RIM Gearing Up to FINALLY Release BlackBerry Protect in 2+ Weeks?

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It looks like BlackBerry Protect will finally be released in the next few weeks. One of our sources sent us an email from RIM stating that they are winding down their BlackBerry Protect Beta to get ready for the official launch. As I said just a few weeks ago BlackBerry Protect is a project that I cannot wait for RIM to release. Users are in dire need of a wireless backup solution and RIM has been dangling one in front of our eyes for almost a year ago confirming it in both a private and public beta in the Beta Zone. We even reviewed BlackBerry protect back in July when RIM gave us early access to the solution.

RIM has sent out an email to all current BlackBerry Protect users advising them that the BlackBerry Protect service would be down starting this Wednesday February 23rd for about two weeks. For that time the clients and website will both be offline and they will be deleting all current beta users data so be sure to perform a desktop backup if you are part of the beta. They have confirmed that the service will be back up and running in 2 or so weeks.

That timeline fits in perfectly right after/around the launch of BES 5.0.3 which finally brings support and IT Policies for BlackBerry Protect. I really cant wait to give it a spin!

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  1. This has definitely been a long time coming. BB protect boasts some pretty cool remote options. I think the ‘Find Your Device’ feature will be extremely popular.

  2. I’ve been waiting for a long time for this. I hope the wait was worth it.

  3. where did they pull this from?

    i havent heard anything about this in a long time!

    great to hear!

  4. Glad to year, and I’m really excited to give it a try.

  5. Oh man, if this is true, all I can say is: SWEET! :)

  6. Finally, Dang I been looking for news about this. BB Review seems to always somehow or most of time gets the news first.

  7. I hope it’s not again Canada and U.S. only :S

  8. But when will they finally have an easy option to back up the WHOLE BlackBerry, 3rd party apps and all, with license codes? Yes, I know you can pretend to change BlackBerrys but why don’t they just add an option to BB Desktop?

  9. Please for os 6 and launch with playbook.. this will make some people to finally upgrade their phones..

  10. Nice to see that this might actually see the light of day. I’ve been waiting for it quite a while and was beginning to think it got the axe.

  11. we all thought the same things Bob.

  12. UGH!! finally…

  13. I just reread Remzi’s review from a year ago…seriously, 2 weeks can’t come soon enough.

  14. I had my blackberry stolen two weeks ago. Seems that RIM was a little bit too late for me :(

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