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layand
03-03-2007, 08:23 AM
I finally let go of my beloved Treo after being a Palm user for about 10 years. I just received my 8703e and wanted to know if there is a way to import all of my existing info from my Palm/Palm Desktop into my Blackberry/Blackberry desktop. Or do I have to enter everything by hand?

Thanks!

finch
03-03-2007, 08:31 AM
Install the Palm conduit for Outlook, sync your Palm to Outlook then sync you BlackBerry to Outlook.

JSanders
03-03-2007, 08:47 AM
Wirelessly posted (8700g: BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

Ditto, that is exactly how I migrated my wife's Palm data over to her BB.

layand
03-03-2007, 09:22 AM
Thanks for the quick reply....I'll give it a try!

expalmuser
03-04-2007, 12:49 AM
Not sure if you solved your problem.

So here's my 1.5 cents

When I first loaded the bb sw on my pc, it quite happily moved everything over, without going to outlook (which isn't available on my pc.)

Stan

level9
03-04-2007, 03:33 AM
I believe the desk manager now has an import treo data function on it. I synced my data first, so I didn't try it, but I believe it is there for you to give it a try.

BoogieNYC
03-04-2007, 10:00 PM
I'm also a long-time Palm user; like layand, I've been using Palms even before they were known as Palm (anyone remember the first Pilot?). In advance of my impending purchase of a VZW 8703e (if not a Cingular 8800), I figured I would start using Outlook 2003. I got everything transferred over from Palm Desktop, but I'm less-than-thrilled with Outlook as a PC-based PIM. No password-protected notes/memos, a lousy, clunky calendar interface, and the thing is bloated beyond words. Soooo...the question is, will the BB Desktop allow me to continue to use Palm Desktop regularly and sync over, or is BB Desktop only able to import data into Outlook for regular Outlook <> BB syncs?

IOW, is using BB Desktop with Palm Desktop a one-time thing or can I continue using Palm Desktop on the PC side (plus Outlook e-mail)?

TIA...

-B-

takeshi
03-05-2007, 09:15 AM
You can check under Intellisync/Sync. If you dig around in the options you'll find the supported apps. I'm not sure about constantly relying on the device migration wizard to keep things in sync. It sounds like a bad idea and more trouble than it's worth as the wizard is inteded to be a one-time deal...

layand
03-06-2007, 05:21 PM
Okay, so the intellisync did not work, and after 3 days, I finally got my Treo to sync with Outlook 2003, only to have only my tasks and memos, make the cut. My addresses and calender will not sync. I keep getting a 'cannot write file, blah, blah' message. Any suggestions?

Layand

ezrunner
03-06-2007, 05:50 PM
Wish i could help but i have never been a fan of TREOS always have customers coming back with this and that wrong. CONGRATS on getting the BB enjoy

flash24
03-06-2007, 05:53 PM
Welcome to BBF!

BoogieNYC
03-07-2007, 03:40 AM
Thanks Takeshi, once I installed the BB Desktop/Device Manager 'ware the question was answered, and I agree -- while it's possible it could function as an ongoing converter, there's really no point in chancing it. There's other solutions if I really needed to use Palm Desktop with a BB but it's not an overwhelming requirement.

Everything of mine, for the most part, transferred over from Palm Desktop so I'll stick with Outlook and the standard BB sync.

Thanks for the help.

-B-

Dubdub
03-07-2007, 08:37 AM
I'm also a long-time Palm user; like layand, I've been using Palms even before they were known as Palm (anyone remember the first Pilot?). In advance of my impending purchase of a VZW 8703e (if not a Cingular 8800), I figured I would start using Outlook 2003. I got everything transferred over from Palm Desktop, but I'm less-than-thrilled with Outlook as a PC-based PIM. No password-protected notes/memos, a lousy, clunky calendar interface, and the thing is bloated beyond words. Soooo...the question is, will the BB Desktop allow me to continue to use Palm Desktop regularly and sync over, or is BB Desktop only able to import data into Outlook for regular Outlook <> BB syncs?

IOW, is using BB Desktop with Palm Desktop a one-time thing or can I continue using Palm Desktop on the PC side (plus Outlook e-mail)?

TIA...

-B-

Don't think you can synch to the Palm Desktop as that is not a supported app. Download Desktop Manager 4.2. That is the latest version. As some has said, it has an import from Treo function. Don't know if that is from the device or the Palm Desktop.

Dubdub
03-07-2007, 08:40 AM
Okay, so the intellisync did not work, and after 3 days, I finally got my Treo to sync with Outlook 2003, only to have only my tasks and memos, make the cut. My addresses and calender will not sync. I keep getting a 'cannot write file, blah, blah' message. Any suggestions?

Layand

I assume you got everything set up to synch all the various parts? I remember I had similar problems many years ago when I set up my Treo to synch with Outlook. It took some checking and probing but finally got it to work. Can't remember the problem though.

But once you get it all done, you will appreciate the stability and ease of synching the BB.

BoogieNYC
03-08-2007, 02:58 AM
Don't think you can synch to the Palm Desktop as that is not a supported app. Download Desktop Manager 4.2. That is the latest version. As some has said, it has an import from Treo function. Don't know if that is from the device or the Palm Desktop.

The 'ware imports all the info from the active version of Palm Desktop on the PC on which it's installed, dumps everything into Outlook, and then synchs.

That was a question of mine also prior to doing it, but everything went very smoothly and the data made it to the BB without any issues whatsoever.

-B-