Josep recently posted some screenshots of the upcoming DataViz Documents to Go announced at Lotusphere. Documents to Go has been letting Palm, Windows Mobile and Symbian users edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files for awhile now – about time it comes to BlackBerry, eh? After this first step, maybe we can look forward to wireless syncing to desktop documents sometime soon. Still, we can look forward to Documents to Go being bundled in with OS 4.5 due mid-’08.
Tag: powerpointPage 2 of 2
We hadn’t heard a peep from our good friends over at ThinPrint since WES, but it looks like the wait was worth it. Cortado, a division of ThinPrint, announced the release of Content Beamer 3.5, the latest update to their successful document management solution. Content Beamer 3.5 allows BlackBerry users to both access and store documents found on the corporate network, manage network directories, organize PowerPoint presentations, and fax and send documents to a printer.
“Mobile workers using a BlackBerry smartphone with Content Beamer don’t have to carry their laptop with them all the time,” says Nina Kroll, Business Development Manager of ThinPrint’s Mobile Solutions Unit. “Companies can achieve enormous savings through this deployment, as they only require a data tariff and can lower the costs usually incurred by virtual private networks, support, and insurance. Productivity also increases, through a reduction in back office activities.”
A free demo of the latest version of Content Beamer can be downloaded at:
We saw this thing during WES and thought the idea was pretty cool, but $250 bucks for a PowerPoint brick seemed like a little much. Regardless, there is an ample market for salespeople who do a lot of corporate presentations to have something like this kicking around the office, making it a worthy investment. We had a brief look over the ShowMate a while ago, and thought it merited a closer look.
In short, the Impatica ShowMate allows you to review and conduct PowerPoint presentations from your BlackBerry. After installing a handheld and desktop client, you convert the presentations into a compressed format and transfer the file by USB to your BlackBerry. A bundled Impatica Slide Viewer lets you view the compressed presentations. Grabbing your ShowMate, you go to your presentation location, hook it up to the projector and pair up your BlackBerry to it via Bluetooth. From your BlackBerry you can change slides and view notes.