New PocketMac utility helps out RIM-to-iPhone switchers

New PocketMac utility helps out RIM-to-iPhone switchers

Summary: Information Appliance Associates on Tuesday released BerryMover, an app can bring Blackberry data files over to the iPhone.

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Information Appliance Associates on Tuesday released BerryMover, an app can bring Blackberry data files over to the iPhone.

BerryMover opens the Blackberry backup file and can recover calendars, contacts, tasks, notes, email messages and text messages for the iPhone. The company said owners can "import as many backup files as you want."

Developer and PocketMac co-founder Tim Goggin told me that there was increasing demand for this Blackberry-to-iPhone migration utility. His company previously created the Mac-Blackberry sync software.

"We developed the app because a lot of people are moving away from the BlackBerry to their iPhone," he said. "Overall, I think it shows how seriously business takes the iPhone that so many people are migrating from BlackBerry to it."

He described the development process as tough, especially getting the iPhone to work with BlackBerry backups, he added.

The software cost $9.99.

Topics: Mobile OS, Data Management, Hardware, iPhone, Mobility, BlackBerry

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  • RE: New PocketMac utility helps out RIM-to-iPhone switchers

    I bought it based on these glowing reports. My experience was that it moved my contacts with half of the correct labels, half incorrect, plus it added a new field (Home Fax - Default) to all of my contact entries.

    Secondly, none of my calendar was moved, even after following the instructions at their support site.

    Thirdly, it doesn't move tasks, memos, sms messages or phone call logs.

    Sorry ZDnet... you really screwed up on this one.
    illbeback
    • RE: New PocketMac utility helps out RIM-to-iPhone switchers

      @illbeback Sorry to hear about your experience. Perhaps contact the developer, who appears to be responsive to user issues?

      david m.
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    Compared to a Blackberry an iPhone is a very limited device. What's the point of syncing all your email when an iPhone will only show you 200 max in your inbox?
    Many other items such as multiple contact folders and others are just not supported.
    Maybe with iPhone 5...
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