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import handspring contacts to windows ce device

how do i do this?

2:04 am on Sep 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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hi all,
i've got a new windows ce device and i want to import the contacts from my old handspring (palm O/S) to it ... looks like it might be complicated so any suggestions?

i say complicated because:
1) different operating systems
2) the windows ce seems to be able to sync contacts only with outlook 2002 (do i HAVE to install this software?)
3) i exported my handspring contacts as a .ABA file but Microsoft Activesync doesn't seem to offer the option to import the contacts ... except from Outlook.

If my only option is to install outlook, that would really suck. I don't want that software on my PC :(

2:33 am on Sep 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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One way that some people have been able to sync data between the different systems is to upload the info to Yahoo from one device and then download it to the other device. Apparently it takes a few minutes to set up, but works pretty well. Good luck - let us know what you figure out.
2:36 am on Sep 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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thanks hawkgirl .. i'll definitely try doing that in a minute. i actually tried to beam the contacts from the older device (handspring) to the windows ce, but that wouldn't work either. for some reason, beaming from handspring to the ce doesn't work but from the ce to the handspring works fine. weird.
2:54 am on Sep 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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UNREAL hawkgirl .. thank you so much ... that took MINUTES and worked like a charm. i was fiddling around with these two things and searching around on the Net for hours before i decided to post for help here.

thanks a lot .. webmasterworld is truly the best place to get help and learn.

10:37 am on Oct 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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So you didn't have any problems with it? Cool. Glad you decided to guinea pig for us. I guess that's the way to go, then! Glad it worked!