Backup of BlackBerry Contacts to Droid

paulrosenthal

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Hello everyone at Android Central,

As you see, I am very new here. I've been a member of the parter site Crackberry since November 2007, when I purchased a BlackBerry. Since then, I have dealt with the constant lag, terrible quailty control (think clickable screen Storm 1, trackball Tour, escape button Storm 2), constant replacements, and the like.

Yesterday my Storm 2 was acting up (go figure), I took it to the store, the man at the store said I would need a replacement. I told him about the problems with the BlackBerry over the last couple of years, and that I would like to switch to a Droid. He processed the order, and here I am with a new Droid. :D

Anyway, he tried to copy my contacts from my Storm 2 to the Droid to no avail. All I have now (all contacts) is a backup from Desktop Manager in the form of a .IPD. Does anyone know how I can get this backup file with my contacts onto my Droid? I have over 500 contacts for work and I cannot afford to lose them lol.

I appreciate ANY and ALL help.

Paul
 

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I too am a new Droid user ( 2 days) and i was able to get my contacts from my blackberry. I first set up a gmail account and exported my contacts to a separate csv file and then did an import to my gmail account and it transferred all my contacts. it even eliminated the duplicates. Hope this helps
 

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Go into your "music" application, find the song/sound (click on songs once you open the music app) that you wish to use and perform a "long" press on it. It will give you the option of using that tune as a ring tone.
 

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There is also the option of making your own ring tones. If you have actual mp3 ring tones simply create a folder on the root of your sd card labled "ringtones" and drag and drop the mp3 file to this folder.
 

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I too am a new Droid user ( 2 days) and i was able to get my contacts from my blackberry. I first set up a gmail account and exported my contacts to a separate csv file and then did an import to my gmail account and it transferred all my contacts. it even eliminated the duplicates. Hope this helps

Me too...coming from a Berry for the last 5 years. Can you please give me a step by step on this? I'm missing something. Much appreciated.
 

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I just came over to the Droid from a Blackberry Curve...I had a problem transfering my contacts over in the store so what I did was download Google Sync onto my Curve and logged into the same account I used for my Droid. I then set up Google Sync to sync my contacts with that google account and when it was finished my Droid automatically downloaded all my contacts. It did take a while for Google Sync to sync my contacts, but Blackberry's were having a network problem that day so that could have been the issue.
 

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Use Google Sync!! It's the easiest way to go to back up or transfer your contacts. You can't go wrong with google sync!
 

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Using Bluetooth and Google Contacts/Sync

My Blackberry Curve began having problems recognizing anything plugged into the mini-USB port, including the charger. Since my service contract was up, I took this as a great excuse to switch carriers and get a new Droid 2 Global from verizon, which I LOVE. Unfortunately my battery was quickly dying while I tried to figure out how to get my contacts onto my new phone without data service or USB recognition, and I no longer had the ability to recharge it.

Luckily I figured out that I could use the bluetooth function between the two phones (password 1234 worked for both devices), and one of the standard bluetooth options is to export your address book. I exported a vcf file of my address book to the Droid, which took almost no time or battery at all. Unfortunately when I tried to open the file, a window popped up with the following error:

Reading of vCard data has failed: Failed to parse vCard for unexpected reason (File ended during parsing BASE64 binary.)

I tried to open both google sync, and verizon's backup program and import it that way, but it wouldn't work with those either. I finally got smart and just emailed the file to myself. I opened the email and downloaded the file onto my computer, and then imported the contacts to my google account:

Contacts (upper left-hand corner), then Import Contacts (bottom of left-hand column), then browsed to where I stored the file, and had it add to My Contacts. It worked, and then google sync automatically updated my Droid's phonebook.

Solved!
Bluetooth -> Email -> Import to Contacts -> Sync to phone

Hope this help somebody
 

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