If the device supports PBAP and/or SyncML the direct transfer of contacts is possible.Note: sometimes the implementation of PBAP inside the old device limits certain data fields to be transferred.
Text Messages (SMS's):
Older Nokia SyncML only devices are not currently supported for the SMS transfer (e.g. devices where there is SyncML support but no PBAP support).
SMS transfers from Android or iOS are not currently supported.
Note: Sometimes the implementation of SMS over SyncML does not fully transmit the timestamps of the SMS messages in which case they are stored in the order they arrive through the transfer to a Nokia Lumia with Windows Phone 8.