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Old 10-26-2009, 11:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I went from a Palm Centro to a Blackberry 8330m. THANK YOU GOD!!!

I recently convinced my brother-in-law to do the same. My question is, is there any easy way to give him all my contacts?

Thanks for any responses.
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I went from a Palm Centro to a Blackberry 8330m. THANK YOU GOD!!!

I recently convinced my brother-in-law to do the same. My question is, is there any easy way to give him all my contacts?

Thanks for any responses.
Can't believe I found the thing that palm actually has a 1 up on BB.
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So let me rephrase then. Is there "any" way to give him all my contacts even if it is not easy. Aside from the obvious letting him type them in looking at mine.
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sync yours to outlook.
then plug in his bb and sycn them from outlook to his bb.

only way.
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Synching with Outlook is the way to go. You can set the sync parameters for each BB to choose what to sync - contacts, calendar, notes, tasks; one-way BB-PC or PC-BB or two-way; etc.
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Another possibility, if you don't have Outlook, is to use the ASCII import/export syncronize method within Desktop Manager. I personally have never used it.

Below are a few threads I found using the cool search facility on these forums.

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...rt#post1397125

Transferring Contacts from PC to BB Curve via ASCII Text File

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ort#post899379
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Another option: If you are both on the same carrier (ie Verizon) you can take both phones to the carrier's store and have them transfer the contacts. They have a device that does it in about 2-5 minutes. Or you can do this at a Best Buy that has a mobile phone section (not sure if all of them do.) Since they sell multiple carriers, their device is compatible with pretty much any phone model. I just did this at Best Buy last week. Not the same phone model as yours, but it doesn't matter.
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Synching with Outlook is the way to go. You can set the sync parameters for each BB to choose what to sync - contacts, calendar, notes, tasks; one-way BB-PC or PC-BB or two-way; etc.
Trying to work this out but my problem so far is that I am using BB Enterprise Business Server for my Outlook at work and it greys it out on the Desktop manager.
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Another option: If you are both on the same carrier (ie Verizon) you can take both phones to the carrier's store and have them transfer the contacts. They have a device that does it in about 2-5 minutes. Or you can do this at a Best Buy that has a mobile phone section (not sure if all of them do.) Since they sell multiple carriers, their device is compatible with pretty much any phone model. I just did this at Best Buy last week. Not the same phone model as yours, but it doesn't matter.
We are. Thanks I am going to try this.
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[quote=devnull;1495494]Another possibility, if you don't have Outlook, is to use the ASCII import/export syncronize method within Desktop Manager. I personally have never used it.

Below are a few threads I found using the cool search facility on these forums.


I used a few phrases like "Sharing Contacts" and a few others and kept coming up with zero results with the cool search facility.
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You could backup your device using Desktop Manager and then connect his device and do an advanced restore of only the Address Book database.

Since it's grayed out, you would need to turn off wireless sync of your address book so it wouldn't be grayed out. When you're done, enable wireless sync again.
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