If you own a BlackBerry Pearl or newer BlackBerry device listening to music is absolutely something that you can do. The reality, however, is that BlackBerry users simply don’t use their BlackBerry as an MP3 player even though they can.
To put it bluntly, the Roxio Media Manager sucks, plus, you already have a few hundred bucks tied up into your iPod and all of your music is already in iTunes. The convenience of not having to carry around your iPod because you can now put MP3s on your BlackBerry really isn’t all the convenient when you get right down to it because you have to convert everything from iTunes.
This is all going to change with BlackBerry Media Sync.
To make a long story short BlackBerry Media Sync will allow you to transfer music that you have in iTunes directly to your BlackBerry. There aren’t a lot of details yet, however, being able to sync iTunes to your BlackBerry will actually make listening to music on your BlackBerry less of a chore.
For me, my BlackBerry will probably never replace my iPod, however, I can see where I would sync some of my iTunes content to my BlackBerry for those rare times when I don’t have my iPod but still want to listen to or watch something.
BlackBerry Media Sync is not yet available however you can find out more about it here.
This is very encouraging IF you can transfer iTunes music and movies onto your BB as easily as you can with an iPod.
Granted, very few folks want to watch movies on their Pearl or Curve, but if the Thunder winds up being a device that I can use to watch iTunes videos, I’ll be happier than a pig in mud.
Pearl Tunes copies MP3s and other unprotected digital music from selected play lists on iTunes for Windows to the Micro SD memory card on the user’s BlackBerry Pearl. This allows the user to copy just favorite selections to the BlackBerry Pear.
Do you know if this Media Sync tool will work on iTunes files with DRM? If not, Media Sycn will be much to do about nothing.
I was wondering the same thing as Metsker. I would hope that at the very least media sync would convert DRM protected media to DRM free automatically and not lose to much quality during the process. If I had to covert my downloaded iTunes songs to CD and then re-rip them to MP3 manually, I would just continue to use my iPod to avoid the hassle.
ive been trying to get my music on my blackberry using media files and it just wont work itll copy everything on my phone but i cant play anything and i have a memory card and when i plug it into my computer it goes away from my device and doesnt show up on the computer either…HHELPPP! i just want some music on my phone it cant be that hard can it!?
I agree with Ashley,
I’ve been trying every way I can think of to get my itunes (on my HPlaptop) onto my blackberry. I got a few tunes to synch, but can’t remember what I did to get them there. So frustrating. I’ve tried the memory card, transfer from CD, etc. My cell phone company isn’t any help. It shouldn’t be that hard!!
Hi, Kathy, the music you were trying to convert may have drm protection on them, if this, you may have to remove the drm protection first, otherwise you can’t play them. If not protected files, I just use Daniusoft Video converter to transform the format.
I w has amazaed how well this worked!!!! I will share it with everybody I know that has a blackberry.
I jus wan sum music on my bb how do I get it on 🙁
Try slacker radio for blackberry