BlackBerry Protect is a project that I cannot wait for RIM to release. It has been a long time coming and is a backup solution that practically EVERY consumer and small business BlackBerry owner will appreciate. We first heard wind of it as BlackBerry Shield almost a year ago and since then RIM has confirmed its existence in both a private and now a bit more public beta in the Beta Zone. We reviewed BlackBerry protect back in July when RIM gave us early access to the solution.
There are millions of BlackBerry users out there who could really use BlackBerry Protect. I am hoping that RIM will release it very soon since it will be a huge step forward for them. We were hearing rumors back in January that Protect would be launching very soon but here we are in January still waiting. We even spotted the public FAQ for BlackBerry Protect so hopefully there is some light at the end of the tunnel.
Anybody else hoping that RIM will finally get around to rolling out BlackBerry Protect?
Just as a reminder last time we checked the feature list for BlackBerry Protect includes the ability to remotely:
- Locate your BlackBerry on a map
- Activate a loud ringer
- Device lock
- Password change
- Lost and Found screen
- Remote wipe both device and microSD card
- OTA backup of PIM data, bookmarks and text messages