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Old 01-12-2006, 02:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is good and long overdue!
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Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) and Information Appliance Associates (IAA) today announced a licensing agreement whereby RIM will offer 'PocketMac® for BlackBerry®' to Mac users, free of charge. PocketMac for BlackBerry is a desktop application that enables Mac users to synchronize data between their BlackBerry devices and Macintosh applications including core OS X version 10.4 "Tiger" applications and Microsoft Entourage.
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I just read on MacNN that RIM will begin offering PocketMac as a free download starting in Feb. That's good and bad news. It's good because free is always good. Also, I hope that means that PM will have more resources devoted to fixing the thing. It's bad because that means that RIM isn't doing their own version of desktop manager. Anyway, just thought I'd let us Mac users know.
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Merged threads.

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True! Figured keep it all in one thread.
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Wonder if RIM will get around to enabling modem support? ;)
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Darn and to think I recently paid for PocketMac. Well, hopefully RIM will make it more intuitive.
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Sounds like RIM wants to have a finger in the pot, so hopefully they will address intuitiveness!

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RIM has licensed the complete version of PocketMac for BlackBerry from IAA and the companies plan ongoing product development collaboration.
http://home.businesswire.com/portal/...19&newsLang=en
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I downloaded the pocketmac version for my Powerbook and it seems pretty smooth, no probs so far and no crashes. Nice freebie.
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PocketMac will have an Application Loader and email synchronization !!

http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/wlg/9037
http://www.rimarkable.com/archives/496
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I downloaded the pocketmac version for my Powerbook and it seems pretty smooth, no probs so far and no crashes. Nice freebie.
Can you provide some details on your setup? I've had no end of problems with PocketMac Pro 3.51 for the WinMobile side of the house on my eMac G4 and PowerMac G4, both running OS X 10.4.4. I've been going back and forth for MONTHS with IAA, and am just about to rip out the Pro version and try the BlackBerry version to see if it's any better (and ditch my iPaq once and for all).
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