Blackberry Protect application for Blackberry smartphones revealed

Blackberry Protect application

We had earlier seen Verizon Wireless launching its Backup Assistant application for maintaining a back up record of contacts and phone numbers. Treading a similar path is a new application from RIM. The company reveals the Protect application for Blackberry smartphone that wirelessly keeps an alternate data of contacts, secure valuable data and remotely transfers it to another Blackberry device in a simpler manner.

In case users misplace their handset in their homes, they can effortlessly find it by using the Blackberry Protect web portal. Simply activate the loud ring feature, and the handset to ring loudly for a minute even when kept on silent mode. This feature alters the default profile to ‘loud’ for locating it, if not found initially. This service also allows users to keep a tab on their handset if lost outside. By logging in to the web portal, they can lock their Blackberry smartphone and set a password.

For getting back the phone users can even send a message on their devices with the name and contact information if found by anybody. With the GPS functionality, they can locate the area where the phone might be available in case no body returns it thanks to the view current location feature. Users can remotely delete all their personal data from the device as well as the Micro-SD card courtesy the Remote Wipe feature.

Through the web portal, users can gain all their backed up data from their old phone and transfer it to the new one. Users need to first download and install the application and then keep a backup of their data on their Blackberry smartphone. For storing they need to choose from contacts, calendar, memos, tasks, browser bookmarks or text messages. They can also choose to automatically back up their devices on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. After the completion of initial back up, the incremental data gets stored to reduce the data usage.

Later this week, the Blackberry Protect application will be made available through Blackberry Beta Zone via invite codes as a limited beta.