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    Importing Contacts into Android:

    Contacts can be added to your device using Gmail.

    Contacts need to be exported as a Comma Seperated Value (.CSV) file then imported into the primary Gmail account. Contacts will synchronize automatically to the device.

    Determine the location of existing contacts, export them to a CSV file then import into Gmail.

    See the following post on how to accomplish this for different devices.
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    BlackBerry:

    1. Synchronize the device to Outlook, Entourage or Macintosh Address Book.
    2. Export contacts from Outlook, Entourage or Macintosh Address Book to a CSV file.
    3. Import the contacts to Gmail per next post.


    Windows Mobile:

    1. Synchronize the device to Outlook.
    2. Export contacts to a CSV file.
    3. Import the contacts to Gmail per next post.


    Palm OS:

    1. Synchronize to Palm Desktop or Outlook.
    2. Export contacts from Palm Desktop or Outlook to a CSV file.
    3. Import the contacts to Gmail per next post.


    Regular handset device using Verizon's Backup Assistant service (must be VZW customer):

    1. Ensure Backup Assistant is installed on the original device.
    2. Back up contacts.
    3. Export contacts to a CSV file via the Backup Assistant Web portal.
    4. Import contacts to Gmail per next post.
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    1.) From a computer, launch an Internet browser then navigate to the Gmail website.

    2.) Sign in with the Gmail account username and password.



    3.) Click Contacts.



    4.) Click Import.



    5. Click Choose File / Browse.



    6. Select the desired .CSV / vCard file then click Choose / Open.



    7. Click Import.



    8. Click OK.
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    it's helpful
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    This is going to be really helpful when I convert my contacts from Palm.
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    Thanks for the thread. I'm still a little confused. I'd like to import my Outlook contacts, from my Vista computer, to an accessable file on my Droid IIG. I don't wan't it in my Droid contacts. Is this possible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cory Streater View Post
    Importing Contacts into Android:

    Contacts can be added to your device using Gmail.

    Contacts need to be exported as a Comma Seperated Value (.CSV) file then imported into the primary Gmail account. Contacts will synchronize automatically to the device.

    Determine the location of existing contacts, export them to a CSV file then import into Gmail.

    See the following post on how to accomplish this for different devices.
    I attempted to synch my BB contacts to my outlook address book and it acts like its doing it but when I check there's nothing in outlook. I've tried changing the setting from 2 way, 1 way, device overides, etc. Whats funny is my outlook address book is empty because I always use Outlook express. I wanted it to go to outlook so the contacts would be strictly whats on my phone.
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    love using the google sync- set it and forget it
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    Default Re: Importing Contacts from WM/iPhone/Palm/BB or other device

    I had an exchange email (connected to my Atrix) with hundreds of contacts and have been laid off from the job that provided it. Now, I don't have access to the exchange server. I have all the contacts on my phone, but they are still "exchange" contacts, how can I now (since they are not on a computer) import them into gmail?
    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by BigBlackAv; 08-22-2011 at 10:57 AM. Reason: added info
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    Default Re: Importing Contacts from WM/iPhone/Palm/BB or other device

    I have no problem exporting my contacts from Outlook to .csv, however, when I import them into GMail, the names don't show. The contacts list lists the name of the company and a phone number, but no contact name.

    When I look into the contact details, it shows the contact name in the Notes section. Is there a particular order that information should be in?

    Thanks.
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    wondering if you give tutoring to new/old users...I just got the optimus Q from straight talk...discovered rooting and wondering if this is my issue with not being able to put my company email in sync/ is it a certificate malfunction. ?????? confused and I am unwilling to brick my phone...

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