SOURCE: Mark/Space, Inc.

January 08, 2007 19:07 ET

Mark/Space Announces The Missing Sync for BlackBerry

New Mac Synchronization Product to Focus on Reliability and Multimedia Features

LOS GATOS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 8, 2007 -- Mark/Space, Inc. today announced the latest addition to the company's highly-rated Missing Sync family of synchronization products for Mac OS X: The Missing Sync™ for BlackBerry®. Expected to ship in the first quarter, The Missing Sync for BlackBerry will provide a reliable synchronization environment for owners of BlackBerry devices from Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM), including the popular BlackBerry® Pearl™ smartphone.

According to company president and CEO, Brian Hall, "The BlackBerry Pearl is attracting an even broader range of mobile customers to BlackBerry. That makes the BlackBerry market very interesting to us. Our Missing Sync products are known for their reliability and multimedia features that make mobile devices shine with a Mac, and we think the capabilities of the latest BlackBerry handsets are a perfect match."

The Missing Sync for BlackBerry will synchronize information between Mac OS X's Address Book and iCal applications and the corresponding applications on BlackBerry handsets. Built-in support for Apple's Sync Services technology means that information can also be synchronized with other Sync Services-savvy applications, including Microsoft Entourage 2004 and Chronos' SOHO Organizer. Memos will sync with the included Mark/Space Notebook application, or alternatively with Microsoft Entourage or Bare Bones Software's Yojimbo.

BlackBerry Pearl owners will appreciate the multimedia capabilities of The Missing Sync for BlackBerry, which will interface directly with Apple's iPhoto and iTunes applications. Users will be able to choose iPhoto albums in The Missing Sync to be resized and downloaded to the BlackBerry Pearl for mobile viewing. Photos taken with the BlackBerry Pearl's camera will be automatically imported into iPhoto or a folder on the Mac. The Missing Sync's iTunes plugin will let the user select playlists of unprotected music and podcasts to be downloaded to the BlackBerry Pearl's memory card. If the playlist changes, those changes will then be mirrored on the handset during the next sync.

To learn more about The Missing Sync for BlackBerry, please stop by Mark/Space's booth (#1844) at Macworld Expo this week or visit

Pricing and Availability

The Missing Sync for BlackBerry is expected to ship in the first quarter of 2007. A single installer will include English, French and German language versions. Electronic downloads will be priced at $39.95 from the Mark/Space Online Store, and CDs will be available several weeks later for $49.95. "Crossgrade" discounts will be available for owners of Mark/Space's Palm OS and Windows Mobile editions of The Missing Sync. The Missing Sync for BlackBerry will require Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later and a BlackBerry handset with USB. A BlackBerry Pearl with a microSD memory expansion card will be required for iPhoto and iTunes functionality.

About Mark/Space, Inc.

Founded in 1990, Mark/Space, Inc.,, develops and markets mobile and wireless software, including the award-winning Missing Sync products that connect a Mac OS computer to handheld devices from Dell, Garmin, HP, HTC, Motorola, Palm, RIM, Samsung, Sony and others.

Mark/Space and The Missing Sync are trademarks of Mark/Space, Inc. The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. All other product and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Press Contact:
    Eric Ullman
    Director of Marketing
    Mark/Space, Inc.
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    +1 408.399.5300 x104