06-08-2008 06:30 PM
06-08-2008 09:51 PM
The two applications don't really compare. BlackBerry Desktop Manager allows the device to sync with other applications (Outlook, Notes, etc). Basically BDM is just a translator. Palm Desktop Software is the application that the handheld synchs with.
06-09-2008 05:38 PM
BlackBerry is aimed at a very specific market - Handling email and PIM synch, which it does very well, especially in a business environment. It does not have as wide a range of available software as the Palm, but then it wasn't designed to be a pocket PC.
One of the major differences that BlackBerry has is how it handles the email. BBs use 'push' technology, where the Blackberry server is always in synch with your mailbox and pushes the mail out to your device as soon as it arrives. Most other devices such as the Palm/Treos have to request the mail to be pulled down, either on a scheduled interval or on demand.