BlackBerry Desktop Software updated to v7.1.0 (B42)

By Bla1ze on 27 Mar 2013 10:04 pm EDT

If you've not yet moved into a BlackBerry 10 device where BlackBerry Link is the new desktop solution then you may be pleased to know that BlackBerry hasn't forgotten about updating BlackBerry Desktop Software. The latest update available for download is now sitting at v7.1.0 (B42) and is ready for all Windows users. If you're looking for the download and full changelog, you'll find it listed below.

  • Additional OS Support - Support for Windows 8
  • BlackBerry PlayBook tablet support  - You can add a tablet that has BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0.1 or later installed on it.
  • Media sync enhancements - Sync your music by individual songs or by collections of music, including albums, Drag and drop picture and video folders from your computer into the BlackBerry Desktop Software to sync with your BlackBerry smartphone or tablet, Learn about syncing Music, Pictures, and Videos before configuring features.
  • Sync enhancements - You can sync all of your configured data at one time by toggling the sync button in a synchronization screen and selecting Sync All.

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BlackBerry Desktop Software updated to v7.1.0 (B42)


that means this version of DTM will work w/ the newest windows OS,,, it's the one that is touchscreen capable if your monitor or tablet/laptop supports it,,, it's also available to non-touch but, is geared towards touch, for the most part...

@ SeaWarrior
I was more wondering if it was an "app" for Windows 8. I already have DTM installed on Windows 8 and it works fine. Maybe it is just bug fixes for Windows 8

BTW not sure why CB just emailed me now that you responded to my post when you responded a week ago, lol.

like it's already been said, yes,,, i have both & use BBLink for transferring pics & vids to my PlayBook,,, yes, i said PlayBook... ;-)

I got this yesterday, what i'm really looking forward to is getting BB10 on the playbook. I want to see how they changed it for the tablet.

Yeah you can use them both on the same computer. I rock a 9900 and z10. I just don't enable automatic detection of the phone when added to the computer.

BlackBerry vet since 2004! Z10; Bold 9900 & 64gb PlayBook owner

You mean download it using carrier data and then transfer the installation file to the computer? Yes, you can. I do it all the time with device software on-the-go.

not compatible with Outlook 2013 - such a shame!!!!
i don`t understand this ignorance.
It`s not "Built to keep you moving"
Nothing is moving with BB... !!!!!!!!!

That's the risk of using the very newest version of any software. I'm still waiting for some of the OEMs I deal with regularly to release firmware to allow integration of their devices with Windows 8, and these are big time companies too. Enough is changed under the hood in Office that a lot of plugins and extensions don't work anymore. Maybe Microsoft should take some heat on this too.

I hope this works better with Windows 8. This has been a real frustration! I wonder if Link and Desktop will still fight over my PlayBook...

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Lack of support for Outlook 2013 is really disappointing. This is a known problem since last November... I agree with makox, nothing is moving.....

Nothing in Microsoft is moving. BlackBerry has ABSOLUTELY NO CONTROL over how microsoft makes (or breaks) their products. It is a known problem that MICROSOFT hasn't fixed yet, or probably never will.

Desktop Manager is now useless cant do anything with it i did the update and no phones would connect so uninstalled and put a older version on got 2 x 9320 that need os updates cant even do them with out it asking to install new update from DM before it will go anywhere help please