04-29-2010 12:04 PM
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  1. MannyZ28's Avatar
    ...or any other modern Android device for that matter. For people that switched from the Pre to the Hero, how did it go?

    Did Android get confused by all those linked contacts? Did it automatically figure out what people were on facebook? Or does the facebook app do that automatically once you sign in for the first time?

    I have close to 500 contacts with addresses in my Pre, how good are the chances that I will see all those in tact once I get the Evo?
    04-20-2010 01:06 AM
  2. Eguy's Avatar
    I was thinking about this yesterday actually. I have my contacts split between my google contacts, facebook, and Palm Profile. What happens with the linked synergy?
    04-20-2010 02:51 AM
  3. ETjumps's Avatar
    I'd like to find this out too, I'm coming to Evo from Palm 700. How can I transfer my contacts , calender, memos to android?
    04-20-2010 06:43 AM
  4. kuhawksr1's Avatar
    Currenly a Pre users and my contacts, calendar, email are all stored in my Gmail account (personal) and my Exchange account (work). Since I'm not using Palm Profile for anything but backup, I anticipate no problems. Having my personal stuff in the cloud and my work stuff on a server in the company's data center, I figure I configure the EVO to sync with those sources and bam, all my contacts, email, calendar events are on the new device. Should be an easy transition. Now, if you've got contact info and the like stored in Palm Profile, I'm not sure what options you have for getting the data out but would highly suggest you move it elsewhere in the cloud ... somewhere not tied to a device (like the Palm Profile). For others with info stored locally on a handset, I'd sync to a PC to get it off the handset and then figure out a way to get it off the PC and in to the cloud somewhere (gmail (including contacts and calendar) is a great option). Realize it may not work for all and is easier said than done. I made the switch when I had the 800W.
    04-20-2010 09:45 AM
  5. dwhitman's Avatar
    I'd like to find this out too, I'm coming to Evo from Palm 700. How can I transfer my contacts , calender, memos to android?
    From a Treo 700, I'd use a migration tool to go from Palm Desktop up to a Google account. IIRC there are several options out there. When I was preparing to go from a Treo to my Pre I used Companionlink for Google and it worked great.

    I think it cost me $30, which seems a bit high for a one-time use. I was using it to sync a google calendar with my Palm desktop already though, so the price was already paid.

    If you export from Palm Desktop to a csv file, I think you can directly import that to Google contacts, although you might need to open in Excel and rearrange the column order to match what Google is expecting.
    04-20-2010 09:48 AM
  6. kuhawksr1's Avatar
    Oh and as for synergy bringing everything together under one contact ... I've read that contact linking of some sort is part of EVO but am not sure how it works and if it is part of Android 2.1, HTC's Sense UI or both. More info on how contacts, calendar events and email (all from both gmail and exchange sources) will appear on the EVO would be great. The Pre integrates these things very nicely.
    04-20-2010 09:52 AM
  7. djdisturbed's Avatar
    Its going to be easy for my, all my contects are in gmail or facebook, google docs and everything else is synced to my mac w/ missing sync and doubletwist. One thing i learned a long time ago, when being a "first adopter" of a device (got my pre on launch day) never put all your eggs in one basket, so i never used my palm profile for anything.
    04-20-2010 01:57 PM
  8. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    Well, last I checked, both phone have a usb port, so pretty easy (Those cellbrite systems you read about do this). They will do it free in the store... or you can save all your contacts from your Palm Profile to google pretty easily from the phone. I haven't touched a pre enough in 5 months to remember how to do that, and I've had all my contacts in a google account longer since Synergy decided to take a crap and lose all my contacts... every last one of them.
    04-20-2010 02:01 PM
  9. Eguy's Avatar
    There is a patch to export all to a vcard and email. I did that today, and I got all of my contacts off my Pre pretty easily (I'll miss preware on the EVO, that's for sure).
    04-20-2010 07:41 PM
  10. fr4nk1yn's Avatar
    I'm expecting it to be real easy as mentioned. All my stuff is in gmail.
    One thing for sure it has to be easier than getting my contacts ON the Pre o:
    04-20-2010 09:49 PM
  11. hockey4life0099's Avatar
    k, i have all of my contacts, including my FB contacts on my gmail. im not too familair with how this is gonna go with android. does android also have some sort of thing that pulls your facebook contacts?
    04-20-2010 10:46 PM
  12. Complex Pants's Avatar
    I just use Google contacts so I am good.
    04-21-2010 12:11 AM
  13. Complex Pants's Avatar
    k, i have all of my contacts, including my FB contacts on my gmail. im not too familair with how this is gonna go with android. does android also have some sort of thing that pulls your facebook contacts?
    Sense UI does.
    04-21-2010 12:11 AM
  14. SHO_ONE#IM's Avatar
    ...or any other modern Android device for that matter. For people that switched from the Pre to the Hero, how did it go?

