It was only a few months ago that RIM announced that they were developing a BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac. It was scheduled for release sometime in September but no exact date was said. However, today RIM announced that it would officially be available for download on October 2 at 1PM EST. Earlier this month, a beta version of the client was leaked catching the interests of all BlackBerry Mac users around the Internet. 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.