RIM introduces BlackBerry Protect

Research In Motion

Research In Motion introduced BlackBerry Connect, a new new security application for BlackBerry devices that do not connect to a BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

BlackBerry Protect allows you the ability to wirelessly backup, restore and locate your BlackBerry smartphone. In the event that your BlackBerry smartphone is misplaced, lost or stolen, BlackBerry Protect provides features like: 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 and restore.

BlackBerry Connect will first undergo a private beta through BlackBerry Beta Zone starting next week. Later this year, RIM will make it available as part of an open beta.

RIM will eventually offer BlackBerry Protect for free but there is no word yet on when the final version will be made available.

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