The first product announced by Research in Motion at CES 2010 is not a new smartphone, but a new accessory: the BlackBerry Presenter.
Measuring 3.4 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches (8.6 x 6.1 x 2.3 cm) and weighing 140 grams, the BlackBerry Presenter can be easily plugged into a projector or monitor, allowing users to wirelessly display Microsoft PowerPoint presentations from a BlackBerry smartphone.
The BlackBerry Presenter supports: VGA (640 x 480), SVGA (800 x 600), and XGA (1024 x 768) resolutions, Bluetooth 2.0, NTSC and PAL video formats, most PowerPoint animations / transitions, and five languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian and German). It features speaker notes, loop mode and freeze mode.
RIM will sell the BlackBerry Presenter online later this year, for $199. Until then, the Waterloo-based company will showcase the new accessory at its CES 2010 booth in Las Vegas.
“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,” said Glenn Laxdal, Vice President and Product Management at RIM.
Note that the BlackBerry Presenter is not compatible with the BlackBerry Curve 8300 Series and BlackBerry Pearl Flip Series, but is compatible with the following models:
- 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
Via Press release
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