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RIM Announces Version 2.0 of BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac

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RIM has released version 2.0.0.64 of BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac and there are a few new features to help you better sync your device with your Mac. The latest update includes features such as:

  • WiFi Music Sync
  • Device Switch Wizard
  • Import and sync photos and videos with iPhoto and iTunes

To download the latest version of BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac, head over to blackberry.com/mac.

BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac Updated to 1.0.3

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac has been updated to version 1.0.3 with support for Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. Some of the fixes in this release include:

  • General – BlackBerry Desktop Manager did not connect with some BlackBerry 7130s using BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.
  • Synchronizing data – Modifying an occurrence or the full series of a recurring event on your device resulted in a duplicated entry on Microsoft Entourage. This was intermittent.
  • Calendar – Attendee status changed from “Accepted” to “Invited” after changing the meeting details after synchronization.
  • Contacts – Home fields were duplicated on your computer, if a different home number is added on the device and on the computer to an existing contact.

Download the release notes for the BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac 1.0.3.

BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.0 Screenshot Leaked

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A screenshot of BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.0 has been leaked and the UI looks great. It reminds me of the BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac, with a simple menu structure and device information readily available. There is a podcast feature available on the left column, which will hopefully be useful for managing podcasts. Version 6.0 of Desktop Manager is rumored to launch with OS 6.0.

Speaking of BlackBerry Desktop Manager, version 5.0.1.37 is now available for download.

More details about BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac

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Inside BlackBerry has more details about the BlackBerry Desktop Manager Software for Mac. The latest post includes screenshots as well as details on some key features.

According to the site, the upcoming release is “just around the corner.” This is fairly good news and many of us are anxious to get our hands on this.

Some key features described in the post include:

  • A Welcome Sheet: Users can customize settings such as where your data is synced and at what security level.
  • The Summary Screen: Users get a quick overview of the connected BlackBerry.
  • Updates: Updates can be done via the Desktop Software.
  • Backups: Data can be backed up partially or in full with the ability to encrypt the data.

See the Inside BlackBerry post for a walkthrough of these features and what to expect from the BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac.

BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac leaked

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We’re not sure how long these files will stay online so if you’re looking for a leaked copy of BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac, you should get it asap.

Keep in mind that this is leaked software, and should only be downloaded for those looking for a sneak peak. In the end, it’s always best to wait for the full release, when all the bugs have been worked out.

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BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac details and impressions

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The official word is that BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac will be coming in September. Don’t worry about downloading the software on that day because you will automatically get notified that an update is available and get a download link, if you’ve already downloaded RIM’s current Mac solution.

One of the great things about Desktop Manager for Mac is that it is an application built for Mac users. The software has a clean user interface and a simple navigation system. Sync’ing individual files is only one click away, whereas it is a few navigation clicks away in the PC version.

The software comes with integrated Media Sync for iTunes, and sync support for multiple iCal calendars and Entourage. You can also sync multiple devices at once.

Another great feature, especially for Storm users, is that it will automatically notify you of official carrier OS updates.

Again, the software is coming in September but we’ll have our full review for you before launch.