BlackBerry Desktop Manager 4.5 hits the streets

Main Menu screenshot of BlackBerry Desktop Manager 4.5

The new re-skinned Desktop Manager that was scoped out back in April is now public, available at RIM’s Desktop Manager 4.5 download site. It really doesn’t look like much more than a facelift… There are a few tweaks to the Media Manager, and support for switching to and from Windows Mobile 6 devices, but meh. At least the software doesn’t look like something out of Windows 95 anymore.

Click here to download RIM’s BlackBerry Desktop Manager 4.5

* Roxio(R) Media Manager for BlackBerry(R) smartphones: This tool now includes

- a welcome screen that summarizes a user’s media library
- a simplified tool bar and options
- browsing abilities for documents and voice notes
- improved import for media files
- support for encrypted SD cards

* Backup and restore: Enhancements for multi-service applications.

* Installation: The installation has been optimized for options and simpler dialog screens.

* Intellisync: Full support for Lotus Notes(R) 8 and support for Windows Mobile(R) 6 in the Switch Device wizard.

* Language support: The BlackBerry Desktop Manager user interface and online help are now available in Arabic, Dutch and Indonesian.

* User interface: The BlackBerry Desktop Manager user interface has been updated with a more user-friendly design.

* Automatically update the latest Device.xml and Vendor.xml files

* Support for serial devices and bulk calendar loading has been removed

3 Responses to “BlackBerry Desktop Manager 4.5 hits the streets”


  1. 1 netposer

    Install problems. Installer goes thru with no problems but all I see in the program files directory (/Research in Motion/blackberry/) are 2 files blackberry.ico and readme.txt.

    I uninstalled, reinstalled, repaired etc. but still nothing.

  2. 2 netposer

    oops, nevermind. Downloaded just the Device Manager app-doh!

  3. 3 William Stewart

    I’ll stick with Missing Sync for BlackBerry if you don’t mind ;-)

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