BlackBerry 10 app lets you transfer content from your current 'Berry to the Android flavored Priv

BlackBerry 10 app lets you transfer content from your current 'Berry to the Android flavored Priv
If you've been a BlackBerry lifer, the prospect of picking up all the content from your BlackBerry 10 device and moving on to Android might have you wavering about a purchase of the BlackBerry Priv. But the manufacturer is making the process easier, thanks to an app available in BlackBerry World. Called the BlackBerry Content Transfer app, it can be installed on your current BB10 phone.

The content that the app will help you move includes: Contacts, Calendar, Pictures, Videos, Music, Text messages (SMS), Notes, Tasks, Documents and Email accounts.  The app works with BlackBerry 10 handsets running on BlackBerry 10.2.1 or higher, and is a free download. The BlackBerry Content Transfer app is just 2MB in size.

While the app gets installed on your current BlackBerry device, most likely there will be a special app that you will need to install on your Priv from the Google Play Store. The Android based slider will launch on November 6th.


source: BlackBerryWorld via Crackberry

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  • Display 5.4" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 18 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3410 mAh

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11 Comments

1. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

yai! just like Transfer My Data on Lumia devices! glad to see a second user doing so (hopefully it will apply to other OEMs).

2. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

And Move to IOS on iPhones, and Smart Switch on Samsung devices.

3. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Good for them, I never said they were the only ones.

4. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Moto migrate

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22396; Member since: May 28, 2014

This can also be done via BlackBerry Lync, but your previous BlackBerry's info would already have to have been stored there via computer. I'm curious to see stats on just how many BB10/BBOS.x users use this, considering how divided the BlackBerry community is over the Priv.

8. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I can't understand why the BB community would be divided. The only caveat is whether they've truly made Android secure. I've always had BlackBerrys for their quality, unrivaled cellular radios, the keyboard and the UX. It's no secret OS10 users are implementing Android apps. Let's not kid ourselves, native BB apps have always been high on function but they look like they were designed by kindergarteners. The eBay app on legacy OS7 looked like an afterthought and that's just one example. I like BlackBerry handsets for what they offer. If, and that's a big if, they can make the Android experience work on the Priv, I'm in. Just waiting on an announcement from the UnCarrier.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22396; Member since: May 28, 2014

The community is divided because lots of them feel like BlackBerry going Android means the end of BB10. You can't blame them for feeling that way when BlackBerry has, until recently, been so tight lipped about what's going on with BB10. And with no new BB10 handsets in the pipeline currently, it's no wonder that they feel that way. And I personally know of many BB10 users that don't use Android apps on their BB10 handsets at all. And it's true, apps on other platforms generally look better than on the BB10 platform, but there are some exceptions, like Blaq (awesome Twitter client), Inst10 and iGrann (Instagram clients with more features than the Instagram app), and a few others. I personally don't really use my Passport of Classic for apps anymore, with the exception of Blaq, and BBM, of course. I enjoy BlackBerry handsets for what they offer as well, but I still think that BB10 offers the best experience for me. However, I will be getting the Priv to replace my S6 Edge+. Waiting on T-Mobile as well.

10. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

Yeah it's because they don't want BB10 to end. I personally loved BB10. If they somehow got Google Play Services on BB10, I'd definitely go back. Until then, I'll be using my BB Priv (when it get delivered) and my iPhone 6S Plus.

6. himeshshah

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

Is it possible to transfer Data from Lumia or Symbian Phone to Priv? If so, how?

11. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

If there's an app to do that on the Google Play Store, then it's possible. I'm too lazy to check :P.

7. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

You can transfer over all those apps! Oh wait......well maybe that Amazon app store thing. LOL

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