Bounty for Tethering the BlackBerry 8700 to a Mac

As far as I can tell, no one has yet come up with a way to tether a BlackBerry 8700 to a Mac (running Mac OS X) to use it as a modem. This works on the PC, so it’s likely a matter of reverse engineering to get it working on OS X.

It seems that others are interested as well. A few folks seem to have started working on it, but maybe we can provide some encouragement with a bounty?

I’ll throw in $50 to get things started… if you’d like to sweeten the pot, PayPal some cash to paypal AT alexking DOT org with “BlackBerry Bounty” in the comments.

Current bounty total: $685


  • The working solution must work on both MacBooks (including Pro) and PowerBooks and it must work with a BlackBerry 8700 on T-Mobile and Cingular.
  • If the solution is not made available for free (ie. is packaged as a commercial product), anyone who contributed to the Bounty must be given a free license.
  • The solution must be found by September 30th, 2006.
  • If no solution is found by that time, I will refund the bounty contributions (via PayPal).

UPDATE: digg it folks!