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BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6 to be released in limited beta starting today!

BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6 to be released in limited beta starting today!
By Bla1ze on 22 Jul 2010 12:15 pm EDT

Well, this came out of nowhere. Inside BlackBerry has just let everyone know that starting today, beta invites will go out to BlackBerry Beta Zone members so that they may have access to the all new, all fresh looking BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6. Certainly not a lot of details were posted other than that. Instead, Inside BlackBerry let the pictures do the talking for them. The design is that of what Mac Desktop Manager users have had for a while now, except its got way more polish added too it and it looks great. If you have yet to sign up for the BlackBerry Beta Zone you might wanna finally get on that! What do you all think? Looks great right?!? More pics after the break.

BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6 to be released in limited beta starting today!

BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6 to be released in limited beta starting today!

BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6 to be released in limited beta starting today!

Source: Inside BlackBerry


It sure does look pretty :) Too bad I can't sign up to the beta zone :(


Why can't you sign up?


you can

just sign through your blackberry or a proxy, so you get a canadian IP

did this way and worked, I'm in Brasil


@Connor83, I'm in the Netherlands, we're not listed... but now I think I may have to try the proxy or BB thing :D Thanks for the tips guys


Well lets hope that works for ya then.


I signed up this evening with a CGI proxy: - try it out!

I would recommend that you use a 'fake' password when signing up using the proxy ;).


That is what I did initially too but then they widened the list of available countries to include most of the Caribbean.


This looks great...I hope I get picked!!!


I'm loving the look of it. I can't wait to snag this up.

level 2

I wasn't picked for the BBM beta, and I don't see this on my Beta page either.

Are they not choosing candidates with years in the wireless industry that wear out BB's faster than Michael Jordan wore out sneakers?

Anyone at BB paying attention?


I hear ya on that one. I was wishing i could get that beta for the BBM (but couldn't/can't) and i really hope i can get this.


RIM has been bs-ing a lot lately.


Nothing in my Beta page ... hoping.


wowser that sure is a sexy interface.
wonder if ill get invite for it... just checked my beta zone and its not listed for me....:(


Just showed up for me.




Yes, the second pic shows that you can do it.


be patient...they take up to 48 hours


the mac version prevents you from loading leaked operating systems. If this does the same not sure if i even want it. although it looks great


It's not that the mac version doesn't allow leaks, it's that macs can't open the .exe files they're packaged in. I doubt it'll be a problem.


As I finally got a PC. I've been using DM for mac and it has so few features! I'd love to be able to start using this!

But did not yet receive an invite. Not very optimistic either...

Jake Storm

Yeah, I wish DM for mac gets the same features.
Not all mac users got sucked into the iphone.


I just hope this fixes the sync issue with office 2010. I know there is a work around, but I'm not going through all that or paying for something to make it work. Crossing fingers to get invite.


I'd be interested in finding out what the workaround is


I'd be interested in finding out what the workaround is


is there no mac version for blackberry 6 DM???


This is only the *BETA* for the PC version... you know how this works, stable for us, then it's your turn ;)


So since last year they finally actually put out Mac software years after saying it was coming, it was coming, it was coming, we've had what, three updates in a little under a year? And the at least one of the last two basically erased most of the calendar and/or contacts off of poeple's Berries if they weren't careful? You think they're going to update it for OS6? I won't hold my breath.

Jake Storm

I finally broke down and bought a netbook running Windows7 just so I could use DM for Windows.


ok, I got to get in on this Beta. I just signed up in the Beta Zone. I hope I can get in.


This showed up in my eligible programs list but after I continue and agree to the T and C there is no available download


they will email you a link (may take up to 48 hous)


Dis doesn't show up in my eligible programs list...I hope I get it soon


I got in for BB Protect but not this yet. Here's hoping.


I think I'd prefer Blackberry Protect. This would be cool, but I'd rather be able to play around with all the Protect features rather than just a new interface with different (and better) features.


tried to sign up for the beta zone and it says its not available for my country... um... im in the US and it clearly says its available in the us!???


Looks outsanding. From first impressions this will be a winner. Looks like some hard work has gone in here.

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Checked the beta site. Got invited.


I really hope that RIM offer syncing to Outlook 2010 at release of Desktop Manager 6.


Anyone got this installed and tested yet to see if it works with Office 2010?


I have had no trouble with syncing DM 6 to Outlook 2010. The only thing I'm not syncing right now are my contacts, which is done OTA.

I'm not sure which problems you are referring to, but if you'd like me to attempt a sync of my contacts manually, just let me know and I'll disable my wireless sync settings to test it.


Could you Please make a thread

There are many people wanting Office 2010 support from DM, if you could make a thread and post some screen shots that would be fantastic.


I'm signed for the beta zone and haven't been able to sign up for the desktop or bbm..


It looks slick. One question does it solve the problem of not being able to sync with Outlook 2010?


Stopped even bothering to check if there is any invite for any BB beta


i don't even see the option for me to do op in the beta testing


this looks exactly like the Mac DM


Just got an invite email from BetaZone


Any chances that, this release will have address the fix for Media Sync which as of now does not support syncing music from network shares (without mapped) and grey's out all playlists that have songs on the network?


I just got my email. :p I'm invited to the party!


I just got mine too!! I can't wait to give it a spin! :D


I got my invite for this today. I've gotten in on the FB Beta, BBM, and Podcast one. Loving these.


