BlackBerry Desktop Software Coming to a Mac Near You

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After many years of being available only for Windows, RIM announced today that BlackBerry Desktop Software will be coming to Apple’s Mac OS X early this fall.

The initial Mac version of this application will allow users to:

  • Sync iTunes playlists, calendars, contacts, notes, and tasks
  • Add/Remove applications
  • Update the smartphone when new software becomes available
  • Backup and restore device data with such features like automatically scheduled backups and optional encryption
  • Manage multiple devices

RIM says that the Mac version of the  BlackBerry Desktop Software will be released in September.

More information, or to sign up to e notified when this software is available, go to

In the Mean Time…
Those who would like to synchronize their BlackBerry with their Mac don’t have to wait for RIM’s full desktop client — there are a couple of options available already.

One of these is BlackBerry Media Sync. RIM released a Mac preview of this application late last year, allowing users to sync playlists with Apple’s iTunes.

Another is a third-party solution: Mark/Space’s The Missing Sync. This offers all the features of the upcoming official desktop client, and more, including wireless syncing. It costs $39.95 though, while RIM’s version will be free.

Source: RIM



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