RIM has just released the long-awaited version of its BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Apple’s Mac OS X. This ends a virtual requirement for BlackBerry users to own a Windows PC.
The new app allow users to sync data from iCal, Address Book, Microsoft Entourage and others.
The Desktop Manager is integrated with BlackBerry Media Sync, allowing Mac users to sync their iTunes music collections with their BlackBerry. From within RIM’s software, users are able to select the desired iTunes playlists and the music, including song information and album art, will be transferred onto their smartphone.
It also offers device management: users can add and remove applications from their smartphone, schedule automatic backups, encrypt backup files, and install system software updates for their device.
Pricing, Availability, and Requirements
BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac OS X is available now. The free download can be found at www.blackberry.com/mac.
It requires Mac OS X 10.5.5, iTunes 7.2 or later, and BlackBerry OS 4.2 or higher.