BBM from Beta Zone ..Hope I get my e-mail for DM 6.0 ..Got my fingers crossed!!..


Just received the enail. Looks nice. Early build though


It looks INCREDIBLE. Look, there is a section that says Applications, I PRAY we can now back-up our Apps. all in one place.


i couldn't sign up for this... RIM what the fuxxk is up?? i know i didn't buy my bold for this bs. My email and password isn't working... why is this??


i couldn't sign up for this... RIM what the fuxxk is up?? i know i didn't buy my bold for this bs. My email and password isn't working... why is this??


This is very nice, altough I've been a Beta Zone member and keep getting snaked on all the good betas, like the past two BBM releases. So my hopes aren't high for this.


So if you got an invite why don't you upload the actual file? Spread the love.


You can't you need an unlock code in order to install the application. I made it in but I am still waiting for my unlock code to be sent out.


....WOW. That is really weak shit.


Its how RIM controls everything leaking out all over the place.


and the keycode is PIN-based
wont work in other phones


Got the email sent to my phone and went to blackberry beta and accepted. I'm excited!!


whats that wallpaper shown on the 9700 i want it for my 9700


can anyone provide me with a link as i am not a memeber of bb beta and they have closed the singups...


Waking up this morning and seeing OS 6 available but not available pissed me off. Nice way to start off my day and ruin it.


Yeah, as with everyone else....It hasn't shown up in my eligible programs list either.....


Now I just need my unlock code. Can't wait!


Did anyone else notice the double rainbow in the Picture media sync screen shot above? WHAT DOES IT MEAN?!!?!?




It would be nice if BB desktop manager would be able to do desktop data entry so you wouldn't have to use MS Outlook for it.


I signed up and logged in but I don't see a link to the Desktop Manager 6...


WHERE can I download the Desktop Manager 6 off the beta site? I have already signed up yet it only gives me MSN, Yahoo, and Google beta's as eligible downloads...


I want that beta stuff too, still waiting for it...


does this sync w storm 2 or what and will i be able to transfer contacts to a new phone


Suuuuuure, if you're device will be 6.0 compatible. Storm 1/2 people are still yawning.


I really would love to get this


Don't people read before asking?

This is an INVITE ONLY beta, so if they haven't emailed you an invite.....Desktop Manager 6 won't show up in your eligible programs.

Once you log in and accept the invite, IT WILL TAKE UP TO 48hrs to get your keycode AND DOWNLOAD LINK emailed to you.

Lastly, STOP ASKING FOR DOWNLOAD LINKS, this software is linked to individual PIN's via a keycode, so even if you managed to get a can't use it unless you got invited in.


Got my invite earlier but I'm still waiting for my code. Hopefully tomorrow


Didn't show up in beta zone for me yet. Hope it does...


ALL I WANT is a decent way to upgrade the OS without causing a major disaster for all my 3rd-party apps and data.


Pretty please?!?


Where can I download Desktop manager 6 from?


I suggest you go back to school and take some more simple reading classes. A LOT more actually.


I just read somewhere that OS 6 will be releasing on the Bold 9700... if this is true... i can wait :)


Does anybody know where I can get the wallpaper from the device in the photo?


Anyone who is running This Beta are you also running Outlook 2010? I would like to know if they have fixed the Outlook Sync issue,


IF you have the Beta of DM 6 please create a thread in the DM forum

Lets get a discussion going about it, hopefully it wont get full of Code requests and people just looking to comment on everything.


Hi, the application form is not yet available for my country how can I download it :(


Took around less then a day to get my keycode, now I cannot wait to get home from work to download :). And people asking for download links and such are getting really annoying!


"...We're sorry, the application form is not yet available for your country. We are adding new country locations daily. Please be patient as we continue to expand across the globe..."

Dammit! :(


Will it do what we all want it to do...Just one simple little task...Will it SYNC with Microsoft Office Outlook 2010?

I've got this funny feeling it won't!


im so over BBbeta, whats the point of being a member if you can't test out the "good stuff" lol


When is this new app spozed to be released to the unwashed masses?


Desktop 6 does look great. However, several things have come out in beta lately, but I never see it available in beta zone. BB needs to stop deceiving people into signing up if they're not going to make the new beta software available to all members. I'm highly disappointed!

Arch Nemesis

Am tryin 2 sign up an its not lettin me, can someone put up an example or something 2 help pleasssseeee gladly appreciated


It's on BBLeaks! seems the same to me though


Hey guys, unless there this a problem with the the current BB Desktop version that I don't know about, I guess I don't get it.

For awhile, I thought I made the biggest mistake getting a Blackberry and trying to sync it to a MAC. A few years ago you Verizon said I had to down load Pocket Mac to sync it. It was a horrible program that nobody at RIM could help be get it working, Finally some sharp guy over at RIM told me NOT to return my Blackberry because if I wait a week, Blackberry will be coming out with a MAC-friendly desktop manager, and he was RIGHT!

This current version of BB Desktop Manager works so slick (at least on a MAC) I don't see why they would want to mess with it.

Oh I admit...this newer version looks real pretty. But I am really getting reluctant to jump into upgrades when I have everything running perfectly. Especially after the hours I wasted dealing with Pocket Mac. I am getting really gun shy about "New and Better" lately, so YOU GO FIRST and I'll just sit here and read the reviews.