Yesterday, a client of mine had received a new BlackBerry v7.1 smartphone as an early Valentine’s Day gift from her lover. She was using a much older BlackBerry running v5.0 and needed to switch to the new device. Fortunately for her, BlackBerry Desktop software has a feature named Device Switch built in. This feature makes switching from one BlackBerry smartphone to another a seamless, hassle-free exercise.
Here is the process:
– Launch BlackBerry Desktop Software
– Connect your current phone
– On BlackBerry Desktop Software, select Device Switch
– Let the Desktop Software back the device up
– Disconnect your current device and connect the replacement device
– BlackBerry Desktop transfers your data to your new device
At the end of the exercise, EVERYTHING was properly copied over from the current device to the new one. Contacts, calendar entries, BBM Contacts and chats, email accounts…. everything. Now, I am wondering if this feature will work for switching between older generation BlackBerry smartphones to new BlackBerry 10 devices. Hopefully, we shall find out soon.
Oh! And if you’re into mushy love and all that, HAPPY VALENTINE’s DAY!!!! I just wish I had a lover who would buy me a Val gift too. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class. I hear there’s a Valentine’s special offer starting at N8.9 million. Only.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.