RIM BlackBerry Presenter


the BlackBerry Presenter—which will be available soon for $199 lets a BlackBerry user stream a PowerPoint slide deck from a smartphone over a Bluetooth connection to a small appliance plugged into a separate monitor or projector, instead of requiring complicated connections to a PC. The speaker can wander the room during a presentation, using the BlackBerry as a remote control for the presentation.

It is definitely a very eye-catching device. It comes with everything you need to get going except for S-video or VGA cables. The Blackberry Presenter is actually very simple to setup. If you have ever connected a PC monitor or a projector then you should have no problems hooking this up.

There is a free application that you must download for your Blackberry phone first. Once you have installed this application, all you do is open the app then load any PowerPoint you would like to present. The user options are very similar to the user options of the actual Microsoft PowerPoint application on your desktop.

The appliance measures a very portable 3.4 by 2.4 by 0.9 inches and offers VGA and S-Video connections for video output. Output resolution depends on the connection: Via the VGA connection, the best resolution is 1,024 by 768, while S-Video tops out at 640 by 480. The device also has a small switch on the back to toggle between PAL (Phase Alternating Line) and NTSC (National
Television Standards Committee) video standards.

Compatibility:
BlackBerry® Curve™ 8520
BlackBerry® Curve™ 8530
BlackBerry® Curve™ 8900
BlackBerry® Bold™ 9000
BlackBerry® Storm™ 9500
BlackBerry® Storm™ 9530
BlackBerry® Storm2™ 9550
BlackBerry® Tour™ 9630
BlackBerry® Bold™ 9700

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