have to do it through the desktop manager, you can download it here if you dont have the disk, did take a while but i got it! vzam.net/blackberry, hope this helps
Unfortunately, backup assistant is not available on the pearl. The pearl is an advanced device, which comes with a disk called blackberry users tool which has a software called Blackberry Desktop Manager on it which allows you to back/up and restore info once information has been downloaded on to your phone.
You can create a csv file thru backup assistant website and export your info to outlook then configure blackberry desktop manager to transferred info to your device. Step by step instructions are on the backup assistant website. Hope this helps.