This morning RIM let us know that BlackBerry protect is finally available for those in North and Latin America. If you are in one of the two mentioned continents here is your chance to test drive this new application from RIM. Read further details below:
BlackBerry Protect is a free application that allows users to wirelessly backup, restore and locate their BlackBerry smartphone. In the event that their BlackBerry smartphone is misplaced, lost or stolen, BlackBerry Protect provides features like: remote device wipe, remote device lock, ‘Lost and Found’ screen, locate device on a map, remote activation of the BlackBerry smartphone loud ringer, and wireless device backup and restore.
Key features include:
• Remote Device Management:
- – Remote wipe
- – Remote lock and ‘Lost and Found’ screen
- – Remote activate loud ringer
- – Cell Tower and GPS device tracking
• Over the Air (OTA) Backup and Restore:
- – Contacts and Calendar
- – Memos and Tasks
- – Browser Bookmarks
- – Text Messages
- – Based on BlackBerry ID system
- – Web-based End User portal
- – Operator Call Center access
BlackBerry Protect open beta is available for download in BlackBerry App World Test Center (www.blackberry.com/appworld).
(note it may take up to 24hrs for BlackBerry Protect to appear in BlackBerry App World Test Center for some users). Users should be able to download it immediately on the BlackBerry Protect web site www.blackberry.com/protect.
Thanks to those who also sent this in.