CES 2010: Introducing the BlackBerry Presenter

January 6, 2010 | By | 5 Comments

So it’s time for the Consumer Electronics Show 2010 (CES) in Las Vegas, and RIM has just introduced an interesting new accessory for BlackBerry. It’s called BlackBerry Presenter and it allows you to deliver Powerpoint presentations from your BlackBerry to a projector or TV in a few simple steps. The BlackBerry Presenter connects via Bluetooth, so you don’t have any unnecessary wires getting in the way. The BlackBerry Presenter features S-Video or VGA connection ports so you can connect to nearly an monitor, projector or TV.

The BlackBerry Presenter will be available soon for $199 USD from ShopBlackBerry and other retailers. Possibly even the BlackBerry Sync Store? Stay tuned.

Delivering a PowerPoint Presentation? Leave the Laptop Behind
RIM Introduces BlackBerry Presenter

WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Jan. 6, 2010) -  Users can finally feel free to leave their laptop behind when going to deliver a presentation. Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today introduced BlackBerry(R) Presenter, the latest accessory for BlackBerry(R) smartphones. BlackBerry Presenter is a conveniently small and light device that easily plugs into a projector or monitor, then lets the user display a Microsoft(R) PowerPoint(R) presentation wirelessly from their BlackBerry smartphone.

“Mobile professionals are always looking to carry less when travelling,” said Glenn Laxdal, Vice President, Product Management, Research In Motion. “BlackBerry Presenter equips mobile professionals with a simple, secure and convenient way to deliver presentations directly from their BlackBerry smartphone, giving them the freedom to leave their laptops behind.”

BlackBerry Presenter gives users easy control of their presentations, allowing them to navigate their presentations, view speaker notes, loop presentation slides and even reference information on one slide while displaying another. Thanks to a wireless (Bluetooth(R)) connection between the BlackBerry smartphone and BlackBerry Presenter, users can also walk around freely while presenting (supports roaming up to 30 feet between the devices).

Specifications(i)

–  Conveniently small and light — 3.4″ x 2.4″ x 0.9″ and 140g
–  Video Formats Supported: NTSC, PAL
–  Video Cable Support: S-Video, VGA
–  Power Connection: Micro USB
–  Display Resolution Support: 640×480 (VGA), 800×600 (SVGA), 1024×768
(XGA)
–  Bluetooth Version 2.0 + EDR, Class 1.5
–  Carrying Case: Synthetic Leather
–  Support for most PowerPoint animations and transitions
–  No additional file processing required – present files directly without
having to pre-process the file on the PC
–  Languages Supported: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish

Pricing and Availability

BlackBerry Presenter is being demonstrated by RIM at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week and will be available at a later date on ShopBlackBerry.com for $199. It will also be available at select authorized dealers and retail stores. To sign up for alerts on product availability, please visit www.shopblackberry.com/us/presenter. For more information, please visit www.blackberry.com/presenter.

(i) Requires BlackBerry Device Software v4.6. Not available for BlackBerry Curve 8300 Series or BlackBerry Pearl Flip Series.

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  • http://www.sliderocket.com Chuck Dietrich

    Great product! Increasingly sales and marketing professionals are storing their data on mobile devices or in the cloud for anywhere, anytime access. At SlideRocket we have thousands of customers that are using our SaaS based presentation tool to deliver and share presentations with out the headache of software, laptops or PCs. BlackBerry’s new Presenter should be a great way to help extend the value of Cloud presentation applications for the mobile professional.

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