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How to sync contacts from Blackberry to Samsung
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Never ever give up. That’s how I am when it comes to gadget problems, even if it means sleeping at 3 AM to find a solution.
I consider myself a techie. Not a major techie, but a good enough one. I am grateful for times I don’t have to bug another human being for my tech problems.
The most recent one I had was how to move 900 contacts from my Blackberry 9900 to my Samsung K-Zoom.

I am one of the last Blackberry users I know. I loved my Blackberry because of its touchscreen and raised QWERTY keyboard combination. But when my Blackberry started to hang everyday, even after deleting many photos, messages and apps, I decided to give it up and switch to Samsung K-Zoom.

Samsung Galaxy K zoom

Problem was I didn’t know how to move the contacts. I started thinking about how to do it—first by trying the Blackberry desktop app (doesn’t work) and Googling. But nothing online worked for me.
I tried other options using my Mac and USB, Mac and bluetooth, and NFC between phones. None them worked.
Finally after many hours, I tried the simplest solution which worked:

1) Turn on Bluetooths of both Blackberry and Samsung
2) On your Blackberry click Options (it looks like a wrench)

Blackberry Options

3) Go to Network and Connections
4) Click on Bluetooth and pair your Blackberry with the Samsung through Add New Device
5) Choose the Samsung device on your Blackberry and press the bellybutton of your Blackberry.

select your Samsung

You will see this screen

Transfer contacts

6) Click on Transfer Contacts and watch all your Blackberry contacts move to your Samsung phone. It works!

Transferring contacts

So now I have to figure out what is the best way to clean up my Contacts because it has so many duplicates.
Later!

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hi ms. c, i also own a k zoom, i would like to ask, where did you buy your jelly case?

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CVS Reply:

hi don! i got mine from Amazon.com

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Steelsheen

i was just wondering, as a self proclaimed techie– you never heard of the new Blackberry 10 smartphones? the flagship phone– the Blackberry Q10– was already available since last year. its what i use and have no regrets making the jump from the Samsung Note. this year they have released the Blackberry Passport, which i plan to be getting as well. its funny, i being a woman of IT, am amazed at how you held onto the Bold 9900 (an excellent phone at its heyday) but didnt go for the Q10. [Reply]CVS Reply:November 13th, 2014 at 12:10 PMI have tried… Read more »

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Hindi ka nag-iisa—Vince and I still have BBs! But I have an iPhone, too (thanks, Smart!). Vince will move to the Xiaomi.

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dog1ph

since you’re now using android get a gmail account, synch your device with google mail services, which in turn will also synch your contacts, go to your gmail account online (on your mac or pc), open it and on the top left where it says Gmail there’s a small arrow you click on to reveal contacts and and tasks…click on contacts, click on more and choose find and merge duplicates

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Keyser Soze

Thanks, CVS. I gave up on my Blackberry last week but I have been holding on to it as a phonebook.

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CVS Reply:

you’re welcome

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Alvin

Wow techblogger na din pala itong si Ms C. Congrats! Hehe.

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CVS Reply:

lol

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