Remember when Unite! was announced way back when? Well it’s finally seeing the light of day. Canadian users can now head on over to bell.ca/unite to download the mini-BES goodness which allows groups of up to 5 to share documents, multimedia, contacts, calendars, sync e-mail, as well as provide administrators with management and security options for their devices.
I’ve got the download going now even though we’re with Rogers, so we’ll see if it works for anyone else. This thing is a goldmine for small businesses considering it’s free, let alone the impressive features it offers. Our personal favorites? Shared calendar and home pc access. Thanks RC!
– Stay connected with wireless access to email – Enables easy, wireless
access to up to 10 supported email accounts (per user) with advanced
– Share contacts – A centralized address book which integrates wirelessly
with BlackBerry smartphones provides each group member with ready
access to email addresses, phone numbers and other details for common
– Coordinate schedules using a shared calendar – BlackBerry Unite!
includes a shared calendar feature that enables group members to
schedule or modify appointments, and send reminders.
– Remotely access content on a centralized desktop PC – Users can
remotely download content to their BlackBerry smartphone(*) from the
centralized desktop PC that is running BlackBerry Unite!, including
pictures, music, documents and other files.
– Share photos, documents and other files – BlackBerry Unite! group
members can share content from their BlackBerry smartphones with other
group members on the centralized desktop PC.
– Remotely secure smartphones – Simple, centralized controls enable
powerful security features, such as password protection enforcement, or
the ability to wirelessly erase content from a lost or stolen
– Manage smartphone use – Customizable settings allow for centralized
control of smartphone uses for each individual, such as the ability to
restrict long distance calls by area code, or prevent access to the
– Protect smartphone content – Documents, pictures and other content
stored on a MicroSD card in a BlackBerry smartphone can be backed up
automatically over the air (via the Bell Mobility network) to the
– Set up quickly and easily – The software is quick to download and easy
to install on a office or home PC.
(*) requires a microSD card.