RIM Announces BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac Coming Soon
Article by George Norman
On 21 Jul 2009
More good news for Apple fans out there: RIM (Research in Motion) has recently announced that it plans to bring out a Mac OS X-specific version of its BlackBerry Desktop software this fall. Until now BlackBerry software provided support only for windows and a 3rd party tool had to be used to enable communication between the BlackBerry and the user’s Mac OS X-powered machine. I say more good news because Microsoft announced on Monday that it made available for download (including free trial) Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 2 .

Getting back to RIM and its BlackBerry Desktop software, the initial release is expected to drop this September with support for Mac OS X 10.5.5 and above. The software will also provide the following functionality:

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- Sync your iTunes® playlists, calendars, contacts, notes and tasks
- Add/Remove applications
- Update your device when new software becomes available
- Backup and restore your device data with such features like automatically scheduled backups and optional encryption (security is #1 as always)
- Manage multiple devices

Please note that these are just some key features the initial release will include, features that the development team behind the Blackberry Desktop software has shared with the rest of the world.

“With BlackBerry® Desktop Software you'll be able sync your iTunes playlists and personal information like contacts, tasks and appointments; install new software, games, and more. BlackBerry Desktop Software will offer the best of both worlds by allowing you to manage aspects of your BlackBerry® smartphone from your Mac,” explained Research in Motion.

If you would like RIM to inform you when the BlackBerry Desktop software becomes available , you can register for an update here. In the meantime you can download and use PocketMac for BlackBerry instead. Or, you could feast your eyes on some screenshots of BlackBerry Desktop for Mac in action.























Tags: RIM, Research in Motion, BlackBerry Desktop Software, Apple, Mac OS X
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