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BlackBerry® All-in-One For Dummies® by Dante Sarigumba, Tim Calabro, Robert Kao, William Petz

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Chapter 5. Transferring Data to a New BlackBerry

In This Chapter

  • Switching from an old BlackBerry to a new BlackBerry

  • Switching from a PDA to a BlackBerry

Wouldn't it be nice if you could just make one device's data available to another? That's the future. But right now, RIM wants to make switching devices as painless as possible. That's why an application called Device Switch Wizard is part of the suite of applications in BlackBerry Desktop Manager.

In this chapter, we cover how to move data from one device to another. First, we show you how to transfer from an old BlackBerry to a new one. Then it's on to how to switch from another PDA device (such as Palm or Windows Mobile) to a BlackBerry. Read on to master the art of the switch.

Switching to a New BlackBerry

Switching from an older BlackBerry to your new BlackBerry is no big deal. When you want to transfer application data (e-mails and contacts, for example) to your new BlackBerry, BlackBerry Desktop Manager's Device Switch Wizard backs up your old BlackBerry and loads that backup to your new device. If you don't have BlackBerry Desktop Manager installed, you can visit Book IV, Chapter 1 to guide you through the process of downloading and installing the software.

The following steps help you transition from your old BlackBerry smartphone to your new one with ease:

  1. On your PC, choose Start

    Switching to a New BlackBerry

    The Desktop Manager screen opens, where you can ...

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