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BlackBerry Desktop Manager

CNET Editors' review

Much like the gadgets it controls, this software feels like it's far behind the times. BlackBerry Desktop Manager is a huge, slow program that lags and crashes often. Worst of all, it has trouble even recognizing the few current BlackBerry models that are still hanging around the market. It looks like in Research In Motion's rush to prepare for the upcoming BB 10, this software has lost much of what made it work.

To its credit, the layout of BlackBerry Desktop Manager seems easy to figure out. Finding the things you want only takes a second and the software tries to walk you through the process. Sadly, actually making those features work seems to be another story. BlackBerry Desktop Manager will lose connection to your gadget midtransfer, which can mess up your files or backup, causing you to start over. File transfers go for minutes on end without a status update, which makes you think the program crashed. Somehow, that's more frustrating than when the program actually crashes -- which is more often than it should.

BlackBerry Desktop Manager offers a clean, beautiful interface, which is the only plus we can give to this software at this time. It's sleek, intuitive and helpful - the exact opposite of BlackBerry Desktop Manager itself. However, it often crashes, and if you're a fan of BlackBerry, you're better off trying to drag and drop your files and media to your gadget than deal with this program.

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  • All versions:

    2.4 stars

    out of 22 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 10
  • Current version:

    3.0 stars

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Do not install!!"

    June 29, 2013  |   By lighthouse1477

    Version: BlackBerry Desktop Manager 7.1.0 B39

    Pros

    Haven't even been able to use the program.

    Cons

    My blackberry automatically asked if I wanted to update it to the 7.1.0 version. During the installation, while it was trying to "Link Java", it cut off and a message popped up in a white screen "App Error 200". Since then I haven't been able to restart, reset, nor reboot my blackberry. I later found out this is "white death" to the blackberry. I've been working on it for hours and still cannot get it back to running condition.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very useful and easy to download and install."

    May 1, 2013  |   By mvmahesh

    Version: BlackBerry Desktop Manager 7.1.0 B39

    Pros

    Easy to download and install. No viruses.

    Cons

    Nothing to note.

    Summary

    Overall very good experience.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "It's Blackberry......"

    April 27, 2013  |   By Bobs415

    Version: BlackBerry Desktop Manager 7.1.0 B39

    Pros

    The program works as advertised, particularly if you read and understand the directions.

    Cons

    Navigating the program is not user friendly. You must be familiar with their proprietary terminology. I'm not comfortable with it, and will buy an iPhone soon.

    Summary

    Blah.

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