As we learned a few weeks back at the NYC Enterprise Press Preview, when RIM rolls out BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 in the months ahead they are also going to do up a big maintenance device software update to bring all handheld code up to the 5.0 label as well. It makes sense - all this 4.5, 4.6.0, 4.6.1, 4.7, and 4.7.1 stuff is getting pretty confusing anyways when from an end user perspective it's pretty much all the same.
That said, you can't have 5.0 device software running on your BlackBerry unless you have Desktop Manager 5.0 to go along with it, and that's what we're taking a sneak peek at here (more screencaps after the jump). I'm not really seeing any differences in this version of Desktop Manager from 4.7 (other than the fact it'll recognize devices running OS 5.0 I'm not sure that there are any) but it's nice to see regardless. I'm sure it won't be long before we start seeing screencaps and photos of devices like the Bold and Curve 8900 running 5.0. Let the fun begin!
BlackBerry Desktop Manager 5.0 Screen Caps