SOURCE: Mark/Space, Inc.

March 27, 2007 16:41 ET

Mark/Space Ships The Missing Sync for BlackBerry

Latest Addition to Award-Winning Product Line Provides Reliable BlackBerry Synchronization for Mac Users

LOS GATOS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 27, 2007 -- Mark/Space, Inc. today announced that The Missing Sync™ for BlackBerry®, the company's synchronization software for Mac OS X computers and BlackBerry handhelds from Research in Motion (RIM), is now shipping. The Missing Sync for BlackBerry provides reliable synchronization of contacts, calendar events, tasks, memos, and for multimedia-capable BlackBerry devices, photos, podcasts and music.

"After being made available in pre-release form for early end-user testing, The Missing Sync for BlackBerry was downloaded and evaluated by thousands of individuals," said Brian Hall, Mark/Space president and CEO. "The feedback received from these individuals was invaluable to the development of this product and helped to make it one that we're proud to have join The Missing Sync family."

The Missing Sync for BlackBerry synchronizes contacts, calendar events, tasks and memos between a computer running Mac OS X 10.4 and a BlackBerry handheld device with a built-in USB port. Because The Missing Sync for BlackBerry supports Apple's Sync Services technology, information can be synchronized with Address Book and iCal, as well as with other Sync Services-savvy applications, including Microsoft Entourage 2004, Chronos' SOHO Organizer, Bare Bones Software's Yojimbo and Mark/Space Notebook, an application for creating, categorizing and searching memos that the company includes for free.

The Missing Sync for BlackBerry also includes compelling multimedia capabilities for individuals using the BlackBerry 8100 "Pearl" or 8800 series handhelds. The Missing Sync will synchronize photos between the handheld and iPhoto, or even a folder on the Mac's hard drive. Photos are resized for optimal viewing on the device, so they load quickly and take up less storage space on the device's microSD memory expansion card. This feature is perfect for carrying digital "wallet" photos of friends and family, or for backing up and importing photos taken with a BlackBerry's built-in camera.

The Missing Sync for BlackBerry will also download selected albums containing podcasts and unprotected songs from iTunes to the microSD card on multimedia-capable BlackBerry devices. The user simply checks off the playlists they want downloaded to their microSD card, and The Missing Sync copies them over automatically during the next sync. This makes it easy to have your favorite music and the latest editions of subscribed podcasts loaded and available for listening whenever the mood strikes.

Mark/Space even provides a shopping feature built into their software that plugs into the company's online store where they feature third-party applications for BlackBerry devices. Designed for instant gratification, this feature sends download links to the user's handheld for immediate over-the-air download and installation.

Pricing and Availability

The Missing Sync for BlackBerry is available as an immediate electronic download from the Mark/Space Online Store for $39.95. Currently available in English, a forthcoming update will add French and German language versions. CDs will be available in several weeks for $49.95. Owners of Mark/Space's Palm OS and Windows Mobile editions of The Missing Sync are eligible for a $20 purchase discount. The Missing Sync for BlackBerry requires Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later and a BlackBerry handset with USB. A BlackBerry device with a microSD memory expansion card is required for iPhoto and iTunes functionality.

To purchase or learn more about The Missing Sync for BlackBerry, please visit http://www.markspace.com/blackberry/.

About Mark/Space, Inc.

Founded in 1990, Mark/Space, Inc., www.markspace.com, 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

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    Mark/Space, Inc.
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