Download text messages to computer

I have the blackberry curve 8300.  How do i transfer my text messages from the phone to my computer?  Is there software out there i can download that will do this?
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If you got the cable with your phone, you can download phone explorer (google it) and connect it to your phone, then transfer your text messages. If you dont have the cable you'd have to get a bluetooth adapter for your pc, then get download a bluetooth manager

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With BlackBerry Converter you can open a BlackBerry backup file and convert the information to many different types.

BlackBerry Converter:

You can download a demo version

Is this to say that the Blackberry does not backup text messages by default and takes the phone based program to do so? And also the possibility of using the Blackberry converter to do the same?  

I am interested because I have a friend who is afraid of keeping text messages and leaving them on machines he links with.....

Please expand on this topic....thanks....
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