Anyone on here use a blackberry with their mac???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jkramb, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. jkramb macrumors member

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    Unfortunately because there is no iphone on verizon i had to go with a blackberry storm. Does anyone else with one know how to connect it to a mac to update the software and such. It seems as though windows is required, but i really don't want windows taking up space on my hard drive. it seems like there has to be some way to connect a blackberry to a mac. help please?
     
  2. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    There are various applications for you to connect/sync to your Mac but none that offers software updates.
     
  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    RIM just released an app for Mac that lets you sync media onto the BlackBerry device. No software updates, although that could have changed since I used it quite awhile ago.
     
  6. jkramb thread starter macrumors member

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    are you refering to "pocketmac" i tried that and it didn't recognize my blackberry.
     
  7. kap09 macrumors 6502

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    there was recently a set of updated drivers released for newer blackberrys (bold, storm, 8900, etc) it comes as a separate download and may solve your issue.

    that said, pocketmac is really a horrible piece of software. and from my experience missing sync isn't much better. i finally went exclusively with google wireless sync.
     
  8. benny2k7 macrumors newbie

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    Pocketmac is trash

    Pocketmac, the sanctioned software, simply did not work for me & my bb curve. Updated the drivers, did w/e, and it didn't work. Then I plugged my phone into my friends Sony Vaio (vista) and everything worked & synced in a matter of minutes. I was astonished that no functional program exists for OSX. RIM sucks in this dept, I'm very disappointed.
     
  9. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    I don't know how long or how far along in development RIM is in, but they have a Desktop Manager for OS X in the works. For now, it's through Fusion for updating my BlackBerry.
     
  10. coolbreeze macrumors 65816

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    I use this with my Bold to sync my media:

    Blackberry Media Sync (beta) OS X

    All my calendar/contacts are in google and I just use google sync. No direct Mac sync necessary. iCal-->GCal-->all synced with spanning sync. The cloud keeps everything current.

    Works great.
     
  11. Panzo macrumors 6502

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    Guys micheal jackson died and all you can think baout is syncing your blackberries, what has this world come to?

    Oh and i use missing sync also
     
  12. colonels1020 macrumors regular

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    You seem to have really liked the guy. It's a shame you can't even spell his first name right. :(
     
  13. Panzo macrumors 6502

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    he made good music, its sad i dont remember his name but his horrifying premortem face is forever burned in my memory.

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