**UPDATE: Sorry folks I actually posted the wrong date. It looks like the open beta is set to begin on March 5th, not 4th.
It feels like I’ve been testing BlackBerry Protect for ever now, although its been offline for server maintenance for the past week or so. Apparently RIM is gearing up to bring BlackBerry Protect into an open beta for the general public. BlackBerry users in North America should be able to get their hands on the popular mobile security and backup solution from RIM starting tomorrow. Other regions will follow through-out the month. We suggest you keep an eye on BlackBerry.com/protect for updates. You can also check out our initial thoughts on BlackBerry Protect when we first got our hands on it back in August 2010.