Today, I wanted to migrate contacts from my good ol’ mobile to my new iPhone 3G. Since apple’s telephony product neither supports bluetooth nor allows importing via SIM card I decided to walk the old fashioned way: Data via cables.
The propietary software vom Sony Ericsson only works on my PC but the iPhone is connected to my iTunes on the Mac Book Pro on the other hand. Therefore, this procedure was a bit exhausting.
- 95 contacts inside my Sony Ericsson K750i connected via USB (no Bluetooth at my PC) to the
- Propirietary PC Software running at my PC (no Mac version available)
- Using its sync mechanism to export the contacts to Microsoft Outlook (software does not provide file based export)
- Exporting the contacts as vcards with the open source software Outport (Outlook 2003 itself does not offer this)
- Moving nearly 100 Files from my PC to my Mac Book Pro with DropBox (far more comfortable than a USB stick for tasks like this)
And now the fun stuff:
- Selecting these files in the Finder on the Mac and saying “open”. This merges the contacts into my addressbook and syncs them with the iPhone.