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finch 08-29-2004 01:36 PM

Macintosh-Blackberry Sync Requirements
I created this document for my corporate Macintosh clients who require BIS (BlackBerry Internet Service) BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Server) sync compatibility.


xxx8226; Macintosh OS 10.3 or higher
xxx8226; Compatible USB devices: 62xx/72xx/75xx/77xx81xx/83xx/87xx/88xx
xxx8226; Compatible serial devices: 85x/95x/58xx/67xx - Requires: Keyspan | USB High Speed Serial Adapter


PocketMac Blackberry Sync - PocketMac 4.0 for BlackBerry

xxx8226; Requires Mac OS 10.3 or higher, USB, Handheld OS or Higher BIS account, Entourage, Address Book, iCal, iSync, Now Contact/Now Up to Date, Stickies, DayLite CRM
xxx8226; Price: Free
xxx8226; Limitations: No application loader

Apple BootCamp xxx8211; Boot Camp

xxx8226; Requires an Intel based Macintosh: Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac mini. Enables users to boot into a full Windows interface and sync with Microsoft Outlook, Notes and GroupWise.
xxx8226; Price Free, Public Beta.
xxx8226; Limitations: Can only boot into one OS at a time.

Parallels - Parallels Desktop for Mac

xxx8226; Requires an Intel based Macintosh: Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac mini, Windows 2000 or Higher, Office 2000 or Higher and BlackBerry Desktop Manager. Enables users to use Windows, Linux, OS2 virtual machine interface in parallel with the Mac OS.
xxx8226; Price: $79.00
xxx8226; Limitations: Runing in a virtual environment.


xxx8226; Macintosh OS X 10.3 or higher (Price: $129.00 US) Apple - Mac OS X
xxx8226; Microsoft Entourage (Address Book, Calendar, Notes, Tasks, POP3, IMAP and Exchange compatible xxx8211; Price: $399.00 US part of Microsoft Office 2004) Office 2004
xxx8226; Apple Mail (POP3, IMAP and Exchange compatible xxx8211; Price: Free) Apple - Mac OS X - Mail
xxx8226; Apple Address Book xxx8211; (Price: Free) Apple - Mac OS X - Address Book
xxx8226; Apple iCal (Price: Free) Apple
xxx8226; Apple iSync (Price: Free) Apple
xxx8226; Now Contact/Now Up to Date xxx8211; (Price: $179.95 US) Now Software
xxx8226; DayLite CRM xxx8211; (Price: $149.00 - $1,295.00 US) Marketcircle : Daylite


xxx8226; eOutlook xxx8211; Hosted Exchange xxx8211; Exchange Hosting and Hosted Exchange Servers
xxx8226; Mailstreet xxx8211; MailStreet Exchange Hosting, Email Outsourcing using Microsoft Exchange 2003 Server,Outsource Corporate Email
xxx8226; Link2Exchange xxx8211; Link2Exchange - Hosted Exchange 2003, Business, Personal, Wireless
xxx8226; Mi8 xxx8211; Mi8: Exchange Hosting & SharePoint Hosting
xxx8226; Intermedia xxx8211; Exchange hosting and Web hosting from Intermedia.NET
xxx8226; Lanlogic xxx8211; Lanlogic real people real solutions

Entourage 2004 Exchange Server Setup

xxx8226; Microft Entourage 2004 Exchange Server Setup


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Tom 08-31-2004 09:05 PM

I wish someone would create one with a loader :(
I am sick of turning on the old laptop just to load random applications.

finch 09-01-2004 08:15 AM

I've done a fair amount of work with PocketMac solutions over the years from what I hear it's in the works for a future release. Possibly the next I hope?

ripcord 11-30-2004 10:16 AM

finch 11-30-2004 10:23 AM

rcg 11-30-2004 11:53 AM

paulmchugh 12-29-2004 10:50 AM

Do you know how to use Blackberry as a modem for a Powerbook?

finch 12-30-2004 03:03 PM


Originally Posted by paulmchugh
Do you know how to use Blackberry as a modem for a Powerbook?

Funny you should ask I just got a 7290 I let you know how I make out...

kaseiffert 01-31-2005 07:48 AM

I've got the 7520 I'm using with Pocket Mac and my Powerbook G4. It works great, with the usb cable

The 7520 has Bluetooth..... I'd love to be able to sync it through bluetooth and/or use the 7520 as a modem/nic for the over the air access, using bluetooth.

Has anyone tried this? What settings are you using.

I'll keep experimenting, if I discover anything I'll post.

MichaelT 01-31-2005 01:17 PM

I have been trying to sync my email with my Mac via PocketMac, it does not work.

Does anyone have any solutions?



finch 01-31-2005 01:27 PM


Originally Posted by MichaelT
I have been trying to sync my email with my Mac via PocketMac, it does not work.

Does anyone have any solutions?



PocketMac syncs Cal, Contacts, Notes, Tasks etc. not email.

arythmic 01-31-2005 09:35 PM

So if you switch your mail client to Entourage you will be able to sync your email right?

finch 02-01-2005 03:10 AM


Originally Posted by arythmic
So if you switch your mail client to Entourage you will be able to sync your email right?

No, I think the only way to sync email is if your connected to a BES.

MichaelT 02-01-2005 01:02 PM

Have not tried that option, regarding Entourage. But I read somewhere that some users have tried and it does not sync using PocketMac. However, i read the M$ website that there a way to sync entourage to an exchange server, thus if that is possible, theorically speaking you could sync it via BES OTA. Any comments?


finch 02-01-2005 02:16 PM

With PocketMac no, you may want to look at SyncAgain from EPICAD that might do the trick?

MichaelT 02-02-2005 02:23 AM

Thanks. I have looked at them, but am waiting for standalone version to come out.

kaseiffert 02-02-2005 09:10 AM

I sync with Entourage on my Powerbook using pocket mac. It does not synch email at all but if you have your webclient set up or a BES server account ithe mail syncs pretty well over the air. (Webclient only syncs new mail comming in to the pop 3 server.)

js7730 03-08-2005 02:36 PM

Complete newbie here and new owner of my first personal (e.g not work issued) Blackberry - T Mobile 7730 for use with a Mac and Entourage. Understand that I will need a product like PocketMac® For BlackBerry®

What about initial setup of the Blackberry and subsequent "customization" using the Blackberry Desktop Software. For example, I understand that the only way to eliminate the "Sent from my Blackberry Wireless" automatic signature is by using the desktop software.

My questions - Will PocketMac For BlackBerry allow such customization? Or, must I first "set up" my Blackberry using a Windows machine (which I hate) and then reconnect my Blackberry to my Mac and synch using Pocketmac?

Many thanks and hope to be a frequent user of this board for tips, tricks and other ideas.

PROUD new owner (addict?)

asfberg 03-14-2005 02:27 PM

since upgrading to os 4.0 when i sync tasks with ical the due dates are always lost (so i have to go back into ical to do items and reload all the dates) on both the desktop and blacberry. they only stay when they agree beforehand - if i change somthing on the handset it gets lost when i sync.

any ideas how to fix this?

macman 03-15-2005 12:19 AM

I'm dying to have Pocketmac be able to sync your sent email with your entourage sent folder!!!! I also want a installer option, to be able to install using Pocketmac!!!

Macman, long live the Mac!!

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