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Old 09-25-2008, 07:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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RIM source says Mac tools are on the way! - The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

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CIO.com confirms rumors that I've been hearing for at least six months: RIM is preparing to release native BlackBerry utilities for Mac users. According to CIO.com's source, who requested anonymity, the software tools are being prepped for the first half of 2009.

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Thankfully, not only does it look like native Mac tools are FINALLY going to arrive, future OS updates will be done OTA (over the air), putting an end to this sort of nastiness once and for all. Frankly, I can't wait until I can actually manage my BlackBerry without having to run a virtual machine.
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Old 09-25-2008, 04:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's about time!
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Will it really be any different than what we have now, see this article:
Electronista | RIM to launch BlackBerry software for Mac

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It is also uncertain whether RIM itself would develop the software, or hire out a third party company to provide a product, sort of an official take on Missing Sync by Mark/Space.
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Might be nice to have Mac BB software that actually works in a corporate environment!
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Well, I have the Missing Sync bt it would be nice to have the ability to upgrade my OS without vmware.
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Old 09-26-2008, 03:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I really hope they don't use a third party.
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I agree - please let this be a from the ground up, full on, and fully supported, fully documented RIM product and not a hack job of trying to pass off one of the current (or other) 3rd party apps.

Of course with my luck it will be an Intel only app and won't work on my PowerPC laptop like the DataPurgeUI utility app that PocketMac includes with v4.1.25 - and which they don't warn you about when you install their software update.

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Old 10-03-2008, 09:48 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Watch them give us PocketMac Professional Desktop or some bullshit.

If RIM doesn't make a super-sweet native OFFICIAL client, I might have to do something... Like dual boot.
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The iPhone is becoming more and more tempting...
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:16 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hopefully it's not something like PocketMac... I want to update my OS!
I'll keep my eyes peeled for these so-called "software tools!"
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:45 AM   #11 (permalink)
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RIM source says Mac tools are on the way! - The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
We can only hope :crossed fingers:
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Default Need to tether my Curve on my Pro

I am running OSX 10.5.4 and using my Curve 8320 very successfully. Missing Sync was the key, as Pocketmac does not function well at all. The only functionality I need is tethering. The perishablepress.com solution will not work for me.

RIM, I beg you, please provide a toolset for us happy BB users that were smart enough to Go Mac. I do not want to have to go to the IPhone as it is not as versatile for e-mail as my Curve.
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:00 PM   #13 (permalink)
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You should search the forums. I have "tethered" without a USB cable and even with one. I have a MacBook Pro. You can search my nickname, as I know I posted something in that particular forum.

Why connect by USB when you can connect wirelessly via bluetooth?
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:34 AM   #14 (permalink)
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You should search the forums. I have "tethered" without a USB cable and even with one. I have a MacBook Pro. You can search my nickname, as I know I posted something in that particular forum.

Why connect by USB when you can connect wirelessly via bluetooth?
Because it's way faster using the cable
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