Brain Murmurs has introduced
Pulse, a new application that lets Mac users utilize their RIM BlackBerry device as a dialup networking modem. Pulse is available for pre-order now for $25, 50 percent off the regular price.
Pulse is under development presently and is slated for release in mid-November. It was developed in response to a bounty put forth by Alex King to develop software that would enable BlackBerry devices to work as modems — such software is already available for Windows, but a Mac offering hasn’t yet been released.
Pulse creates a Bluetooth modem profile for the BlackBerry, which enables the Mac to pair with it and communicate over the Internet as a dial-up connection. That means you won’t get the advanced speed of EDGE or other data networks that the BlackBerry supports, but it does provide some connectivity for users in a pinch. It’s been tested with BlackBerry 7290, 8700g and 8703e models.
Like other mobile apps like Verichat, Pulse uses a proxy server, according to Brain Murmurs. The proxy server they’ve developed is open-source and will be downloadable from their Web site; users who don’t want to set up a proxy server themselves can also subscribe to a low-cost proxy service (around $40 per year, according to Brain Murmurs).
Expect to see a general public release in “about a month or so,” according to the developer. A trial version is also expected to be released.