BlackBerry Desktop Manager has been the staple PC app for backing up, restoring, updating and synching BlackBerry devices for years, however with BlackBerry 10 a refreshed version dubbed BlackBerry Link looks to be taking its place. BlackBerry Link will have many of the same features of the current BlackBerry Desktop Software but has been built for the upcoming BlackBerry 10 devices (though we're assuming it will be compatible with older devices as well). With the new software, users will easily be able to sync music, videos, photos and documents as well as backup/restore device data, update device software and more. BlackBerry Link will also allow users to access files stored on a computer from their device.
BlackBerry Link will be a fresh start for the desktop software and appears to have a much more user friendly UI. With new features like drag-and-drop sync it will boast more features for BlackBerry 10 as well and hopefully work much better than the older software does now. Being a Mac user I haven't had much luck with the current desktop software as of late (and many Windows users feel the same) so BlackBerry Link will be welcome with open arms. BlackBerry Link should be timed for release with the annoucement of BlackBerry 10 devices in January.
BlackBerry Link First Look
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