I’ve been using BlackBerry Protect for a long time now, its been in a private beta program. It seems that RIM might finally be ready unveil BlackBerry Protect to the public. There was a couple rumors floating around the internet that a launch would be coming soon, and now RIM has posted up an official FAQ for BlackBerry Protect. While we haven’t heard anything official from RIM yet, we expect to see Protect launch early 2011. What are your thoughts on BlackBerry Protect? Will you use it?
RIM describes BlackBerry Protect as:
BlackBerry® Protect provides a convenient way to wirelessly back up and restore BlackBerry device data as well as features to help you find your device and help protect your device’s data if your device is ever lost or stolen.
You can use BlackBerry Protect to back up contacts, calendars, memos, tasks, text messages, and browser bookmarks. You can set BlackBerry Protect to back up your data regularly or only when certain types of network connections are available. You can also choose to back up your data manually.
BlackBerry Protect can restore data to the same device (for example, when you want to recover data that you have deleted) or to a different device (for example, when you need to replace a lost device with a new one).
If your device is lost, you can use the BlackBerry Protect web site to help you find your device by viewing its current location, making it ring, or displaying a custom message on the device Home screen. If your device is stolen, you can also remotely lock your device, change your device password, or delete all data from your device.
You can manage up to five BlackBerry devices from your BlackBerry Protect account. You cannot use BlackBerry Protect on a device configured to work with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server.