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BlackBerry Desktop Software v7.1

To install BlackBerry® Desktop Software for PC v7.1, you'll need to meet the minimum system requirements listed below.

Hardware requirements

  • Intel® compatible 1 GHz or higher processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • USB 1.1 or higher USB port
  • Screen resolution of 1024x768 or greater
  • 100 MB of free hard disk space for typical installation

Software requirements

  • Windows® XP SP3 or later, Windows Vista®, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or an active Internet connection
  • iTunes version 7.7.1 or later, or Windows Media® Player version 10 or later, for music synchronization

BlackBerry smartphones

  • For media synchronization: BlackBerry® Device Software version 4.2 or later and a media card or built-in media storage
  • For the Wi-Fi® music sync feature: BlackBerry® 6 or later
  • For other desktop features: BlackBerry Device Software version 4.1 or later

Desktop email programs

For enterprise integration with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, one of the following email program requirements must be met:

  • Microsoft® Outlook® 2002, 2003, 2007 or 2010 (corporate or workgroup installation) with an email account on a Microsoft® Exchange Server version 5.5 SP 4 or later that can receive messages from the Internet
  • IBM® Lotus Notes® 5.0.6 or later with an email account on an IBM® Lotus® Domino® server 5.03 or later (5.0.12 or later recommended) that can receive messages from the Internet


The following organizers are supported for synchronization:

  • IBM Lotus Notes 6.5.5, 7.0.4, 8.0.3, 8.5.1 and 8.5.2
  • Microsoft Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010
  • Microsoft® Outlook® Express (Windows XP)
  • Windows Calendar (Windows Vista)
  • Windows Contacts (Windows Vista, Windows 7)