Despite the increasing popularity of iPhone and Android, Blackberry is still leading the pack amongst the smartphone market. The competition is hotting up and you may not guess exactly what may be the situation in the times to some in near future.

And companies are bringing new features and applications by each passing day to lure the customers.

Blackberry Protect – Mobile Security Software

Research in Motion (RIM), the Canadian firm behind Blackberry, has just allowed the use of their smartphone location utility Blackberry Protect to individual customers as well. Till recently, this facility was available only to the Enterprise edition of Blackberry. But now this service has been extended to all customers.

What is Blackberry Protect

Let’s here from the horse’s mouth.

BlackBerry Protect allows you the ability to wirelessly backup, restore and locate your BlackBerry® smartphone. In the event that your BlackBerry smartphone is misplaced, lost or stolen, BlackBerry Protect provides features like: remote device wipe, remote device lock, ‘Lost and Found’ screen, locate device on a map, remote activation of the BlackBerry smartphone loud ringer, and wireless device backup and restore.

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Blackberry Protect is still in BETA stage and is not expected to be out of it till autumn. It is a free service as of now.

[More info about Blackberry Protect]