08-24-2009 03:16 PM
Kinda cool. My old BlackBerry did not come with a data card, so I will have to get one if I want photos and music from iTunes.
PocketMac, if instructions were followed, worked quite well for me.
But ... that's the problem. PocketMac is not seeing our data cards. That means still no media syncing.
For now, I'd recommend you save the money on the data card until that is worked out.
10-02-2009 05:54 PM
10-04-2009 06:45 AM
I was very happy about getting notyfied, that the Sync Manager from BB was coming out. I directly downloaded and installed the software. Unfortunately the software is not working. I have a BB Storm software version 188.8.131.52 and use a MacBookPro software version 10.5.8. After installing the software and connecting my storm to the Mac the software recognized the BB and I tried to make a backup. THis backup failed with an error which I cannot remember. From this point on the Mac recognizes the BB every time I connect it but the software is always saying that the device is not connected.
So at the moment I am very disappointed and hope that BB will sort this out very soon.
10-04-2009 10:20 AM
Had the same experience with my BB Pearl. There is nothing in the instructions about disabling MissingSync, only that it won't work once the Mac Desktop for BB is installed. Well, it happens that it continues to work until disabled. What's more, it works much better than the BB Mac desktop. The last attempt I made to use it crashed the Blackberry. It was fully charged, but now flashes a double red flash every three seconds, even when hooked up to charge.
All in all, I'm looking forward to the BB contract running out so I can get an iphone that I'm sure will sync with my Mac and that I know for a fact has software that is usable.
Meantime, if the Pearl ever comes back to life, I'm ditching RIM's idea of a Mac interface and going back to MissingSync's which actually used to work except for adding apps from Blackberry's store. Based on this experience, I'm not sure I'd want to do that anayway if the stuff there is as poorly thought out as this Mac Destop has been.
10-04-2009 11:11 AM
10-04-2009 03:02 PM
10-04-2009 08:48 PM
It doesn't much matter what I do on the computer now that the Pearl does nothing but flash its LED. It can't be recognized by the computer. Doesn't make phone calls. Doesn't reset when the battery is removed and put back.
Prior to using RIM's DTM, installed exactly as instructed on my Mac, with a sync attempted exactly according to the instructions (which aren't that good, by the way) opted for the new software as suggested, then tried to sync. The Pearl crashed giving a black screen. It's no longer recognized by the computer (running Snow Leopard.)
Is there another way to reboot a Pearl besides removing the battery?
I never thought much of RIM's so-called smartphone software in the first place (at least the software on the Pearl). Now I'm infuriated that the smartphone is nothing more than a dumb flashing LED.
Do I need a new device? Why would I again buy a RIM product if it can't provide simple support for a Mac?