WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 30,
Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) has exciting news for Mac®
users that want an easy and reliable solution that syncs their contacts,
calendar appointments, tasks and notes with their BlackBerry® smartphones. A
new version of the BlackBerry® Desktop Manager software has been developed
specifically for Mac users. The new desktop software is scheduled to be
available for free download from www.blackberry.com/mac
on Friday, October 2 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
The new BlackBerry Desktop Manager
software allows Mac users to smoothly and seamlessly sync data from Mac
applications like iCal®, Address Book, Microsoft® Entourage® and others, as
well as add and remove applications, schedule automatic backups, encrypt backup
files and install software updates for their BlackBerry smartphone.
BlackBerry Desktop Manager Software also
integrates BlackBerry Media Sync, enabling Mac users to sync their iTunes®
music collections with their BlackBerry smartphone*. From within the
BlackBerry Desktop Manager software, users simply select the desired iTunes
playlists and the music, including song information and album art, is quickly
transferred onto their BlackBerry smartphone.
BlackBerry Desktop Manager software is
designed to run on Mac computers with Mac OS 10.5.5 and higher and supports
BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry OS 4.2 and higher.
* Certain music files may not be
supported, including files that contain digital rights management technologies
About Research In Motion (RIM)
Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and
marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile
communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software
and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides
platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information
including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications.
RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and
manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity
to data. RIM's portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded
technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and
include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product
line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing
agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates
offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. RIM is listed on the
Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM).
For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.
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result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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