1. kidash98's Avatar
    RIM's introducing BlackBerry Protect, a new feature that lets BlackBerry users wirelessly backup, restore, and locate their lost BlackBerrys for free. Basically your already very secure BlackBerry will be even safer. And you didn't have to pay a penny.


    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.

    Remote Device Management:
    Protect important information on a lost BlackBerry smartphone by remotely wiping or locking the device from your desktop
    Remotely add contact information to the home screen of a locked BlackBerry smartphone so it can be returned if found
    See your BlackBerry smartphone's location and pinpoint the current whereabouts of a lost or stolen devicewith cell tower and GPS device tracking
    Find a nearby misplaced BlackBerry smartphone by remotely activating a loud ringer

    Over the Air (OTA) Backup and Restore:
    Back up data from your BlackBerry smartphone (including Contacts and Calendar; Memos and Tasks; Browser Bookmarks and Text Messages) over Wi-Fi
    Restore your data to a new BlackBerry smartphone, or simply switch from one BlackBerry smartphone to another

    It's launching in limited beta next week. If I was a Blackberry user, I'd be bragging to my foolish friends who overpay for MobileMe to find their iPhone. [BlackBerry]

    BlackBerry Protect Lets You Wirelessly Backup, Restore And Locate Your Lost Blackberry For Free

    - 98
    07-12-10 03:19 PM
  2. hydroz_23's Avatar
    07-12-10 03:34 PM
  3. kriptikchicken's Avatar
    That's excellent new for us... but companies like the one that produces the app 'smrtguard' aren't going to be grinning quite as much!
    07-12-10 03:36 PM
  4. kidash98's Avatar
    That's excellent new for us... but companies like the one that produces the app 'smrtguard' aren't going to be grinning quite as much!
    Actually surprised not all phone companies do this to begin with... It should be standard all across the board!

    - 98
    07-12-10 03:55 PM
  5. chuckh0308's Avatar
    That's excellent new for us... but companies like the one that produces the app 'smrtguard' aren't going to be grinning quite as much!
    It looks like SmartGuard still has more capabilities, but that may change as this is developed. Will be interesting to see what happens! I use SmartGuard now and it's excellent, but I won't hesitate to go to a free app if it works as well!
    07-12-10 08:21 PM
  6. sbudaj's Avatar
    I read news stories that this was released yesterday, but can't find it for download anywhere.

    Anyone have a link?

    07-13-10 02:14 PM
  7. JustMike's Avatar
    Still in private beta and will not be in public beta for some time ... at least according to the latest on the blog a sphere.
    07-13-10 04:52 PM
  8. rlmesq's Avatar
    Sign up for the BlackBerry Beta Zone and see if you get lucky!
    07-13-10 04:55 PM
  9. Chrisy's Avatar
    i wised it backed up Password Keeper!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-13-10 04:59 PM
  10. jinxednuance's Avatar
    Does BB Protect backup BBM contacts?

    03-16-11 04:07 PM
  11. computerslayer's Avatar
    Google is your friend.

    Turns out the very first link answers your question.

    Next time, please create a new thread instead of resurrecting months-old ones...
    03-17-11 01:30 PM
  12. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Storm2 (9550) .1015

    BlackBerry Protect Backup Time Keeps Moving.

    I intially Backed Up using the app about 1 am.
    Every day I noticed that the backup occurs a little later.
    As of today, it backs up at 10 am.

    Any idea?
    04-09-11 08:57 PM
  13. anigal's Avatar
    I was using my bosses blackberry and accidentally deleted her email account. I am trying to add it agian and I am not getting the option. Under setup, I am jsut getitng the email addresses she has and not the option to add another email address. I am trying to restore the phone to the back up of the 23rd of December but BB protect is saying that the password is incorrect but when i log in to blackberryid.blackberry.com, I can log in with the same password. Please help!

    Please help.
    12-28-11 06:13 AM