Josep at MiBlackBerry just pointed me to a post on BlackBerryItalia website about a new BlackBerry contact manager that they just released for free. The purpose is to allow users to manage their contacts outside of Outlook. It uses your BlackBerry backup to edit the contacts. Personally I don’t see the need but I will let you judge for yourselves
A lot of our forum subscribers asked about the possibility to manage the address book on BlackBerry from their PC without need of third party email clients such as MS Outlook, Lotus Notes, etc.
So, we developed a simple tool in order to edit BlackBerry address book within a backup file in IPD format generated by the BlackBerry Desktop Software.
What can I do with this tool?
1) Create address book entries from scratch without need of an email client application. Saving the address book in IPD format and import it on the BlackBerry using the BlackBerry Desktop Software. Note: you can
also add pictures to your contacts.
2) Open an existing Desktop Manager backup file *.ipd, modify contacts, save and import it back to the BlackBerry using Desktop Manager.
3) Export your address book in XML format.
This a free BETA version available in three languages: italian, english and spanish. Any bugs should be at submitted to: developer (AT) blackberryitalia (.) it
If you want to support further development with new functionalities consider to donate some money.