What is BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac

Article ID: KB18770

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 02-06-2012


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac OS
  • BlackBerry® Desktop Software 2.1
  • BlackBerry smartphones
  • Mac OS

BlackBerry® Desktop Software for Mac can be used to synchronize organizer data (calendar entries,  contacts, tasks, and notes) between a BlackBerry smartphone and a Mac computer.

BlackBerry® Desktop Software can also perform the following actions:

  • Charge a connected BlackBerry smartphone
  • Back up data and restore data to a smartphone
  • Add, update, or remove smartphone applications
  • Switch between BlackBerry smartphones during a hardware upgrade
  • Synchronize music from iTunes 7.7.1 and higher
  • Synchronize videos from iTunes 7.7.1 and higher
  • Synchronize pictures from iPhoto '08 and higher
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System Requirements

  • Mac OS X v10.5.8 and above
  • BlackBerry® Device Software v4.2 or higher
  • iTunes v7.7.1 or later
  • iPhoto '08 for picture sync


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