    Did Android get confused by all those linked contacts? Did it automatically figure out what people were on facebook? Or does the facebook app do that automatically once you sign in for the first time?

    I have close to 500 contacts with addresses in my Pre, how good are the chances that I will see all those in tact once I get the Evo?
    If this has been posted/answered already, sorry....

    On your pre, install the "send all contacts via email patch."

    Once installed, send all your contacts to an email of choice.

    Once you have sent the contacts to that email address via vcard.zip file save it to a folder and unzip it in that folder.

    Go to your Gmail account, go to the contacts section, and import your unzipped vcard. Boom Done!

    I hope this helped
    04-21-2010 07:56 AM
  15. bdizzel1982's Avatar
    Google Sync for the win I started using it back on my first BB and continued when I switched to my iPhone so downloading my contacts will be a breeze
    04-21-2010 11:24 AM
  16. nextelfixer's Avatar
    ...or any other modern Android device for that matter. For people that switched from the Pre to the Hero, how did it go?

    Did Android get confused by all those linked contacts? Did it automatically figure out what people were on facebook? Or does the facebook app do that automatically once you sign in for the first time?

    I have close to 500 contacts with addresses in my Pre, how good are the chances that I will see all those in tact once I get the Evo?
    You can easily transfer all your contacts from your Pre to your new phone. Just stop by any Sprint ASC (authorized service center) and let them hook up your two units to their cellebrite. We have one and can transfer from just about any phone to any other phone. And the best thing is that Sprint picks up the tab for the data transfer. It is free to all customers. Hope this helps
    04-21-2010 02:07 PM
  17. Cliffs71's Avatar
    I had the Sprint store do it for me when I switched from the Pre to the Hero (and will be upgrading to the EVO day one). Unfortunately, only my phone numbers transfered over. Email addresses were a not carried over for some reason. I had to manually reenter them from my Pre.

    But boy was I glad to get rid of the Pre. Generally loved WebOS, but the hardware quality on that thing was pathetic. The Hero (and I'm assuming the EVO) are the first phones that don't make me miss my old iPhone.
    04-24-2010 11:47 AM
  18. jpdaballa's Avatar
    if you have a pre and you contacts are under palms cloud, you can go to any sprint store and they can transfer all your contacts to google if you have a gmail account.

    thats what I did
    04-24-2010 04:45 PM
  19. hockey4life0099's Avatar
    im sure itll be easy for me to pull my contacts (i have em all on gmail) what im worried about is profile linking. palm pre has all contact numbers linked together really well. i hoping android does something simalar. i dont want to have the same contact in 8 different places.
    04-24-2010 05:59 PM
  20. Eguy's Avatar
    im sure itll be easy for me to pull my contacts (i have em all on gmail) what im worried about is profile linking. palm pre has all contact numbers linked together really well. i hoping android does something simalar. i dont want to have the same contact in 8 different places.
    Sense and Android have something similar. It's not as good as Synergy, but it works.
    04-24-2010 09:36 PM
  21. fr4nk1yn's Avatar
    Since we're on the subject. Windows Mobile had a lot of contact info that I filled in since I forget things like children's names, birthdays, etc.
    A lot of that was lost with WebOS, How does Android compare?
    04-24-2010 11:15 PM
  22. sel1965's Avatar
    I went from the Pre to the Hero without issue. Just typed in my gmail email address and boom, it was done. Too Easy!
    04-25-2010 11:30 AM
  23. MannyZ28's Avatar
    I went from the Pre to the Hero without issue. Just typed in my gmail email address and boom, it was done. Too Easy!
    Sure, but for us that don't have all their contacts in Gmail, it won't be that easy.
    04-25-2010 02:28 PM
  24. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    Option 1: cellbrite
    Option 2: install patch on webos phone
    Option 3: do it from a computer, gmail allows you to import vcards
    04-25-2010 02:58 PM
  25. doublebullout's Avatar
    One thing -- well, about the only thing -- that I still miss about the Pre is the unified contacts view. Android doesn't handle this well at all. I have 3 separate contacts entries for many of my contacts: Phone, Exchange, and Google. Android doesn't combine them all like Synergy does.
    04-25-2010 09:36 PM
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