BlackBerry Media Sync for Mac hands-on

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It seems as though RIM has finally heard the cries of many Mac BlackBerry (MacBerry?) users. Earlier this week they released a ‘Preview’ build of BlackBerry Media Sync for Mac, and I had to give it a test run. In general, it works as advertised and syncing playlists is surprisingly fast. Unfortunately, you can’t just drag over iTunes albums as is, but have to make a playlist out of each.

Here’s some things to keep in mind:

    This is a ‘preview’ build. RIM seems afraid of Mac development and has gone out of their way to tell users that their not legally responsible if Mac Media Sync roxXors yurz blakberreez. You have been warned.
    Mac Media Sync will not work with Pocket Mac or Missing Sync. Which would be fine if RIM had also released a Mac Desktop Manager, but one step at a time, I guess.

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  • JLater

    Does it work with DRM’ed music from iTunes, as well? Thank you.

  • JLater

    Does it work with DRM’ed music from iTunes, as well? Thank you.

  • JC

    Was so excited for this when i found it but it only works for MacOSX10.5.5 (Leopard) and up… =(

  • JC

    Was so excited for this when i found it but it only works for MacOSX10.5.5 (Leopard) and up… =(

  • JC

    Was so excited for this when i found it but it only works for MacOSX10.5.5 (Leopard) and up… =(

  • JC

    Was so excited for this when i found it but it only works for MacOSX10.5.5 (Leopard) and up… =(

  • JC

    Was so excited for this when i found it but it only works for MacOSX10.5.5 (Leopard) and up… =(

  • dp

    the program works great! BBCool thanks for posting. no one at verizon knows of any worthy transfer apps and it seems to be on the lowdown since it’s so new??

    hopefully RIM makes this fully functional soon. as of now it only transfers music. i didn’t want to push it (beta) but it would be nice if it supported movies and all types of files as well.

    JLater – DRM music will not transfer. it simply ignores DRM files/songs.

  • dp

    the program works great! BBCool thanks for posting. no one at verizon knows of any worthy transfer apps and it seems to be on the lowdown since it’s so new??

    hopefully RIM makes this fully functional soon. as of now it only transfers music. i didn’t want to push it (beta) but it would be nice if it supported movies and all types of files as well.

    JLater – DRM music will not transfer. it simply ignores DRM files/songs.

  • dp

    quick follow up post – the beta doesn’t import all the album artwork. not a big deal but thought it was worth mentioning. on my first import of 255 songs only a few had artwork. all had artwork in itunes.

    btw – i’m running 10.5.6 on a Mac Pro | BB Storm v4.7.0.75

  • dp

    quick follow up post – the beta doesn’t import all the album artwork. not a big deal but thought it was worth mentioning. on my first import of 255 songs only a few had artwork. all had artwork in itunes.

    btw – i’m running 10.5.6 on a Mac Pro | BB Storm v4.7.0.75