By: E&P Staff
Research In Motion and Information Appliance Associates have reached a licensing agreement whereby RIM will offer the complete version of PocketMac for BlackBerry to Macintosh users free of charge. The desktop application enables Mac users to synchronize data between their BlackBerry devices and Macintosh applications, including core OS X version 10.4 Tiger applications and Microsoft Entourage.
PocketMac for BlackBerry synchronizes the e-mail, contacts, calendar, tasks, and notes of Microsoft Entourage, OS X’s Address Book and iCal, Now Contact, and Now Up-to-Date, DayLite, and Stickies, among other applications. The solution for Macintosh synchronization is expected to be available as a download at www.blackberry.com beginning in February.
IAA, La Jolla, Calif., and RIM, Waterloo, Ontario, plan further product-development collaboration.