BlackBerry has pushed out a new update to BlackBerry Link today for both Mac and Windows. This new version fixes the issues some users were having when using BlackBerry Link to transfer data from older BlackBerrys to the BlackBerry Z10. BlackBerry also clarified that an updated version of BlackBerry 10 OS for the BlackBerry Z10 is incoming and being tested by carriers to address device switch issues.
You can download the updated BlackBerry Link here. On top of that BlackBerry reiterated their statement that they will continue offering sync support over USB to applications like Outlook though they still recommend wireless syncing if possible. Here is what they said:
On the question of a direct sync between Outlook and the BlackBerry Z10 using BlackBerry Link, this is currently in the works. and will come in two stages. In the first update, which will be available in the coming weeks, you’ll be able to perform a one way import of your contacts and calendar info from Outlook to your BlackBerry Z10. Shortly thereafter, a second update will give you full two-way USB sync of your personal information with computer applications such as Outlook
We understand the importance of this, and we are doing our best to deliver this capability to you.
On a final note, many of you have also been asking if there is any way in general to sync the BlackBerry Z10 with applications like Outlook on Windows, or Address Book on Mac OS. The answer is – yes, absolutely! And no USB cable is needed for this. The BlackBerry Z10 is an advanced smartphone that provides a wireless sync capability that was not previously supported on BlackBerry (OS 7.1 and earlier) smartphones. We encourage you to setup your BlackBerry Z10 with an email service that supports wireless synchronization. If you are interested in moving to wireless sync, here are a few links and tips that can help you out. If you need assistance or have some questions please reach out to@BlackBerryHelp on Twitter or visit the BlackBerry Customer Support Forums