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    Do I Need To Install Desktop Software??

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    I am wondering how necessary it is to install my BB desktop software on my PC. I use AOL for my email and do not use a PC based organizer that needs synching. Is there any other reason to install it??

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    Re: Do I Need To Install Desktop Software??

    Yes...Most programs you want to install will require you to use it, and you can backup all the information in your device in the unfortunate event of a crash.

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    Re: Do I Need To Install Desktop Software??

    Okay remember that I have only had my 8700 for a few days and it is my first BB. What programs will I want to download??
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    Re: Do I Need To Install Desktop Software??

    Depends on what you are going to be using it for.

    If you check out the reviews section here you will find tons of different programs from professional to personal.

    Don't worry about it. We try our best to help everyone out here.

    If ya have a question, don't hesitate to ask.

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    Re: Do I Need To Install Desktop Software??

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    If you're just going to use your BlackBerry as it came out-of-the-box, then there is little need for the Desktop Manager, aside from performing data backups.

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    Re: Do I Need To Install Desktop Software??

    If you're not going to sync to Outlook or use the handheld backup tool or use software that installs via Desktop Manager then there's no reason to install DM.

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    Re: Do I Need To Install Desktop Software??

    Is it possible to upload/install programs to BB using Desktop Manager that has a password required (Business BB)?

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    Re: Do I Need To Install Desktop Software??

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffNNJ
    Okay remember that I have only had my 8700 for a few days and it is my first BB. What programs will I want to download??
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    Jeff
    googlemaps, opera mini, bbweather, piconews and blackberry 411 are all programs that i use almost on a daily basis> You can also easily obtain all of these applications hem over the air.

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    Re: Do I Need To Install Desktop Software??

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~i second the recommendation to install desktop manager. Not only for backing up your data but if you have any problems with your BB first thing any tech support will tell you is to reload the handheld OS which requires the desktop manager. Good luck with your device

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    Re: Do I Need To Install Desktop Software??

    Quote Originally Posted by ugowego
    Is it possible to upload/install programs to BB using Desktop Manager that has a password required (Business BB)?
    If you know the password, and your company's IT policy doesn't prevent installation of third party apps is should be possible. But those are two big if's in the corporate world. Talk to you BB admin about what limitations are included in your IT Policy.

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    Re: Do I Need To Install Desktop Software??

    I am trying to use the Media Manager feature in Desktop Manager with my 8700, it is giving me an error message saying i dont have Blackberry Device Software 4.2 or later on my device. can i get that software and is it possible to trasfer it to my phone. lastly, will this allow me to transfer media from my computer to my phone? Thanks

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    Re: Do I Need To Install Desktop Software??

    Tex732, Welcome to PinStack.

    Currently the OS 4.2.x.xxx is only available for the 8100. Therefore you can not get it for your 8700. Once it is available for the 8700, you will be able to download it and install on your Device. There are a lot of rumors and speculation about what 4.2.x.xxx for the 8700 will enable, so until we get an official announcement from RIM concerning this we really don't know whether or not it will allow the transfer of media to your device. But remember, the 8700 has no expansion of memory so we're limited to what can go in the internal memory.

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    Re: Do I Need To Install Desktop Software??

    thanks a lot for your help, ill continue to check this site for news about that release. thanks again

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    Re: Do I Need To Install Desktop Software??

    Any word on the release of 4.2 for the 8700?

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    Re: Do I Need To Install Desktop Software??

    It is essential to install the DM to:
    1. Backup and restore
    2. Any time you switch to another model of BB
    3. Transfer data, say Palm's, to your BB
    4. Install programs
    5. Unlock themes
    6. Upgrade device core software
    Hope this help.

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