How to make a Blackberry backup file transfer to an iPhone?
May 9, 2010 3:42 PM Subscribe
How do I get a Blackberry backup file (.ipd extension) onto a new iPhone? The Blackberry itself has up and disappeared.
posted by charmedimsure to technology (5 answers total)
The boyfriend lost his Blackberry a couple days ago. He had Verizon service, but was no longer under contract.
He has been coveting an iPhone for a while and would like to switch to AT&T and an iPhone. We're worried about getting his huge store of contacts on there, though, and are hesitant to make the switch before we know it's possible.
I have found the backup files he created in Blackberry Desktop Manager and poked around in the program a little bit. I'm not seeing any way to transfer a backup to a non-Blackberry device, or even a way to view the contacts so we could (wurg) type them in manually. I thought maybe I could transfer it into his copy of Outlook Express and work from there or something, but I can't make OE see the files as anything it can use.
Ideas? Am I being dumb and missing some obvious "save as" or "view" button in the program? Is there a solution?