BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.1 coming soon?

By on March 28, 2011 at 8:13 AM.

BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.1 coming soon?

One of our BlackBerry sources just shot us over some information on the latest version of Desktop Manager, version 6.1. Besides bringing compatibility to upcoming BlackBerry handsets that will run OS 6.1, Desktop Manager 6.1 is also said to bring little enhancements and changes to the desktop application. One noticeable addition we caught? The ability to forget a previously backed up / synced device. See? Still using a BlackBerry has its perks from time to time. One more shot of the new Desktop Manager after the break. More →

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RIM releases BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.0 for the PC

By on August 10, 2010 at 5:45 PM.

RIM releases BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.0 for the PC

Today, RIM released an update to their BlackBerry Desktop Manager software use for device management. The update, version 6.0, adds support for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 and comes with a completely new user interface. Earlier in the design process, RIM noted that it wanted to remove some of the ambiguity from dialog boxes and buttons and make common user actions more accessible. The new software is up on RIM’s site and ready to be downloaded. Enjoy!

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OS 5.0 now available for Verizon BlackBerry Storm 9530

By on October 26, 2009 at 12:28 AM.

OS 5.0 now available for Verizon BlackBerry Storm 9530

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Verizon Storm users have reason to celebrate tonight because they’re part of a very special user base — the first BlackBerry users to recieve BlackBerry OS 5.0. We’ve already gone over the benefits of OS 5.0 a whole bunch, so all there is left for us to do is tell you how to get the goods. Either fire up BlackBerry Desktop Manager for PC or Mac and accept the prompt to update your handheld, or visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/storm. We’re just in the process of updating our 9530, but in the meantime, what does everyone that has it loaded up think? Has OS 5.0 made the first-gen Storm the phone it should have been one year ago, or is it just polishing a turd since the BlackBerry 9550 is just around the corner?

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Reminder: BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac goes live at 1PM ET

By on October 2, 2009 at 8:00 AM.

Reminder: BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac goes live at 1PM ET

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Well Mac users, it’s been one hell of a journey but as of 1PM ET today, an era official ends. No longer will be you able to complain out of frustration that RIM hates you simply because you don’t tow the line and use Windows. Oh, no. Today, “MacBerry” users will finally have their day in the sun as BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac is released. We’ve already given you our thoughts on it (recap: it’s faster and more simple than Desktop Manager for Windows, but doesn’t really offer anything in the way of support for BES users or those who like to tinker) so all there is left for you to do is download it and enjoy.

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BlackBerry Tour OS 4.7.1.53 available now from Verizon Wireless

By on September 18, 2009 at 6:34 PM.

BlackBerry Tour OS 4.7.1.53 available now from Verizon Wireless

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If you didn’t catch the leaked version of 4.7.1.53 that appeared yesterday for the BlackBerry Tour, you’ll be pleased as punch to know that Verizon has officially kicked off the first software maintenance release for the device. The version which we told you about does fix and improve many different aspects of the operating system, yet it’s still not quite perfect. Here’s an official list or change log we put together:

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac to be released September 25th?

By on September 15, 2009 at 5:43 PM.

BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac to be released September 25th?

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We just got a heads up from one of our trusty ninjas and they’ve informed us that, yes finally, BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac will launch September 25th. While we haven’t confirmed this with other sources just yet, we’d put this high on the probability meter seeing as how the latest build is running beautifully.

Thanks, AR19!

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac to go live today?

By on September 9, 2009 at 10:26 AM.

BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac to go live today?

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BlackBerry-addicted Mac users almost had cause for celebration this morning as RIM announced the official availability of BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac — and then pulled the announcement. Last month we gave you an extensive preview of the software many have been waiting on for years. RIM’s official BlackBerry notes page on Facebook finally made an announcement a short while ago, stating that Desktop Manager for Mac was alive and ready to rock. Woo hoo! Before we could even finish an announcement post however, the note was removed. We’re not sure exactly what’s going on here, but it could be safe to expect the highly anticipated software to go live later today or perhaps sometime later this week. To whoever accidentally hit that publish button and then pulled the note from Facebook, you’re just cruel.

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac walkthrough

By on August 21, 2009 at 10:45 AM.

BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac walkthrough

Sure it’s been announced and even previewed, but there’s nothing like having our very own copy to mess around with. (Someone should check if Zach and Michael are still breathing, though — they might have fainted). If there’s one thing I’ve learned about BlackBerry lovers, it’s that they are relentless and won’t give up. Having said that, it isn’t a complete surprise to see Research In Motion finally move towards a Mac solution. Hit the break for an awesome walkthrough with commentary!

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager: Coming soon to a Mac near you

By on July 20, 2009 at 2:15 PM.

BlackBerry Desktop Manager: Coming soon to a Mac near you

Feet feeling a bit cold this afternoon, BlackBerry fans? Don’t worry, that’s just hell freezing over thanks to an announcement from RIM earlier this afternoon. No, seriously. By way of its Inside BlackBerry blog, RIM has put the world on notice — BlackBerry Desktop Manager is coming to OS X in September. Wooo! A quick rundown of highlighted features:

  • Sync your iTunes playlists, calendars, contacts, notes and tasks [if Apple doesn’t find a way to kill it, of course]
  • 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

We’re sure RIM will leave a bit of functionality out of its initial Mac builds but at least Mac users won’t have to bother with Fusion/Parallels/etc every time they fish a new leaked OS out of the swamp. Hit the read link to register for updates on DM for Mac.

[Via Inside BlackBerry]

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How to: Back up third-party applications on your BlackBerry

By on December 21, 2008 at 9:03 AM.

How to: Back up third-party applications on your BlackBerry

Since the first OS upgrade for the Storm came out and OS 4.5 was formally announced by AT&T, a lot of people have been asking if there is a chance that they could lose all of their third-party applications in the upgrade process. While the answer is unfortunately yes, there is a simple back up that can be done to save yourself from going through a stress of losing and replacing all of your apps. Being the kind folks that we are, we thought we’d share it with you. Also, this method works if you want to transfer your applications to a new device as well.

Well, what are you waiting for? Hit up the break and get started! More →

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