The image above is the last thing I ever want to see on my BlackBerry Curve. The PhoneBAK Anti-Theft solution we mentioned before has been released and can be picked up for $24.90 from the Bak2U website. The new PhoneBAK software works with every BlackBerry OS except for the Curve but Curve support is promised soon.
I got quite a beating when we first announced that PhoneBAK was coming out soon. According to all the comments on the previous posts this will help you catch the
bastard thief that stole your BlackBerry. One of the commentators, Jason, corrected me by bringing up a point I had not even considered.
I guess one big point people are missing here is the following, Mobile Phones, PDA and BB are all devices that are also stolen after a violent crime like assault, Rape( I hate that word), Major theft and damage to a house. May I ask you this Ronen, If you were attacked and severely beaten, the only clue was that the perpetrator stole your phone, wouldn’t you be wishing they put their SIM into it to assist in getting those dirt bags. PS (I sincerely wish that never happens to you) but you get my point. To many people do not think outside the square.
Where I live, a man was random gang bashed to death, The perpetrators stole his phone and used it to torment his family and friends via SMS. Now if he had PhoneBAK, and those bastards swapped SIM cards, bang they are busted.
As I said previously I will withhold judgment until I actually try the software. Since I am currently using a BB Curve as my main device I will be waiting for a new release that supports the Curve OS.
More about PhoneBAK from their website:
PhoneBAK BB is an innovative lost & found anti-theft software program for BlackBerry Wireless Handheld and Smartphones devices.
The program works quietly by automatically checking on the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card when inserted into the phone.
It sends out pre-set SMS Text message and email alerts (local & overseas) with information of IMEI, IMSI, location and the thief’s contact number when the program detects that it is an unauthorized user!