A new Device Switch app makes it fast and easy to switch from a BlackBerry OS (versions 5 – 7.x) smartphone to a BlackBerry 10 smartphone. Device Switch has been available for customers switching from an iPhone or Android to a BlackBerry 10 smartphone, and is now available for customers with a BlackBerry OS smartphone making the jump to BlackBerry 10.

The app is designed to transfer data quickly and seamlessly from a current BlackBerry OS smartphone to a new BlackBerry 10 smartphone over Wi-Fi (you connect both phones to the same Wi-Fi network), and is available as a free download on the BlackBerry World storefront.

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Key features of Device Switch include:

  • A fast and hassle free method for transferring data – The Device Switch app makes moving data from a BlackBerry OS smartphone to a BlackBerry 10 smartphone fast and hassle free. You don’t need to save files or set complex configurations; the app even takes care of making the Wi-Fi connections for you.
  • Enjoy Your Content – You can transfer your contacts, calendar, photos, videos, notes, memos and other files/documents.
  • Customization – You select the content that you want to transfer from your old BlackBerry OS smartphone to your new BlackBerry 10 smartphone.
  • Flexibility – You select the smartphone model you want to switch from. Device Switch supports BlackBerry OS 5 and above.
  • Security ­– A secret key code (PIN) shared between devices helps to make the information transfer more secure.
  • High Marks from Customers  The existing versions of Device Switch for transferring from an iPhone or Android to a BlackBerry 10 smartphone are highly rated – 4 of 5 stars on BlackBerry World.

Check out the Device Switch app for switching from legacy BlackBerry OS to BlackBerry 10 in the video below: