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Old 11-17-2009, 03:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all, brand new here, first post. New to Blackberry, got my first one last week and LOVE it! It's a 8330 with Verizon; unfortunately, I'm not actually in a Verizon coverage area and the extended coverage isn't being reliable enough to receive calls. I'll be canceling the Verizon, and staying with AT&T, and will be getting a 8900 instead in a few days.

My question: is it possible to put the ringtones, wallpapers, and the contacts I put into my 8330 (before it became clear I couldn't stay with Verizon) into the forthcoming 8900? Can I move the files to my PC, keep them there until I get the 8900, and then put them into the 8900?

Will it matter that the ringtones and wallpapers were purchased through the Verizon Media store, if I put them into my new AT&T phone?

Also, if the above is possible, if I transfer or copy the files in the 8330 to my PC, does that then remove the files from the device?

ANY suggestions, advice, and opinions appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can use Desktop Manager to backup your 8330 and then use that backup to put contacts/calendar/tasks/memos onto your new one.

You can move the wallpapers and other pics to your pc, no problem. I don't know if the Verizon ringtones. They may well be locked to Verizon devices. If you can transfer them to your pc then it's a pretty fair bet that you can indeed use them on your new AT&T BlackBerry.

Copying them to your pc doesn't remove them from the BB, it duplicates them on the pc.
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Thanks Rambo47, exactly what I needed to know. Appreciate it!

Another question for you, if you don't mind. I see you are a Mac user, and I have a MacBook Pro. I've read some on the Apple boards about problems with the Desktop Manager software not working well on the macs, have you found that that to be true? I also have a PC, which I can use and that's what I thought I would need to use. But if the Mac will work OK, I'd rather use that.

Thanks again for your help.
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My Mac and BlackBerry are working great together. I did a backup on a pc before messing with the Mac Desktop Manager. I also backed up my Mac's Address Book to MobileMe before proceeding. Good thing too, because the first sync erased my Address Book! Second sync (after restoring from MobileMe) worked like a charm, and no troubles with syncing since then. The other hiccup was when I tried to update my Tour's software via Desktop for Mac. The installation failed part way through and bricked my Tour. Took me HOURS on the pc with JL_Commander, Desktop Manager, and JavaLoader to get it back. And I had the BB backed up on the pc to restore all my data.

Syncing now is a joy. iCal and Address Book sync seamlessly now.
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Rambo47, I really appreciate the good information. Just what I needed. I'm looking forward to my "new adventure" with my new Blackberry.

Thanks again.
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My question: is it possible to put the ringtones, wallpapers, and the contacts I put into my 8330 (before it became clear I couldn't stay with Verizon) into the forthcoming 8900?
Media files should really be on a media card to keep as much device memory free as possible. Moving them once on a media card is simply a matter of moving the media card from one BB to the other.
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Thanks for the tip about the media card. I'll do that.
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