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RIM posts Preview Version of BlackBerry Media Sync

updated 10:50 am EST, Wed December 24, 2008

B.Berry Media Sync preview

Research in Motion has posted an initial release, dubbed the Preview Version, of BlackBerry Media Sync for Mac. The software is used to sync iTunes libraries with RIM's BlackBerry phones, which may otherwise require third-party apps to load music from a Mac. Much as with regular iPod and iPhone syncing, Media Sync allows users to transfer select playlists to a BlackBerry, or else a randomly-chosen assortment of songs.

To prevent the storage on a phone from being overwhelmed, the app can also be set to fill no more than a specific amount from a given collection. Media Sync requires Mac OS X 10.5.5 and iTunes 7.7; RIM warns that the Preview Version is provided only "as is," and may be pulled at any time. The software additionally breaks any other BlackBerry sync apps, such as PocketMac or Missing Sync, until Media Sync is uninstalled. Supported phones range from the Pearl 8100 series through to the Storm.

by MacNN Staff



  1. ff11

    Joined: Dec 1969



    How does this work with the DRM?

  1. Constable Odo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Nothing except

    Apple products work with DRM. Apple's protected music is exclusive to Apple products. RIM doesn't qualify.

  1. dmsimmer

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Well, how about contacts and calendar sync?

  1. Tofino

    Joined: Dec 1969


    for MAC?

    I guess the fact that RIM can't even get the name of the computer right shows how little they understand the Mac market. let's not hold our collective breath, shall we?

  1. niji

    Joined: Dec 1969


    maybe only the DRM free?

    maybe it syncs all the music but it only can PLAY the DRM free version that is being discussed between apple and the record companies?

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