07-22-2008 08:29 PM
I have a Blackberry curve 8330 and currently have Desktop sofware 4.3. Is this the best version to use? Do the latest versions have any new features or revamped tools?
Thanks for any help in advance
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07-22-2008 08:55 PM
Without knowing your carrier, I would still say yes . I have Verizon, and the new 4.5 DM (Desktop Manager) is out, however, not with Verizon as yet. I suspect it may be another month or so before Verizon has it and we subscribers can download it to our PDA's
As far as new features: the new 4.5 will have Data Viz Word, Excel, and Powerpoint embedded in the program. This should be at no cost to Curve owners. We will also be relieved of the Roxio Media programming. There has been so much trouble with this in moving Photos, Music etc to the media card. All in all, the new 4.5 should be great./
Go to your carrier website to see when they will introduce it. Good luck!
07-22-2008 09:11 PM - edited 07-22-2008 09:13 PM
Your carrier is irrelevant.
Go to www.Blackberry.com . From their homepage under Blackberry Software, click on Blackberry Desktop Software. Scroll down to where you see and click on 'Download Blackberry Desktop Software including Service Packs'. From the Drop Menu select near the top 'Blackberry Desktop Software v4.5' and click 'NEXT'.
Here is your REAL CHOICE:
(assuming you speak English)
You can select 'Desktop Manager 4.5.0 B16 English with Media Manager
You can select 'Desktop Manager 4.5.0 B16 English without Media Manager
'Media Manager' being the infamous 'ROXIO'. If Roxio is working fine for you, then do WITH. If not select WITHOUT. If you do without, you can use a third party media manager (no real suggestions here), OR you can simply (with mass media mode on when you connect) copy or drag and drop files into your blackberry media card (microSD) from Windows.
I have downloaded the v4.5 and it works well. I find that there are minor changes that helps the DM work better with VISTA. I have also found ROXIO is still dreadfully slow, although it hasn't caused any real damage. It just takes
for---ever to load each time I open Media Manager and to copy files to and from my phone. It does it, just in it's own sweet time.
07-23-2008 06:16 AM
I am glad to hear it works for you. However, in trying to give good advice, I think R. might run into difficulties without carrier support. Is the download you suggest Beta, or the actual 4.5. I was under the impression that it is Beta , and the "kinks" would be ironed out when the carrier finally introduced it.
So, having said that, if this is the final 4.5 cut, then I stand corrected. Thanks for the input.
07-23-2008 09:50 AM
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07-23-2008 12:14 PM
Thanks for the info! Two questiona from the new kid on the block.
If I get the 4.5 Desktop Software do I automatically get the 4.5 OS on my Curve?
Thanks to all for helping!
07-23-2008 03:50 PM
You are the BB Guru...
Been reading your posts and you are always right on the money!
Final version. Great. Would there be much hassle to download even though Verizon does not have the 4.5 posted as yet. I would love to get the new version. And without the Media version. Let me know. I have the Curve 8330
07-23-2008 03:59 PM