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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BlueMuscles, May 15, 2011.

  1. BlueMuscles

    BlueMuscles Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I need to get my phonebook contacts off my blackberry
    and transferred to my indulge.

    I already saved my phone contacts using BB's rim to my laptop . BB uses
    a IPD file extension which my laptop can't open.

    How can I do this?

    I tried searching the net and the only thing that comes up are sites who want me to pay for their software and they seem shady.

    Any help would be aprreciated .

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  2. sreum

    sreum Android Enthusiast

    Ah yes the good old way around BB software to a more workable one.
    Use windows contacts found on your computer to sync your BB contacts to. Then you will have better luck working with them.
  3. BlueMuscles

    BlueMuscles Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    What is windows contacts ?

    I don't even see that on my PC .

    FCkng shit is driving me crazy..fckng BlakBerry ..die !
  4. confed

    confed Android Expert

    Sign up for a gmail account. Sync your contacts using gmail. load up your indugle phone and sync your google contacts to your new indulge.
  5. BlueMuscles

    BlueMuscles Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Gmail can only do CVS files and this is in IPD...how can I convert this IPD
    to CVS?

    I don't have any program to convert it..I tried downloading a program and it had a trojan in it.

    Getting very frustrated here.

  6. sreum

    sreum Android Enthusiast

    Calm down.....First is if you have a windows operating system any older then Vista, then you might not have windows contacts.

    But run a search on your computer to find it. Just type in Windows Contacts.

    If your computer has it, a search will pull it up.

    If you dont have it on your computer you can go to windows web sight and download it to your computer for free I think.

    Otherwise you might be able to go the Gmail route, but Im not sure how or if contacts will sync from BB to gmail.
  7. Yetskii

    Yetskii Newbie

    Syncing Gmail sucks, because it syncs with anyone who has ever emailed you...
  8. BlueMuscles

    BlueMuscles Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    My laptop is windows 7 only 6 months old. I searched for windows contacts and nothing comes up but openoffice files.

    I tried the gmail but it needs CVS files and had a trojan downloading a program to convert the ipd to cvs.

    why is this shit so difficult..my entire weekend with this ..
  9. BlueMuscles

    BlueMuscles Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I sync my BB contacts with yahoo because thats the only option other than
    outlook which I dont have.

    So I now have all my contacts in my yahoo contact list.

    I then go to gmail to import them there but gmail keeps asking me this..

    We support importing CSV files from Outlook, Outlook Express, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, Eudora and some other apps. We also support importing vCard from apps like Apple Address Book.Learn more

    Please select a CSV or vCard file to upload:

    How do I do this ?

    Gmail needs cvs files so i can send them to my indulge.

    Thanks and sorry for the outbursts but this is driving me crazy and I need this done before tomorrow..it's work related.I been messing with this since Friday night and about to smash stuff. :mad:
  10. sreum

    sreum Android Enthusiast

    Download a trial version of outlook just for the time being of this purpose. Then you can do the conversion you are talking about.
  11. dose17

    dose17 Newbie

    cant u just push them to ur new phone through bluetooth??
  12. sreum

    sreum Android Enthusiast

    Does17.......dam great idea. I totally forgot about that one. I remember that's what I did to get contacts from a stone age phone that had blue tooth and moved them to my blackberry. Hopefully it works in reverse.
  13. BlueMuscles

    BlueMuscles Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    In case anyone wants to export contacts from their BB just sync your contacts to a yahoo email account usin BB's Rim Device manager. Forget about all that stuff on the net where they say you have to convert the blackberry ipd files to CVS and send to a gmail account blah blah blah. You don't have to do it for the phone contacts.

    Then go to yahoo contacts and click on tools.

    Then click on Sync Applications..Do not go to export !

    Go to
    Sync with Other Mobile Devices

    Sync your email and contact information with other mobile devices. Learn how on Yahoo! Mail for Mobile.

    Enter your mobile number and link for yahoo will be sent to your cell phone.

    If that doesn't work (it didn't for me) just go to m.yahoo.com/mail via your cell phone and sign in to your yahoo account and download the yahoo app .

    It will ask if you want to export all your contacts to your cellphone.

    Done !

    Only thing is you will have 2 of each..one for cell and one for yahoo. It's very easy to delete the duplicates.

    Thanks for the replies everyone..appreciate it..didn't get a chance to try the bluetooth method..the BB I have is so old (work issued) 8703e .We will b getting new BB's on Monday and I needed to get my private stuff off it before handing it in.
  14. confed

    confed Android Expert

    glad you got it to work for you, my fiance has a blackberry. we simply synced it to a new gmail account, got her a new phone, synced the acct to the phone and poof, we were done. none of that file extension shit you thought you had to put up with. didnt have to deal with the "synced every email through google" since it was a new acct too. either way, glad you found a way.
  15. tiede

    tiede Android Expert

    For posterity's sake, anyone who wishes to transfer contacts, the first route should ALWAYS be Bluetooth. There's a reason why it's there. Use it, goddanm it!!! :D

    But really, bluetooth is what I used to transfer from my Caliber to my Indulge. Two minutes later, 200 contacts imported, and no messing around with Yahoo or Gmail. I'd say the process was rather painlessly easy.

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