How To...Synch Verizon’s Blackberry Curve 8330 with your Mac

How To...Synch Verizon’s Blackberry Curve 8330 with your Mac

Sonia Zjawinski
Jun 27, 2008

When I bought the new Blackberry Curve 8330 from Verizon last month I figured the smartphone's syncing capabilities would be similar to Cingular's Blackberry Curve – meaning, I wouldn't have any problems. Boy was I wrong…

When I tested Cingular's Curve 8300 I was told by Blackberry's rep that PocketMac, a free third-party software, would do the trick and it did. It worked like a charm with Cingular's Curve, but when I connected my new Verizon Curve it wouldn't read the device. Argh!

I reinstalled the software, got all its updates, and nothing. Blackberry's help section on its site said I needed to be running OS 10.4, I was running 10.4.11 and it still wasn't working. I then searched forums and found I wasn't the only one having these problems. Seemed like the only way out of this compatibility mess was buying a $40 piece of software called, Missing Sync. Being the thriftmeister that I am I didn't want to shell out money for software the phone should have come with in the first place, but I had already spent an entire day uninstalling and reinstalling PocketMac in the hopes that it would work and I was just wasting time and patience.

At 10:32 PM that night I finally sent the cash over to Mark/Space, which has useful software for other smartphones like the iPhone. As soon as Missing Sync was installed I plugged in my Blackberry and held my breath. Poof! It synched like Justin Timberlake! I haven't had a problem since.

While Verizon should really offer a free solution, in these circumstances this was the best $40 I've spent in a long time.

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