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Anyone here transferred the contacts from an old Blackberry to something modern?

mikeymikec

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A friend with an old-as-the-hills Blackberry Curve 8520 is looking to get a smartphone (likely Android). I've read that all the contacts can be transferred in one go over Bluetooth via a core phone feature, but somehow I doubt it's going to be that simple. There's too many contacts to type them back in by hand.
 

NutBucket

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You're probably right that the contacts would likely need to be send individually via BT. There's gotta be some way.

The web suggests you can export them from Desktop Manager on a PC. You may also check if the carrier store can help you as I'm sure it's (was) a common request.
 

cronos

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Many years ago I was using a Blackberry (definitely older than your 8520), and I already had my contact list synced with Google Contacts, so it wasn't a problem converting to a different phone.

You can probably look up a way to sync your current contact with Google Contacts directly (Google used to provide an app for this).

Edit: just to confirm, I double checked and it was an ultimate dinosaur, Blackberry 8703e which was released in 2006. Definitely older than the Curve.
 
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