The response from current BlackBerry Protect Beta users has been overwhelmingly positive. The only people I have seen say anything bad about it was for the lack of support for BES enabled devices or they are on a limited data plan. All in all I think RIM has a real hit on their hands to almost match with BBM as a must have app.
Our buddies over at MiBlackBerry noticed that RIM has fixed one of the flaws in the BlackBerry Protect launch which was the limitation to certain countries. RIM has now extended the beta to users in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East which is nice!
Just as a reminder BlackBerry Protect will backup your:
- Browser Bookmarks
- Text Messages
RIM has posted a great guide for getting you started on BlackBerry Protect and I highly recommend reading it. Head on over to the BlackBerry Protect website to get started. There are still some limits on the countries where it is available in App World and it requires OS 4.6+.