Introducing Blackberry Protect – Security App To Backup All Important Data

by Kabir on September 22, 2010

Research In Motion (RIM), the Canadian makers of the BlackBerry have come up with this unique and highly useful application. A security app, which is being called as BlackBerry Protect, is the talk of the town these days. It’s an application that provides various features such as 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 andrestore. So, the app might just turn out to be an important one for those who have the tendency to misplace their BB devices.

Detailed Key Features

The key features of this app along with a brief description of how to use the app is below.

  • LOUD RING FEATURE FOR MISPLACED BB DEVICES: Of course, all of have this tendency of misplacing our mobile devices somewhere in the house. We sometimes leave it on the bed or on our study table, forgetting then wasting time. So how about having a louder ringtone? Yes, surely this might be of some help.
  • DEALING WITH A LOST BB DEVICE: Losing a smartphone is one of the most depressing things to happen. So, the app deals with that too (not the depressing emotion, but the lost smartphone). So here is a brief description as to how to go about it. Firstly, log onto BB Protect web portal where user will lock the BB username and password. Next, set the “lost & found” screen with a message and contact info (as displayed below). Next, on the web portal, user can view the current location the device using GPS functionality (which is in-built in your BB smartphone).

  • WIPE DEVICE FEATURE: The Wipe-Device feature allows the user to delete all personal information in the mobile handset, in case the mobile handset is not found.
  • THE BACKUP FEATURE: Now, as soon as you buy your new BB smartphone, the Back-Up feature restores all the personal information which had been deleted previously.

How to Download/Buy?

Currently, the app will be launching in beta version through BlackBerry Beta Zone via invite codes. Most probably the full version will be launched later this year. Users who are not members of the Blackberry Beta Zone are required to sign-up for an account.

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