Research In Motion has released an improved version of the BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Macintosh users, adding improved support for BlackBerry PlayBook tablets, as well as for the new BlackBerry Curve 9220.
The BlackBerry Desktop Software now supports tablets running BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0.1, as well as the new BlackBerry Curve 9220, RIM has confirmed.
That’s pretty much it for the new additions, as the rest of the change log mentions nothing but fixes.
For instance, the BlackBerry Desktop Software didn't prompt users to disconnect and then reconnect their smartphone or BlackBerry PlayBook tablet after a forced upgrade of the Desktop Software. Now it does, RIM assures customers.
Users who had the “Automatically import media” option enabled have seen the BlackBerry Desktop Software become unresponsive in case they disconnected the smartphone during an automatic import from the media card.
Not that you’re supposed to do that, but just in case you do, the app continues to work properly now, thanks to this update.
Backup & restore is also fixed. RIM explains: “Previously, the BlackBerry Desktop Software displayed the wrong error message when you tried to back up your smartphone or tablet data and the backup file was larger than the space available in the backup folder.”
Finally, the release notes mention a problem involving smartphones with built-in memory. Previously, users couldn't restore a media file that contained a square bracket in the file name. In the latest version of BlackBerry Desktop Manager, they can.
In addition to managing devices, BlackBerry Desktop Manager can be used to track several smartphones or tablets, as well as update the OS on each one.
The tool also lets you transfers your settings to a new smartphone, synchronize your calendar or charge the device.
System requirements include Mac OS X v10.5.8 and above, a BlackBerry Device running Software v4.2 or higher, and iTunes v7.7.1 or later.