thanks, JSanders, for your suggestion.
I didn't think of that option, because I use a mac with my BB and PocketMac doesn't allow you to backup (I don't think).
I checked it out by installing the Desktop Manager software on my wife's Vista laptop, but it isn't as straight-forward as I'd like it to be.
I figured out how to select the individual apps to switch over, but there are some services that it only gives me the option to "downgrade" and I'm not sure what that will do to my new curve.
The services and apps in question are: amn, LBS, and Google Maps, and Google Sync
It seems I have the option to either "downgrade" or "remove." I'd like to have the action of "none."
Any suggestions as to what's safe? Please forgive my ignorance. I've never backed up or restored anything from my old device.