Your iTunes will sync to your BlackBerry!

Posted on April 22, 2013. Filed under: BlackBerry 10, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

iTunes sync to BlackBerry

There are many people, both iOS users and not, who do not know that their iTunes library will sync with their BlackBerry.  If you are purchasing any BlackBerry smartphone, whether it is the latest Z10 or Q10 device or you prefer an OS 6 or 7 device such as the Bold 9900, Curve 9360 etc, iTunes will sync with it.  This is a relief to iPhone or iPod users who are looking at buying a BlackBerry but are afraid of losing their iTunes music library.

First of all, to install and then sync to your new BlackBerry OS 7 and below you will need BlackBerry Desktop Manager.  This should automatically be triggered to download when you first hook up your new BlackBerry to your PC or Mac.  If you prefer to download and explore beforehand, you can download it from http://ca.blackberry.com/software/desktop.html for either PC or Mac.  Also see http://ca.blackberry.com/software/desktop/blackberry-media-sync.html .  (It notes in the fine print that “BlackBerry Media Sync is compatible with 32-bit editions of Windows® XP Service Pack 2 AND 64 and 32-bit e editions of Windows Vista™ which requires iTunes version 7.7.1 or higher. Not compatible Windows 2000. Mac OS 10.4 and 10.5 require iTunes version 7.7.1 or higher. All applicable charges will still apply for the purchase of music from iTunes.”)

Sync to your BlackBerry from a Mac

iTunes sync works for all BlackBerry devices, including the PlayBook

If you have an OS 10 device (Z10 or Q10 at this point), you will need BlackBerry Link instead at http://ca.blackberry.com/software/desktop/blackberry-link.html and these are the instructions on transferring your files from an iPhone to a BlackBerry 10 device: http://ca.blackberry.com/content/dam/blackBerry/pdf/howTo/Switching_from_an_iPhone_to_a_BlackBerry_Z10.pdf  When setting up, you will get a choice to either sync with iTunes or Windows Media Player.  Choose iTunes, assuming that is your preference.

Choose iTunes to sync your iTunes media to your BlackBerry 10 device

After initial setup, (Windows)  iTunes can be synced by just right clicking on the Music icon when the My Computer tab is checked.  Then choose ‘sync’ to transfer files to the Z10.   There also were some songs I was not interested in having on my playlist any more so I was glad to be able to get rid of them.  🙂

There are many helpful sites, including BlackBerry Help sites for general or specific information eg http://ca.blackberry.com/support.html and http://ca.blackberry.com/support/smartphones.html  and on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/blackberrysupport, as well as many blog sites and @BlackBerryHelp on Twitter https://twitter.com/BlackBerryHelp which have many resources to help.

Enjoy your new BlackBerry!  🙂

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Posted on February 14, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Inside BlackBerry

Peek into your favorite BlackBerry 10 apps

I’m excited about the new BlackBerry 10 devices and I hope you are too. Definitely one of my favorite features and one we’ve highlighted often is the “peek” functionality to view emails, your calendar, or other apps.

To give you a better idea of how the “peek” functionality of BlackBerry 10 devices can help make it easier for you to get things done, I wanted to share a typical situation we often face: coordinating hangout time with a group of friends.

Usually you begin by opening your email, or BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) creating a new appointment, returning to the email “home” screen to check your email, clicking through to return to the appointment, finishing creating the appointment, and then sending it to your friends. If you also have to look up their contact information, that’s even another step.

I’ve found this is all way easier on a BlackBerry 10 device…

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BlackBerry 10 101

Posted on January 27, 2013. Filed under: BlackBerry 10, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Hi all–a bit about me:  I am a BlackBerry fan, 9900 owner and small investor.  My blog will introduce BlackBerry 10 to those who are unfamiliar with it (for example, iOS, Android, WP, other users) and hopefully stimulate some conversation.  🙂  No topic is off-limits so feel free to post, just have respect for the others.  🙂

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