My other message never posted - so hopefully this won't be a duplicate.
My new iPhone is at the local FedEx facility and will be here within a few hours. All my wonderful techno-savvy friends are at work today so I am on my own to set this up and don't want to mess things up.
I've heard varied reports on setting up contacts whether syncing with gmail, or through iTunes -- don't think I can use iCloud because my laptop is windows XP -- read I needed Vista, or Windows 7.
So...any and ALL guidance appreciated!
Also - would love to know what apps I really should get....which to avoid. How to turn on power saving properties (or turn off power hungry apps).
I really want to have an easier time switching from my Droid, to iPhone, than I did switching from a flip phone to my Droid (yes -- some guy in the parking lot had to show me how to answer the phone!)
Thanks in advance
there are many threads on here about tis
here is one
or log into your gmail account on the pc
export your contacts to some form that apple will use
import into itunes