1. kristicat12's Avatar
    hi everyone,
    forgive me if this topic doesnt fit here, but i tried to post on the general howto forum and it was forbidding me for some reason? something about my accounting awaiting activation but i have been had it for months now and have posted several times. anyway, im helping my boss with his new curve (setting up/transfering etc).

    he has an old blackberry and i truthfully don't know what model it is .. but its black and the buttons are grey and more "separated". its quite thicker and wider too. what he has asked me to help him with today is .. he is trying to transfer some addresses from his old bb to his new one. i have already loaded on his contacts (he has lots!) from outlook on his computer .. but he says there were a few that he manually entered into his old bb that might be more "current" versions of the some of the contacts on his outlook address book. he now wants to override those from outlook by somehow getting the contacts from his old bb and adding them to the contacts on his new curve. i have NO idea how to do this and im a little apprehensive cause i dont want to undo all of the transferring of contacts via outlook that i have done. my question is (sorry for being so confusing) .. is it possible to take contacts from an old blackberry and use the computer software that came with the new curve to add them? again, apologize for insanely confusing description!

    thanks in advance!
    01-30-09 11:18 AM
  2. BlackBerryBob's Avatar
    .. is it possible to take contacts from an old blackberry and use the computer software that came with the new curve to add them? again, apologize for insanely confusing description!

    thanks in advance!
    Try using the Desktop Manager's Change Device Wizard. It will basically copy everything on the older BB to the new one.
    01-30-09 11:28 AM
  3. wallpaperguy's Avatar
    Sorry if I missed something in your post but Ijust upgraded from a pearl to a curve and it was as simple as backing up the old phone using desktop manager then using the "switch to a new device" option in desktop manager. In a few minutes everything including my custom settings were transfered to my new phone. I have no knowledge of any of the "old " blackberries so that might not work with them?
    Hope this helps.
    TP

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    01-30-09 11:29 AM
  4. kristicat12's Avatar
    thanks for the replies! maybe i will try the "switch to new device" thing and hope it works for more "dated" blackberry models. also, can i be certain that when i do this .. my already transfered bb contacts from outlook will remain the same? i don't really wanna mess with previous settings and whatnot as my boss has already tweaked his settings on his new curve (i wouldnt want the old bb settings to override these). is there a way to do it with say, just selecting contacts/address book .. and without having settings, etc transfer too? thanks!
    01-30-09 12:27 PM
  5. Heresy's Avatar
    I dont know what version of desktop manager you have right now. But if you run desktop manager and go to synchronize then configuration you can chenge the settings to export your contacts directly with outlook. Just set the configuration up as you prefer. This way your old blackberry settings wont affect the new one.
    01-30-09 05:52 PM
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