Security 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 such unfortunate occasions.
With BlackBerry protect you can remotely wipe and lock your lost Berry, but it doesn't end there. You can also wirelessly backup your data and later restore it to another handset in case the first one is never recovered. Contacts, Calendar; Memos and Tasks; Browser Bookmarks and Text Messages can all be protected this way.
Locating your device is the next option that BlackBerry Protect gives you. Even if your device doesn't have a built-in GPS receiver, it can use the cell tower ID to report its whereabouts.
Next, thanks to BlackBerry Protect, you will be able to send contact info to the homescreen of a previously locked BlackBerry so it can be easily returned if found.
Finally, BlackBerry Protect adds a feature that would help you locate your phone within your own home if you happen to have misplaced it. Activating a loud ringer for one minute it would help your search greatly. Of course you could argue that calling your mobile from your home phone is just as effective but if you have it on silent, BlackBerry Protect is your only option.
BlackBerry Protect is still in the early stages of its development, but it will be available in a limited beta release later this week, before it eventually reaches the open public later this year. If you want to be among the first to have it, you should sign up for a BlackkBerry Beta Zone account and hope that you will be one of lucky members to receive an early invitation.
thats a great feature for BB phones. Its gonna be much secured to use a phone even in places your not familiar with..
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.