Saturday, 17 April 2010

BlackBerry Presenter Gets Official RIM Takes PowerPoint Presentations Seriously with the BlackBerry Presenter

I was pleasantly surprised to see RIM thinking out of the box today as
the first product the company unveiled at CES 2010 wasn t a new
BlackBerry smartphone. What RIM launched was a tool m
eant to help you deliver PowerPoint presentations while you re on the
go. The BlackBerry Presenter is the device in question and it will be
available in a store near you soon.As BlackBerry smartphones are the
weapons of choice for many professionals out there so it only makes
sense for RIM to launch such a device. The BlackBerry Presenter will
help you deliver fast presentations without having to bring your laptop
along. A BlackBerry smartphone is still required in order to make the
Presenter run.
Glenn Laxdal, Vice President, Product Management, Research in Motion had
this to say about the new gadget:
Mobile professionals are always looking to carry less when travelling.
BlackBerry Presenter equips mobile professionals with a simple, secure
and convenient way to deliver presentations directly from their
BlackBerry smartphone, giving them the freedom to leave their laptops
behind.
Would you really leave the laptop behind? Well in case you answered yes
then you need to know what the BlackBerry Presenter can offer you:
Conveniently small and light — 3.4 x 2.4 x 0.9 and 140g Video
Formats Supported: NTSC, PAL Video Cable Support: S-Video, VGA Power
Connection: Micro USB Display Resolution Support: 640×480 (VGA),
800×600 (SVGA), 1024×768 (XGA) Bluetooth Version 2.0 + EDR,
Class 1.5 Carrying Case: Synthetic Leather Support for most PowerPoint
animations and transitions No additional file processing required
– present files directly without having to pre-process the file on
the PC Languages Supported: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish
The Presenter will connect to your smartphone thanks to its Bluetooth
support and thus you will be able to deliver any presentation no matter
where you are. The device is compatible with the BlackBerry Curve 8520,
8530 and 8900, The BlackBerry Bold 9000 and 9700, the BlackBerry Tour
9630, the BlackBerry Storm 9500 and 9530 and the BlackBerry Storm2 9550.
The BlackBerry Presenter is currently on display at CES 2010 and it will
be available for sale later this year for $199. Any takers?
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