I finally activated my Android phone and would like to import numbers / contacts to the new phone. I forgot to ask the store rep how to do this, but I figured since both of them can be hooked up to a computer, I can probably do it myself. I'm on a Windows platform. What's the best way to do this?
It's pretty easy, because your Android phone will sync to Google Contacts.
Sync your Windows Mobile phone to your computer (outlook, outlook express, whatever you normally sync to)
Export your contacts from there to a CSV. ( Go To file menu on the top left in the out look, click on Import and Export, click on Export file to, Click Next, click on Comma Separated Values (Windows), click on Next, click on Contacts, click on Browse Select drive and Folder Where you want to save file, click on Next.) You are DONE
Use Google Contacts to import the CSV (import is in the upper right from http://google.com/contacts)
Wait a couple minutes. All of your contacts will show up on your Android phone soon!
An even simpler method (at least for me) would be to first sync your contacts in WinMo to Google Sync (Active sync settings are: server: m.google.com, Use SSL, username and password are the same as other google services (firstname.lastname@example.org) and contacts must be selected in the data selection) and then on your Android phone you should have automatic contact sync enabled by default.
Did this with my HTC Touch HD and Motorola Milestone/Droid, took a couple of minutes, and everything on the Android side went completely automagically.
You can use myFUNAMBOL.
- Setup a Funambol account at http://my.funambol.com
- Download the Funambol CAB install file to your Windows Mobile device (that is actually running Windows Mobile. You can get the CAB file by going to the email tab in your Funambol portal and selecting download)
- Install Funambol (onto Window's Mobile)
- Sync your contacts with the Funambol server by launching Funambol and entering your Funambol portal account information
- Download the Funambol Android application (from Funambol Forge)
- Put the .apk file on your SD card in the /Storage Card/AndroidApps folder. If this folder doesn't exist, create it.
- Boot into Android by running Android from your program menu or by manually running haret.exe
- Once in Android, bring up the Application menu.
- Open the Funambol application.
- Press the menu key and tap on Settings.
- Enter your Funambol portal information.
- Click Sync contacts and let it sync your contacts.
You could also try vCardIO which uses the Funambol code and runs on an android phone off the SD card. Export from outlook and copy the file to the SD card.
I DO NOT WORK FOR SPRITE SOFTWARE
I did a search for the following phrase on google:
"moving windows mobile contacts to android"
one of the hits was Sprite Software who makes the following application:
SpriteMigrate, it's free and purports to backup your stuff to a backup file and then you use a second program on your PC to convert that backup file to Android-ready format.
Sprite Migrate apparently saves the following information (from their website):
What do we migrate? Contacts Call Logs SMS Bookmarks much more coming soon...
I've performed step 1 already and am in the process of performing step 2, once I pick up my phone tomorrow (Evo), I'll try step 3 and report back on how successful i was.
I tried LocalSync and it worked fine.
- It doesn't simply "migrate" WinMo to Android: it actually establishes a sync relationship with your Windows PC/Outlook
- Doesn't share contacts with Google or other clouds (privacy safe)
- You must have Outlook installed on Windows
use the following simple steps(no need of microsoft/google account)
search "contacts + message "( full name of app is contacts + message backup) in "store App " in your windows phone from the list of apps install the one from Microsoft
go to settings -> contacts + message backup -> backup from the list that is displayed select contacts and the press backup
a folder named "backup + restore " will be created in your SD card/phone memory containing the Vcard file
copy this file to your Android device and import contacts from this file
You can use Windows Phone Qontact (I'm the developer of this app). It can export in many format like vcard readable by iOS or Android app. Just send the contacts by email and open the attachment (Gmail or Hotmail account).
The free version can export about 200 contacts (including photo, the solutions that use CVS exports doesn't). In case you have more contacts you can use the pro version.