I bought a couple 8900's the other day and have been struggling trying to get my contacts from my Nokia E71 to my new BB 8900. I have about 400 contacts and most have multiple phone numbers, addresses, birthdays, email addresses, notes and a lot more or I would just manually enter them all. I've wasted enough days now that I probably could have manually keyed it in by now but I'm stubborn like that. Let me tell you what I've tried and how it's failed:
I tried to sync the contacts from the E71 to Outlook but for some reason it will sync the names, thumbnails, random info but NO phone numbers. The plan was to then use Blackberry Desktop manager to import the contacts to the 8900.
I tried to copy the contacts within PC Suite and then export it to the PC in a .csv file which I did but when I use Outlook to Import the file I get an error and have searched and can't seem to overcome that issue.
I tried synkia or something to that affect and managed to register my E71 and then upload all my contacts but when I attempt to change the phone to a BB 8900 it says that the settings are not available. I tried to manually set it up to no avail.
I read that you can sign up for Blackberry online and then use some address book link to send your settings to the BB but even though I registered my BB email address and looked and looked and searched I can't find anything near that feature.
I tried to log into T-Mobile and after much looking all I can seem to find is the option to manually key one name and one number at a time and then send like ten contacts at a time. Not even an option for what I need and I can't find anything else on the T-Mobile site to move all the info.
I can't find an option within the E71 to send a contact via bluetooth ether.
I can't begin to explain how frustrating this most simple of tasks has become and I'm beginning to think that a Blackberry just isn't for me before I'm even able to give it a chance. Please help me get step one completed here so that I can see if this device will be my first device that isn't a Nokia in about a decade. CONVERT ME TO A BB USER!
Edit: I also tried to create a backup to my MicroSD card and then put the SD card in the 8900 but couldn't find an option to import them.