The folks over at BBNews.pl have the first leaked images of the BlackBerry Shield. This looks to be a pretty amazing product from RIM. This service should help drive BlackBerry devices in the consumer market.
It will be free and available to BlackBerry users on BIS-B (BlackBerry Internet Service Browsing plan). The specs of the product are below. As of now the release date is still unknown.
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Features of BlackBerry Shield are:
- Remote Device Wipe – in case of loss of the terminal, just log in to BB Shield to remove all data from the device and / or memory card.
- “Lost & Found” Screen – you can customize the sentence on the screen to display that the BlackBerry is lost and show any information about the content (i.e. “take me please”).
- The ability to remotely set the password on the BlackBerry
- A loud bell alarm – useful option, even if you’ve lost your BlackBerry (at home) – once you’ve activated this option, your BB will ‘behave’ loud sounding an alarm, which will hopefully prompt a passerby (or yourself) to pick up your lost BlackBerry.
- Tracking capability – based on the GSM transmitters and / or GPS position that is constantly monitored in the BlackBerry unit, and there may be the possibility of seeing it on the map (like Google Maps) from the BB Shield dashboard.
- Backup – create wireless backup and restore, which can be set automatically exercise in the given time intervals
Will you use BlackBerry Shield once it’s released? Let us know!