I'd like to be able to do that too, but I don't think you can yet. In the Nokia Ovi Suite FAQ it says:
"Nokia PC Suite will eventually be replaced by the newer, more user-friendly Nokia Ovi Suite application for both Windows and Mac."
but I haven't found any indication of when this might happen. In the meantime there is Nokia Multimedia Transfer, and you can use iSync to synchronise your contacts with the Address Book on a Mac, but I don't think you can back up your texts.
Man, I spend an hour to find this out. There is no hint on the OVI website that it does not support MAC. NOKIA should have posted that in big letters in order to save us time. And I think it is very poor for a company like Nokia that Ovi Suites is not available for Mac. I have an iMac and a Nokia phone but now I have a strong reason to buy an iPhone.
Final word on Ovi Suite for Mac: Never going to happen.
The link above is to a moderator post regarding Ovi Suite development at Nokia's beta labs. The author is teemukoo and a direct quote from his post includes, "Sorry to inform you that Nokia Ovi Suite for Mac is no longer in our plans. It was release as an internal alpha, but never made it to beta.".
So after more than 3 years of eagerly waiting for Ovi Suite on my Mac, they abandonded the product without ever even releasing a beta. I'm sure I wasn't the only one who was looking forwad to having this functionality...
I suppose that back in September 2008 when they said "no mention of the timeframe", they kept silent for a very good reason. ( source for this quote: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10038201-1.htm
At least the not-yet-released Windows Phone models from Nokia will already have Mac support, according to the beta-labs post linked to above. Not sure that this makes me feel any better, though Microsoft can't be much worse at Mac software project management than Nokia has been.
I suppose I'll take this as a good thing: insead of sitting here in a Bad Relationship with the Ovi Suite team, we've just now finally broken up. The relationship is over, like breaking up with a girl/boy-friend they can't let us down anymore. They are now only an ugly memory.
In these past few years of waiting for a Mac version, I've eventually gotten myself a Windows PC (changed jobs from a Mac centric office to a Windows centric office) and I have to say: Ovi Suite for Windows leaves a lot to be desired too. The only real reason I keep it installed is for updating my firmware; or it would be if there was ever a new firmware released for my region (Anna is due to come out about 1 month ago, right?) - I assume it will work when the time comes, but I've never had occasion to be able to try it.
Yes! ;-) Little known secret with Nokia - it IS possible to upload software from Apple Mac to Nokia device, using a Mac compatible equivalent of Ovi Suite, as I discovered yesterday morning when speaking to a genius Nokia Customer Adviser with some very annoying problems I was having with my E7... here's the link folks:
Don't worry about it saying it's only compatible with OS Snow Leopard upwards - I used it with previous Leopard OS, works a treat!
2011-10-02 1:41 - edited 2011-10-02 1:41
You can use Nokia Link on Mac :
Should work on N9, but also Symbian^3/Anna/Belle phones.
Useless !!! For Mac owners...
Even signed in it will not open the link....
Another link takes me to a Thai only site.... with no option for English.....
It's no wonder Nokia is going down the drain...
I want to use OVI SUITE to use my 808 as a modem but I have a mac..... Is Nokia seriously not making a mac compatible program?
I have achieved this but it involves using a virtual machine. My setup is
Oracle VirtualBox (4.2.8)
WindowsXP( yes it's old , I virtualised my old PC to use on my MAC for this purpose ) and
OS X 10.8.2.
You MUST install the VirtualBox extension pack AND enable USB2. If you don't the MAC will try and use the phone as an internet gateway !
I have a C2-03,as soon as I connected it and set OVI connection on the phone it connected to Nokia Suite 3.7.22
Now I am not sure if Nokie Suite is the same as Nokia OVI suite, but this should work in anycase as the connection is via a usb port of which the software is unaware of the actual hardware setup.
If you don't have a copy Windows, too bad I supose.