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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.

Meet my BlackBerry’s BFF
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So I finally found out who gave me the MILI charger I love so much—it was a gift from Bridges PR.
So grateful I was for this useful present, I wrote about here.

MiLi + BlackBerry

After raving about it, the importer of MILI products sent me more swag: a PowerStar charger, a Native Union video memo pad, and another MILI, which my husband is now using 🙂


My favorite thing is the Power Star, which fully charges my BlackBerry when the battery is drained. It’s more powerful than the MILI, which only powers maybe a quarter of my phone’s battery.

power star_BB

It looks like a black iPhone (only smaller), has two built in adaptors—one to recharge through USB; the other a micro-USB to power your phone. At the moment, the Power Star is only a micro-USB charger, so it only works for Blackberry, HTC, Samsung.

power star

What I don’t like about it is it’s incredibly difficult to pull out the USB plug—it’s a bit tight. Other than that, I LOVE the gadget. It has gotten me out of many panic attacks when my BlackBerry becomes low batt.
Reasonably priced at Php 1,795 PowerStar is available at SM Department Store, Rustan’s Department Store and gadget stores such as Mobile 1, Gamestop, Planet Gadgets, Globotel, and more.
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For product inquiries, email: or contact (0917) 575-4812.

Five new BlackBerry 7 phones in stores today
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MANILA—Research In Motion (RIM) releases five new BlackBerry® smartphone models today, based on the BlackBerry® 7 Operating System.

1. BlackBerry Bold 9790
Combines touch screen, QWERTY keyboard and precise optical trackpad in a narrow design, with the BlackBerry 7 OS, 1 GHz processor, 8GB of onboard memory and an expandable memory card slot that supports up to 32 GB of additional storage.

2. All-Touch BlackBerry Curve 9380
The first touch screen smartphone in the BlackBerry Curve family features a 3.2” display and comes with preinstalled social networking apps, including BBM™, Facebook®, Twitter™ and Social Feeds apps. Features a 5MP camera with flash and video.

3. BlackBerry Torch 9810 with Touch Display and Slide-Out Keyboard
Features the new BlackBerry 7 OS, a large 3.2” touch display, and distinctive BlackBerry keyboard that easily slides out to allow faster typing.
2 BlackBerry Torch 9810

4. All-Touch BlackBerry Torch 9860
Features a 3.7” display, the largest ever on a BlackBerry smartphone, optimized for displaying web pages, photos, videos, and powerful gaming experiences.
1 BlackBerry Torch 9860

5. BlackBerry Bold 9900 Smartphone in Pure White
The premium BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone is now available in Pure White. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone yet at only 10.5mm. Offers the perfect union of a high performance keyboard and touch display.
1 BlackBerry Bold 9900 White

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 out October 7
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Shucks, I should’ve waited.
Research In Motion (RIM) recently launched the new BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 smartphone in the Philippines.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone is expected to be available in the Philippines on October 7, 2011  from all carriers and authorized retail channels. It will retail for PHP 31,690, inclusive of 24 months warranty.

BlackBerry Bold 9900 Photo3

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone at only 10.5mm, and the first to offer both a high performance keyboard and touch display integrated within the iconic BlackBerry Bold design.
The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 is also the first BlackBerry smartphone to include built-in support for NFC (Near Field Communications), a new technology that is enabling many new and exciting capabilities, including the ability to pair with NFC-enabled accessories or read SmartPoster tags with a simple tap of the smartphone.

BlackBerry Bold 9900 Photo4

Hastings Singh, Vice President, South Asia at RIM, said: “We are very excited to be bringing the highly-anticipated BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone to the Philippines. This powerful new smartphone offers a best-in-class mobile communications experience together with faster browsing, richer multimedia and improved overall performance.”

BlackBerry® 7, the operating system for the new BlackBerry Bold 9900, introduces a next generation BlackBerry browser with a significantly faster, more fluid web browsing experience that is among the best in the industry.
Combining the dramatically improved performance of the advanced WebKit browser engine together with the powerful hardware enhancements in the BlackBerry Bold 9900 delivers browsing results that are up to 40% faster than BlackBerry® 6 based smartphones and up to 100% faster than BlackBerry® 5 based smartphones*.

BlackBerry Bold 9900 Photo2

Additional enhancements to this next generation BlackBerry browser have also optimized zooming and panning for smoother web navigation and optimized HTML5 performance for incredible gaming and video experiences.
The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 also features Liquid Graphics™ technology, combining a dedicated high-performance graphics processor with a blazingly fast CPU and stunning high resolution display to deliver a highly responsive touch interface with incredibly fast and smooth graphics.

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