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Any links to articles about how to move Palm contacts to Gmail contacts?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Vesbon, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Vesbon

    Vesbon Well-Known Member
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    I'm about the take the Android (EVO specifically) plunge. I'm coming from an old Palm phone. Wow, talk about a quantum leap. Anyway, to prepare for the move, how do I get my Palm contacts into Gmail's contacts?

    Is that how it works? I need to move my Palm contacts to Gmail contacts, right? Then when I get my new EVO, it will sync with Gmail and my contacts will be in the new phone?

    Thanks,
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  2. Chroma

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    That's one way to do it. The other way is to manually add them on your new phone and choose then to sync with google, or make it a "phone-only" contact.

    Can you export palm contacts into a vcard? Do you have a desktop-syncing program for the palm phone?

    If you can export them as a vcard (multiple contacts can be stored on a vcard format) you can upload the vcard file straight into Google Contacts on the web.
     
  3. takeshi

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    If you can export to CSV you can import the CSV into gmail. That works for many situations. I can't speak specifically for Palm as I have no recent (not since the Handspring days) first hand experience.
     
  4. Vesbon

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    I was thinking the CSV route, but doesn't Gmail have diff't column headers? Is there a template out there?

    I'm just surprised there isn't a really easy step-by-step guide that is out there on the web. There are tons of Palm users moving to Android!

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  5. Sheba611

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    I used the CSV for exporting contact information from my Blackberry phone and importing to my Gmail account. I did have to edit the "Groups" and do some tweaking on work email vs home email and sort out phone numbers if contacts had more than one. I don't know if there is a template that shows what the columns are for Gmail vs Palm so you could do the adjustments before importing them to Gmail.
     
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  6. Vesbon

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    Thanks for the tips. I'll export a Gmail contact to see what columns it uses and then be sure to match that with my Palm exports

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