BlackBerry developer Research In Motion is adding Mac support across its product range.

The company is licensing PocketMac for BlackBerry to include free with every BlackBerry device sold. The deal includes a commitment to future development of the software, and means Mac users will be able to synchronise their Macs with their handhelds.

PocketMac for BlackBerry allows users to synchronise email, contacts, calendar, tasks and notes with Mac applications. As part of the deal the software is also now available for free download from PocketMac.

"The worldwide popularity of Mac OS X is driving the creation of many exciting new products and significant growth in the Apple development
community," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of worldwide developer relations.

Mark Guibert, Research In Motion's VP marketing, said: "There is significant interest in BlackBerry from Mac users and we look forward to delivering PocketMac for BlackBerry to customers around the world."