BlackBerry users rockin’ a Mac for their computing needs have been waiting patiently, oh ever so patiently for this. Years and YEARS of waiting in fact. Then, when the rumors and speculation finally get to where we think it’s going to happen ‘all official’ and stuff… Nope, more waiting, and a little more frustration!
Of course, I’m talking about the BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac users… and thankfully, the news here is full of awesomeness today. RIM has officially announced that the BBDM for Mac will be released this Friday, October 2nd at 1PM EDT. You’ll be able to download it for free from www.blackberry.com/mac.
Mac users, do a little dance, gimme a high five, and check out the full press release after the jump!
RIM Launches BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac Users
New software makes it easy to sync data between Mac applications and BlackBerry smartphones; free download scheduled to be available on October 2
WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Sept. 30, 2009) – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) has exciting news for Mac(R) users that want an easy and reliable solution that syncs their contacts, calendar appointments, tasks and notes with their BlackBerry(R) smartphones. A new version of the BlackBerry(R) Desktop Manager software has been developed specifically for Mac users. The new desktop software is scheduled to be available for free download from www.blackberry.com/mac on Friday, October 2 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
The new BlackBerry Desktop Manager software allows Mac users to smoothly and seamlessly sync data from Mac applications like iCal(R), Address Book, Microsoft(R) Entourage(R) and others, as well as add and remove applications, schedule automatic backups, encrypt backup files and install software updates for their BlackBerry smartphone.
BlackBerry Desktop Manager Software also integrates BlackBerry Media Sync, enabling Mac users to sync their iTunes(R) music collections with their BlackBerry smartphone(i). From within the BlackBerry Desktop Manager software, users simply select the desired iTunes playlists and the music, including song information and album art, is quickly transferred onto their BlackBerry smartphone.
BlackBerry Desktop Manager software is designed to run on Mac computers with Mac OS 10.5.5 and higher and supports BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry OS 4.2 and higher.
* Certain music files may not be supported, including files that contain digital rights management technologies