Research In Motion has launched BlackBerry Protect, enabling users to backup, restore and locate their handset if it is misplaced, lost or stolen
BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion has debuted a new security tool, BlackBerry Protect, to provide remote device backup, wipe and lock functions.
BlackBerry Protect also allows users to identify a handset’s whereabouts on a map using GPS and to leave contact details on the screen in the event it is found.
It allows remote activation of a loud ringer function to locate the device when misplaced. Users can wirelessly restore all backed-up data from their old device to the new device.
BlackBerry Protect is BES-compatible but runs independently, with a maximum of five phones per account. It has launched as a beta version through Beta Zone, available via invite codes.