How to back-up my mobile phone address book via Bluetooth or otherwise?

Bas Roufs basroufs at
Tue Jan 4 11:24:36 UTC 2011

Hello everybody

At present I still do not manage to copy the phone numbers and
addresses from my mobile to my laptop via an external usb Bluethooth
dongle. On the other hand, the typical KDE package "Bluedevil" DOES
correctly recognise my mobile phone Samsung J700i. Inversely, my
mobile does correctly recognise my laptop and asks for permission to
exchange data with it. Moreover, I am even able to remotely browse
through the folders of the of the memory card from my laptop: an Asus
1001HA with Kubuntu 10.10 and Win 7 dual boot. When typing "lsusb" in
Konsole, the dongle is being identified as follows:
ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode).
I even do manage to transfer files between the laptop and memory card
in the phone or vice versa and to carry out other actions via Dolphin
at the laptop. But the problem is that the file with phone numbers and
addresses is at some chip inside the phone. The software inside the
phone contains a menu aimed at sending the contact data from my "phone
book" via Bluetooth to other Bluetooth devices. But each attempt to so
failed so far. Also attempts to back-up the address book at the memory
card of my mobile do not work. Inversely, I do not manage to access
the phone book from my laptop: not via Bluetooth, also not via a USB
cable between phone and laptop. The only part of the phone I can
access in both ways is the memory card. Instructions I have seen so
far at Kubuntu forums do not help me to solve the problem.  Does
anybody have a clue?

Thanks, respectfully yours,


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