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BlackBerry Protect keeps your BlackBerry safe wirelessly

13 July, 2010 | Read the news | Post your comment
BlackBerry Protect keeps your BlackBerry safe wirelessly - read the full textSecurity is probably the best reason to choose a BlackBerry handset nowadays. Even more so now, that RIM announced their new BlackBerry Protect feature. Allowing remote access to your lost or stolen BlackBerry, BlackBerry Protect gives you all the functionality you might need to act adequately on...

 

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thats a great feature for BB phones. Its gonna be much secured to use a phone even in places your not familiar with..

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  • 2010-08-15 00:28
  • wY5S

i'm all for it aslong as it's intergrated into the os and isn't an app. It would also be nice to offer both phone and memory card encryption like nokia's e series.

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  • 2010-07-14 06:00
  • IaxA

Just time to NOKIA, Apple, Sony, Motorola and the other do the same ,

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  • 2010-07-14 05:11
  • LGuN

> In reply to a curious reader @ 2010-07-13 15:53 from LiAD - click to readAnd what if the emergency battery ran out also? its a never ending cycle. If you thought of it RIM did too.

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  • 2010-07-14 04:47
  • 4x3a

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-07-13 12:30 from P%nm - click to readCopying is a way of life!!!!

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  • 2010-07-13 17:34
  • N9WZ

I really like this program they've put together, or well putting together. I use my Blackberry all the time, with my new line of work. There is a lot of confidental information that I often worry about, if it were to ever get stolen. All I've had to grant any ressurance is the Password Keeper app, and change the security settings on it so that a password needs to be entered everytime you unlock the phone. I like this app, because even though I'm very careful, its nice to know that I'll beable to pretty much wipe it clean from anywhere. Tracking is definatly going to be better, because the GPS Locator App, kills the battery really quick. I can't wait to see this come out. I hope my company will let us upgrade lol.

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  • 2010-07-13 17:33
  • qpvf

Nokia's Enterpise series phones have the same features, bar the wireless backup.

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  • 2010-07-13 16:57
  • fjuV

Ehhh.. I am a both a Blackberry 9700 and a Nokia N900 user. Very nice of Blackberry to bring this, but making it sound like Blackberry invented this is kinda harsh on Nokia. I have been remote wiping and looking my Nokia phones since 2002.

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  • 2010-07-13 16:42
  • M8Tu

seems like blackberry bought the lookout application (free application for black berry) i am already using it. it's fentastic

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  • 2010-07-13 16:32
  • 2xxv

what if the bb lost @ ur home & the battery is drained out? an emergency battery power will b an added advantge

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  • 2010-07-13 15:53
  • LiAD

> In reply to Issam @ 2010-07-13 13:07 from veNX - click to readmyphone... windows mobile

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  • 2010-07-13 14:21
  • 4Ryb

blackberry is the best phone i have ever had till date...i would never doubt their skills

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  • 2010-07-13 13:27
  • vGFW

This is really nice and interesting... Is there any other OS that offers a similar feature?

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  • 2010-07-13 13:07
  • veNX

Just like MobileMe Find my iPhone, even making a sound when on silent is copied.

I've been using it for over a year now, it's handy when you misplace your iPhone when it's on silent.

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  • 2010-07-13 12:30
  • P%nm

> In reply to izza bizzza @ 2010-07-13 10:17 from MVg6 - click to readGreat feature to have with the BB!
It seems that buisnesses have realised the idiots out there these days and decided to take action

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  • 2010-07-13 12:10
  • mrZq

Nokia Symbian S60 phones has couple of apps at ovi store with quite similar functionality.
One of them is free, called "PhoneLocator Periodic".
You can get your lost/stolen phone location using it.

Another is "F-Secure Anti-Theft for Mobile" (i guess its also free).
This one may wipe your data, or lock phone remotely.

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  • 2010-07-13 11:48
  • pdwS

This is a great idea, love it.

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  • 2010-07-13 10:39
  • M3s@

Awesome!

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  • 2010-07-13 10:18
  • tRrM

Cool option... I wonder how much protection this can give...

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  • 2010-07-13 10:17
  • i4Pp

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