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Blackberry® For Dummies®, 4th Edition by Dante Sarigumba, Robert Kao

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Chapter 18. Switching Devices

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. Right now, RIM (Research in Motion) wants to make switching devices as painless as possible. That's why Device Switch Wizard is part of the suite of applications in BlackBerry Desktop Manager.

Device Switch exists only in the Windows version of BlackBerry Desktop Manager. If you are a Mac user, you may skip this chapter.

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, Device Switch Wizard backs up your old BlackBerry and loads that backup to your new device.

On your PC, the following steps help you transition from your old device to your new BlackBerry:

  1. On your PC, choose Start

    Switching to a New BlackBerry
    All Programs
    Switching to a New BlackBerry
    BlackBerry
    Switching to a New BlackBerry
    Desktop Manager
    .

    The Desktop Manager screen opens, displaying Device Switch Wizard, as shown in Figure 18-1.

  2. Click the Device Switch Wizard icon.

    The Device Switch Wizard screen lets you choose whether to switch ...

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