Research in Motion today announced that it will be launching BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac on October 2nd, bringing an integrated syncing and device management tool for BlackBerry users to the Mac OS X platform. Plans for the software were announced earlier this year.
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, which will be a free download available beginning at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on October 2nd, requires Mac OS X 10.5.5 or later and supports BlackBerry phones running BlackBerry OS 4.2 and higher.