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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gear.h34d.2012, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. gear.h34d.2012

    gear.h34d.2012 Well-Known Member
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    Basically topic. I know the simplest way to do it would have been to Google Sync my contacts into my Gmail from my BB then sync them to the EVO, but unfortunately, I can't do that now. The SIM in my BB is out thanks to my number transfer so no data, and I didn't have Google Sync installed.

    I have a little over 200 contacts in my BB, and as I'm sure you understand putting all of them in manually is near insanity. Anyone in the same boat as me? Any solutions to this or is a long night of manual contact switching in my future?


    Thanks guys!


    ~Cheers
     

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  2. gear.h34d.2012

    gear.h34d.2012 Well-Known Member
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    Ok, so I just transferred all of my contacts via bluetooth! Thing is, looks about half of them transferred without a number >_<
     
  3. htcevolee

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    transfer BB to Outlook express then connect Evo and sync with Outlook express =)
     
  4. twospirits

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    Nice tip. Moving over to tips section.

    TS
     
  5. hmeaders

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    When I picked up my EVO Friday from RS the guys there told me to go to the Sprint Store and they would transfer my contacts from my old phone to my EVO. Walked into Sprint store and they transferred for no charge and it took 5 minutes.
     
  6. htcevolee

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    Yes they usually have special software to do this. So that is definitely another option.
     
  7. jonschenk

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    I used Bluetooth. worked perfectly.
     
  8. fredsmith

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    Sprint did it for me. It was quick, efficient, and painless.
     
  9. Norril

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    I manage all my contacts in Outlook/Exchange, so no transfer needed. Just thought I'd post this if someone non-tech is thinking they need to do anything special. Exchange will sync up everything if your company uses it.
     
  10. mrkhone

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    i just had sprint do it since i was at the store
     
  11. tardmobile

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    Did it mostly this way myself.

    Export contacts to .csv, log into gmail, upload .csv, watch contacts rain down from the cloud

    The HTC sync app is messy and I don't like anything that looks like it needs to have a dozen processes running including "generic.exe" all the time. If you're not all paranoid about your contact information being "IN THE CLOUD" (seriously, buzzword of the year is getting really annoying), then just dump the .csv into your gmail and be done with it.
     
  12. k12rs

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    bluetooth file transfer worked for me
     
  13. Nerve

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    When I switched from my Blackberry I had them do it at the Sprint kiosk. It only took a few minutes. but I didnt have anywhere near 200 contacts.
     
  14. gear.h34d.2012

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    I got it "mostly" squared away. Still working on getting it all cleaned up. I just did it via Bluetooth. My problem now is half of the numbers I transferred, (it seems the ones that were linked with Facebook on my BB) transferred over without a number at all and my EVO for some reason still wants to link low res FB pics to my contacts. So annoying...
     
  15. Pinchy The Great

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    I just figured out a simple way to do this (just got my EVO 4G). In the Blackberry Desktop Software, I set up my organizer to sync my Address book to "Windows 7 (Contacts)" (this is Windows 7). In my windows contacts I edited out the ones I didn't want, then using HTCSync it was easy to sync the Windows contacts to my phone. Pretty simple.
     
  16. slugbug

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    Sprint. Easy, free, fast. I had several hundred contacts, too. Now they are all synced to Evo and Gmail contacts.
     
  17. skunkd

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    the easiest way possible is to sync your contacts with a gmail account from your blackberry. you do this through your BIS settings in email setup on the gmail account.

    then you just add your gmail to your android phone and all your contacts show up. simple as that.
     
  18. tundrawolf

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    Hello,

    I had a Blackberry 8350 that no longer works. I tried to sync my contacts (All 1,400 of them) but Gmail has a 1,000 contact limit and that did not work. I have the majority of the contacts within the BB manager. Is there a way to get them OUT of the BB manager and INTO the Evo? That would be my only option, as even Sprint said the BB could not be repaired.
     
  19. bigdaadio

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    I just moved to the Evo from bb-magically my 658 contracts were there...any ideas how?
     
  20. sharinlea

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    Either you had google sync installed on your BB and had forgotten. OR, if you bought the EVO in store, and handed the salesperson your BB at any point, they probably transferred them for you without asking.
     
  21. uniquenameEVO

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    Or...it was magic. :D
     
  22. tundrawolf

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    Nobody? When I say BB manager I mean the software that came with the BB 8530 on my computer, the desktop manager.
     
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  24. tisha1

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    I can not transfer my contacts from my blackerry curve to my htc evo. for one my blackberry is off, then my gmail had erased all my contacts then when i try to bluetooth it, it says the application people has stopped unexpectedly, i need help on this one because i want to bluetooth them
     
  25. Gutenburg

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    My situation:

    I have a Blackberry Curve 8900. I extensively used memos and contacts with some calendar thrown in.
    I bought a HTC One S. It was imperative that I move all my information to it. After a few experiments over two days, this is the best solution that I came across:

    I downloaded a trial version of Microsoft Office 2010 (Small Home and Office) on my Windows7 PC. You need Outlook to temporarily hold the memo, contact, and calendar information.

    Updated my Blackberry Desktop software on the same PC to version 7. Version 6 won't work. Synchronized my BB data to Outlook. Verified that all the information got into Outlook.

    Installed android-sync dot com "Note" app on the HTC One. Installed android-sync dot com Server on my PC. They make it look like it's free until you get into it. You'll later find out that it costs $30. It was worth it to me.

    After I installed it, I told it to synchronized memos, contacts, and calendar. On the HTC One, I use the included Calendar and Contacts apps. For memos, I use the android-sync dot com Note app.

    It synchronized the memos in a couple minutes. It synchronized everything else in seconds.
     
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