BlackBerry has rolled out in Hong Kong a free application that allows users to locate their phone when lost as well as to wirelessly back up or restore data in their device.
Users can log onto the BlackBerry Protect website to remotely lock the device and activate a ‘Lost and Found’ home screen to alert whoever finds it. The application also allows users to locate the lost device on a map and remotely activate a loud ringer, which will help pinpoint the phone.
Furthermore, the application has a wireless backup or restore function so that users can add or delete contacts and images in the handset and in the microSD card. BlackBerry Protect can also wirelessly delete all the stored information from the handset if the device is lost or stolen.
BlackBerry Protect can be downloaded from the BlackBerry App World and is compatible with handsets using the BlackBerry OS 4.6 software or higher. The application is currently only available in English in all countries except Indonesia, Iran, South Korea and the UAE.
For more information or to download the app, visit www.blackberry.com/appworld.