Application ecosystem is increasingly becoming the product differentiator for smartphones or tablets. The number of relevant applications present for a platform can change buying decision. If you have already invested in these devices, then start thinking about using apps for better ROI.
BlackBerry and its ecosystem has always been a primary choice for businesses. However, BlackBerry is trying hard to get over this perception and tap in business to consumer market as is shown in latest TV commercials featuring young generation. Benefit of BlackBerry and its push mail service can't be questioned, but what if you can't afford BlackBerry Enterprise Server or for that matter your setup does not support it (you have non-supporting email server, etc)? This package can be of great help to you. The free application can be easily downloaded from BlackBerry App World. You would require data services on handset and a BlackBerry ID to login into BlackBerry Protect web page www.protect.blackberry.com. Now that we know where to get this package and how to install it, let's focus on long list of features. Using this package, you can remotely locate your handset from the URL and backup your contacts, text messages, calendar and bookmarks. You can also send custom message that would be displayed on screen of handset from this site so that person finding it can take appropriate action. Otherwise, you can make your handset ring out loud. But if you are sure that your phone is in hands of someone who can't be trusted, there are two ways to remotely lock your phone or wipe out data. And then when you get your new phone you can get your data back. This way you only lose phone and not the information which at times can cost much more.