I don’t know what to be more shocked about. The fact that a developer has finally decided on creating an app to backup to a SD card or the fact that S4BB is actually working on a cutting edge app. John from S4BB let me know about a new EARLY beta they are working on of an app called DataBackup.
I have been asking RIM and 3rd party devs for years to make an application that would let me backup critical information to my SD card. SmrtGuard made a few steps in this direction but the backup and restore options seemed secondary to their anti-theft focus. I used to be able to do this on my old Palm and Symbian devices without breaking a sweat but it was impossible on a BlackBerry..
Looks like the impossible will (hopefully) soon become possible. So far S4BB’s DataBackup app only lets you backup & restore contacts from your SD card but it is a step in the right direction. This is version 0.0.1 so they do not guarantee that it will actually work. So proceed at your own risk! I am just hoping this goes beyond PIM and lets you backup stuff like bookmarks, notes, and other things that desktop manager or a BES collect.
You can download the beta by entering in your name and email at this link.