your PC, you use an application called
BlackBerry Desktop Manager (BDM), which
comes on a CD along with your BlackBerry.
Application Loader is a mini application
within BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
If you have an employer-issued BlackBerry,
your company might impose guidelines on
what applications (if any) can and cannot be
installed and uninstalled from your device.
Be sure to familiarize yourself with your IT
department's policy before attempting to
install or uninstall software from a company-
owned BlackBerry.
Accessing the Blackberry Application
After BlackBerry Desktop Manager is
installed on your PC, do the following to
access Application Loader:
1. On your PC, select Start --> Programs -->
BlackBerry --> Desktop Manager.
BlackBerry Desktop Manager opens.
2. Connect your BlackBerry to your PC via
your USB cable.
Doing so connects your BlackBerry to your
PC. If successful, you see the password dialog
box. If not, check to see whether the USB
cable is connected properly to both your PC
and your BlackBerry and then try again. If all
else fails, contact your service provider, or
contact your system administrator if you're
an enterprise user.
3. Enter your password.
This completes your BlackBerry-to-PC
4. On your PC, double-click the Application
Loader icon in BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
The Application Loader Wizard welcome
screen opens. At this point, you're ready to
use the functions of Application Loader.
Using the Blackberry Application Loader
To install an application onto your
BlackBerry from your PC by using
Application Loader, you first have to install
that application onto your PC. The installation
onto your PC varies, depending on which
application you choose to install, so be sure
to refer to the manual that comes with the
application you choose.
After you get the application onto your PC,
you need to locate the application's ALX file (a
file with the .alx extension). The ALX file
isn't the file that gets installed on your
BlackBerry; rather, it tells Application Loader
where the actual application file is located on
your PC. You can usually find an application's
ALX file in the folder where you installed the
application on your PC.
After you download the application on your
PC, you can install it on your BlackBerry by
using Application Loader as follows:
1. Launch Application Loader from
BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
The Application Loader Wizard welcome
screen appears.
2. Click the Next button.
3. Enter your password, and then click Next.
If your handheld isn't connected properly,
you see the Communication Port Selection
screen. Connect your BlackBerry to the USB
cable and make sure that the USB cable is
connected to the PC. Then click Next.
The Handheld Application Selection screen
appears. This screen lists the applications that
are already installed on your BlackBerry.
4. Click the Add button.
An Open file dialog box appears, which you
use to locate the ALX file of the application
you want to install.
5. Locate the ALX file and then click Open.
You return to the Handheld Application
6. Click Next.
Doing so brings up the confirmation screen,
listing the application to be installed.
7. Click Finish.
The installation process starts, and a progress
window appears. When the progress window
disappears — and if all went well — t