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Lost Device and Backup Service Head-to-Head: SmrtGuard Versus BlackBerry Protect

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When RIM announced BlackBerry Protect, the first thing on our mind was “what will that do to SmrtGuard?”. SmrtGuard has been providing BlackBerry users with a similar service for a long time before RIM decided they wanted to eat their lunch and now that the Protect app is out of Beta, it’s a good time to compare the two apps/services. Protect is a great move on RIM’s part because it offers a great backup/lost device service for free, which adds a lot of value to the whole platform. SmrtGuard also has a free version, allowing users to dip their feet in the SmrtGuard pool before taking the plunge to the full featured version. So which offers more value?
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SmrtGuard Now Offering Pro Subscription for Life and Giftcard Contest

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SmrtGuard has a pretty cool deal going right now where you can get SmrtGuard Pro for life. For a limited time, when you buy 1 year of SmrtGuard Pro, you get a lifetime subscription for free. On top of that, SmrtGuard is giving 1, $25 Amazon gift card, for every 100 people that purchase a Pro subscription.

SmrtGuard PRO lets you automatically and securely backup and restore your smartphone data wirelessly to a new phone. It includes full data security and device protection such as being able to wipe your phone remotely in case of theft or loss, GPS tracking and recovery, and anti-virus and anti-spyware protection. In addition, you get Call Blocker, Anti-Spam and Personal Guardian features.

Check out the limited time offer from SmrtGuard here.

EmergencyWipe by S4BB Secures Private Data and Remote Wipes

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EmergencyWipe secures your private data from unauthorized access. If you are in a situation you need to quickly erase the confidential data of your BlackBerry, EmergencyWipe for BlackBerry will help you. There are many apps that do something similar, and recently we learned of BlacBerry Protect, a service developed by RIM that will allow you to wipe data and track the device. Currently, the app is in closed beta so if you’re looking for a wipe solution, try this app. You can also try the free version of SmrtGuard, which allows for some data protection as well.

Features include:

* Wipes sensitive data
* Secured by double wipe confirmation
* Protects your data
* Protects your privacy
* Protects your contacts
* Protects your business
* All current models supported
* The current version may wipe
* Contacts
* Tasks / Todos
* Calendar events

More information available in the store.

SmrtGuard’s Founder and CEO Rob Kao Talks BlackBerry Shield

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We’ve talked about SmrtGuard a lot here on BlackBerryCool and I’ve personally met their CEO Rob Kao on a number of occasions at conferences and in New York. He’s a true entrepreneur with a lot of interesting things to say about BlackBerry and business in general.

From Rob’s post on Untether.TV:

Rob Kao is an entrepreneur — make no mistake about that. He took what was a limitation in the BlackBerry world and built a product to fill the void. All this during the worst global recession since, well, ever.

The first thing that struck me about Rob and his story is the absolute resolve he has at making a product that changes with the needs of his customers and partners. The second is the tireless effort that he has expended over the past 14 months building SMRTGuard into a fledgling and respected player in the data protection business on BlackBerry and Android.

I’m not sure if Rob thought of himself as an entrepreneur before this venture but it is easy to see that he has been bitten by this affliction and life as he knew it is over. Welcome to the club buddy!

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More Details of the Upcoming BlackBerry Shield

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The BlackBerry Shield sounds like a great idea in that RIM will be able to offer some of the great functionality of SmrtGuard, to all BlackBerry users. On the other hand, it’s generally bad business for RIM to be competing with people like SmrtGuard, who have done so much to make the BlackBerry better for their users. The message RIM are saying is: don’t bother making anything useful, because we’ll steal your idea and make it ourselves.

Recently leaked BlackBerry Shield info suggests we’ll be seeing:

  • 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

In the meantime, you should definitely be checking out SmrtGuard-Free, a product every BlackBerry user should have.

BlackBerry Cool Roundup for the Week of March 8th

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In terms of news I’d say it was a slow week for the BlackBerry Nation. On the bright side, there were some great apps that launched in both App World and the BlackBerryCool store. SmrtGuard-Free launched in App World, as well as Rove’s Mobile SSH for BlackBerry. Foursquare was also updated to version 1.7.0 with visual enhancements and tips features, and you can find them on App World now too.

Also worth mentioning is that BlackBerryCool currently has SIX contests on the go where winners haven’t yet been chosen. I’m going to choose winners for some of the older contests before Monday morning so make sure you’re entered in all six.
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