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Transfer *raw* vCard from Blackberry to Galaxy S using Bluetooth

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  1. twinbee

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    I am transferring a contact from my Blackberry phone to my Samsung Galaxy S I9000. I need to use Bluetooth as the other options fail me for now.

    The problem is - when I transfer a contact, Android tries to be 'helpful' and it goes straight into my Galaxy contacts, when I want the raw .vcf text file instead. Is there some way to bypass this and get at the raw file?
     

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    Normally it should went straight to your Download or Received Files Folder... Any default actions enabled for the contact app or do you click on the notification in the notification bar?
     
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    Thanks. It doesn't throw up any option, just puts it straight into contacts. Maybe the Galaxy S has an option to do some other default action? I looked in download and received folders, but no luck.

    If it's anything like Outlook, I think it has special cases for things like vCards, calender items, and emails which go through its 'special' system, but I wish I could disable that.
     
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    If it does so, you could take a detour over your PC by sending the .vcf to your computer and then copy it onto your phone via USB.
     
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    Unfortunately, I have exactly the same problem moving it over to the PC, but with it going to Outlook automatically. The problem is I need the original vCard for programming purposes, as Android (or Outlook) will alter the vCard in transition.
     
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    Do you sync your contacts somehow? Via Exchange Server or BlackBerry Suite?
     
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    Not sure about Suite, but BlackBerry Desktop Software only exports CSV afaik. I try to export the vCard using Bluetooth from the blackberry phone itself.
     

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