Upgrading from Blackberry
So im completely new to this forum, coming from a blackberry storm 2. I plan on upgrading to the X when it comes out. Just a quick question, does anyone know if there is a way to get all of my info (contacts, messages, etc.) from the blackberry to the droid? thanks all
- 06-27-2010, 08:08 PM #2
- 06-27-2010, 08:34 PM #3
Like mentioned, I set up a gmail account, installed Google Sync on my BB Storm and once that was done it saved all of my contacts and calendar info. My messages - emails and such- were not so I plan to transfer those via SD card once I upgrade to the X. There is also a good article on this site that talks about going from BB to Android. It was very helpful.
- 06-28-2010, 12:48 AM #4
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- 06-28-2010, 11:55 AM #6
Changing From BB to Android
FIRST POST...Coming to Android from a BB Tour. Love BB but like many, I am tired of battery pulls and OS hangups. I had a DINC that was to be shipped on 7/9 but canceled it due to all the talk of screens, delayed ship dates, and of course...Droid X! For anyone told that you can't cancel or that you have to pay a restock fee even before it ships...be persistent. I kindly explained my concerns to VZW CS and they allowed me to cancel and not pay a restock fee. They were even going to call me when the X launched so I could order but will probably order online or pre order at Best Buy. I have always dealt with VZW directly but left to wonder if Best Buy is a better option. Any downside to Best Buy? How are returns handled? Thanks in advance...looking forward to the X!
- 06-28-2010, 11:55 AM #7
I'm making the switch from a 9630 to the X. The Tour was my first smartphone. As you can see it left a very bad taste in my mouth when it comes to RIM, so I'm jumping ship.
As others have stated, I've already backed up all my contacts with Google Sync. The messages I'm not too worried about. Everything else (ringtones, pictures, etc.) I'll just pull off my BB onto my PC via USB/SD if I feel the need to. I really just plan on starting from scratch with nothing but my contacts so the switch isn't a huge process for me.
- 06-28-2010, 11:57 AM #8
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- 06-29-2010, 09:55 AM #13
Blackberry Tour user here, soon to convert to the Droid X. Been playing with a Motorola Droid and loving the Android OS.
Outlook is the center of my biz world, which Blackberry seamlessly sync'd though needed to connect to my PC. Here's a great solution I've used that works great sync'd Outlook's contacts and calendar, and without needed to physically connect to a PC, CompanionLink at Google Android sync | Sync Droid, Nexus One, and CLIQ with PC software like Outlook.
You can have it auto sync at your defined time interval, along with having a separate PC desktop icon when mouse clicked, will force an immediate sync. Basically, it sync's Outlook to a Gmail account. That Gmail account wirelessly sync's to the Droid, typically within a few minutes.
Have fun with the transition from RIM to Android.
- 06-29-2010, 09:57 AM #14
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- 06-29-2010, 02:49 PM #16
haha I got my stupid BB Curve 8330 just a few months before the Tour and the Droid came out!!! I should have waited but my hubby's phone broke so I took his early upgrade and he took my EnV 2!! LOL He recently used my 2 yr upgrade and now I am going to use his annual upgrade again to get the X!! I cannot wait to get off of the RIM OS. I didnt mind it at first but after awhile the lack of being able to do much gets very annoying!!! I dont know how much longer I can wait..... I have been obsessively been researching the X!!! LOL
- 06-29-2010, 02:55 PM #17
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- 06-29-2010, 03:09 PM #19
I've been back and forth so many times between a Storm/Tour/Droid/Nexus One I have lost track. Every time I switch I miss the one I had before. Blackberry devices are great...Android devices are great. I've just accepted the fact I'm a gadget ***** and will never be happy.
- 06-29-2010, 03:17 PM #20
Honestly, I loved my Storm early on, but after Verizon wasted no time popping out the Storm 2 in less than a year after the first one was released as an "iPhone" killer, I realized I bought into the hype.
Match that with the fact that this phone hasn't seen more than one official OS update, and RIM's "app world" being a joke, I'm not saddened to leave behind BB.
- 06-29-2010, 03:21 PM #21
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- 06-29-2010, 04:17 PM #23
+1 on the battery pulls. I have the original Storm and without any 3rd party apps I am pulling the battery at least 2-3 times a day to stop memory leaks. Usually I hover around 20mb on a good day, but it usually dwindles down to 7 by the afternoon.
I hope VZW will let me use my NE2 even though my upgrade isn't until October. But July 16 is my b-day...
- 06-29-2010, 04:19 PM #24
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I've gotta say: This is really great to see that I am not alone in this. I got a Pearl several years ago and when the Storm 2 dropped I had to have it. The perfect touch device. All problems from gen 1 fixed, right? Sure, it was passable for a while, but as time has gone on I have exhausted my patience reservoir with the antiquated technology, battery pulls, 20-minute re-boots, bare-bones app world, non-existent social networking integration, and sub-dial up browsing speeds. Opera Mini helped, but it was a band aid over an artery slice. Then said Storm 2 got stolen two weeks ago and Verizon upgraded me over a year early so I could get a new phone at the sign up rate to replace the jacked one as a thanks for ten years onboard (note: Verizon rules). The CS rep strongly advised me to get an Incredible, but I stubbornly stuck with the Storm 2 and have regretted it every day since. I've been doing research like crazy and seeing how I've got two weeks left to return this BB and use the payment towards anything else, it is time. The truth is clear: Droid is the future, and to deny that is just silly. These things have barely even left beta and what they can do already is astounding.
To confirm, I went to a Verizon store this afternoon to try an Incredible and just shook my head as it absolutely blazed...at everything...and looked positively gorgeous while doing so. I couldn't even keep up with it. So, July 15th, I will be rocking a Droid X. BB, it has been fun, and you really got my feet wet with smart phones, but like any padawan who has reached the ceiling it is time to level up.
People, I apologize in advance, but I am new here and will probably be bombarding the Droid masters regularly about all kinds of stuff, such as rooting (!), tethering, themes, wallpaper, etc. And don't worry: I know how to use the search function.