I just discovered a nifty little program that allows you to access the backup data from a Blackberry. ABC Amber Blackberry Converter allows you to open .ipd files and export the information to just about any file type you would need. It doesn’t require you to sync the Blackberry with a server or even a program like Outlook; it simply opens the file and let’s you see everything in it.
At the time of this writing, there is a free trial version (30 days), or you can purchase the full version for $20. I haven’t used it extensively, but I think it’s fair to say that it’s very effective and incredibly easy to use.