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Registered: ‎02-24-2009
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Actual BlackBerry Desktop for Macs?

PocketMac simply won't do it. Has anyone heard if RIM is ever going to give Mac users the option of full BlackBerry compatibility?

 

I love using my BB at work. We did a comparison between BB and iPhone and I actually prefer the BB for how I use the device. However, there is no way the smartphones my family is migrating to are going to be BlackBerries if I have to lug them all to the office and hook them up to a PC to really get the most out of them, just because we are an Apple household.

 

I don't actually like the idea of going to iPhone by default, but it looks like that's my only good choice unless RIM offers a genuine alternative.

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Re: Actual BlackBerry Desktop for Macs?

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I've heard there is something in the works, but no official release date or anything.
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Re: Actual BlackBerry Desktop for Macs?

This is one of my biggest frustrations in migrating to the Mac.  I need to use Windows to install software, I need to use Windows to back up my Blackberry Curve, and the sync functions of PocketMac to Entourage are weak at best.

 

I hope that there is a Mac Blackberry desktop solution soon!

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Re: Actual BlackBerry Desktop for Macs?

I'm new as a member to this Forum, but I've looked around enough to know there are lots of posts about the frustration of being both a Mac and a Blackberry user.  Mark/Space's Missing Sync is, to my mind, the only mostly-reliable option as far as I can tell.  It has a glitch or two but nothing like the mostly-abominable PocketMac.  Having said that, let me add my own but of frustration.  I've used an 8310 curve (AT&T) for over a year and although I can accept the fact ... I can't quite get my mind around the why of not having a native Mac OSX desktop client.  My biggest irritation is the inability to update the device's OS.  It's inconceivable to me.  This is like a gold-lettered, engraved invitation to switch to an iPhone when it's time to upgrade to a new partly-subsidized-by-the-cellphone-company device.  And if and when somebody comes up with a low-profile, small Blackberry-ish QWERTY keyboard that slides out from underneath the iPhone ... that'll be the ball game as far as I can tell.  I'm not smart enough to know if RIM is losing much market share to Apple, but I would think making a Blackberry work seamlessly on a Mac would be tantamount to an RIM Corporate Red Alert.  Maybe I've drunk too much of the Mac Kool-Aid, but enough is freakin' enough, no?  And if something really IS being developed, can there be anything revealed other than the nebulous phrase "something is being developed"?  I really do feel a loyalty to the Blackberry product ... but I sense that's not a two-way street from the manufacturer.  If my feeling is multiplied by thousands of users, that might be something to pay attention to.