Free software keeps small businesses and families coordinated
TORONTO, Ontario, May 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced the
availability of BlackBerry(R) Unite!(TM) software for small businesses and
families to stay in touch, collaborate, keep organized and share content while
on the go. The new software from Research In Motion (RIM), a free download
that runs on a PC, provides small groups of up to five BlackBerry(R)
smartphone users with easy, mobile access to email, web browsing, a shared
calendar, shared contacts, pictures, documents, and other desktop computer
"Bell is happy to introduce BlackBerry Unite! software to Canada, further
enhancing the BlackBerry experience for small businesses, families, and
friends who wish to stay connected but don't have access to a centralized
mail/messaging server," said Adel Bazerghi, Vice President, Products for Bell
"BlackBerry Unite! software extends the proven power and security of the
BlackBerry platform in a simplified package that is optimized for small groups
of people and easy to install in a home or small office," said Mark Guibert,
Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion.
BlackBerry Unite! software will allow groups of up to five BlackBerry
smartphone users to:
- 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.
BlackBerry Unite! is available as of today for Bell customers to download
at bell.ca/unite. The software requires a data plan and minimum system
requirements apply. It is available at no extra charge for clients with
BlackBerry Email and Internet 25 and above rate plans from Bell.
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with
solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services,
wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice
over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology
(ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief
Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is
proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Telecommunications
Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is
wholly owned by BCE Inc. For information on Bell's products and services,
please visit www.bell.ca. For corporate information on BCE, please visit
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