Josep spotted this article on RIM’s knowledgebase that finally explains one reason for the difference between Desktop Manager 4.5 & 4.6. I was curious because the versions are very similar…
Turns out that with Desktop Manager 4.6 you now have the ability to backup and restore the internal device memory. It also gives access to the internal memory to the media application. Now this might not make much sense for current devices which have a puny amount of device memory but Bold has 1GB of device memory… (The shiny bulb over my head went off when I understood that)
Turns out that the backup and restore functions now output two different files during the process:
- an .ipd file which is the backup file for BlackBerry Desktop Manager
- a compressed file of the Device Memory
They due mention that due to the large potential size (1GB) of the internal memory this process may now take longer.