BlackBerry Presenter – Powerpoint Presentations with BlackBerry

RIM introduced BlackBerry Presenter portable device, which can deliver PowerPoint presentations wirelessly from your BlackBerry smartphone. You just need to plug the BlackBerry Presenter into a projector or monitor and select Present from the wizard on your BlackBerry smartphone.

With the Bluetooth connection between the BlackBerry smartphone and BlackBerry Presenter, users can also walk around freely while presenting. It supports roaming up to 30 feet between the devices.

Designed for on-the-go professionals, the BlackBerry Presenter is a small (3.4 inches by 2.4 inches by 0.9 inch) hub that provides connections for hooking up your BlackBerry to a projector or monitor via VGA or S-Video port. It also supports 24 animation and 55 transition styles of PowerPoint 2003 and 2007, and you can even set the time between transitions.

While presenting, view your speaker notes or loop slides when you’re at that big convention. And, when you need to reference information on a different slide to answer that critical question, you can easily freeze your presentation on the overhead display while you search through your deck on your BlackBerry smartphone.

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To use BlackBerry Presenter, you will need a video output device and a VGA cable or an S-Video cable. BlackBerry Presenter is not supported by the BlackBerry Curve 8300 Series and/or BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8200 Series smartphones. BlackBerry Presenter is compatible with BlackBerry Curve 8520, BlackBerry Curve 8530, BlackBerry Curve 8900, BlackBerry Bold 9000,BlackBerry Storm 9500, BlackBerry Storm 9530, BlackBerry Storm2 9550, BlackBerry Tour 9630 and BlackBerry Bold 9700.

Key Features

  • Loop Mode: Set the time between slides and leave BlackBerry Presenter running as you deliver your presentation.
  • Support for PowerPoint effects: Accurately show most of the slide animations and transitions from Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 and 2007.
  • Freeze mode: Freeze a slide on-screen while you browse through the rest of your presentation on your smartphone.
  • Bluetooth connection: Roam up to 10m from your Presenter for a truly dynamic presentation.
  • Single button operation: Use the button on top of your Presenter to put it to sleep, wake it up, or show a new presentation.
  • Compatible with multiple video formats: Travel overseas or at home and present in NTSC (National Television Standards Committee) and PAL (Phase Alternating Line) formats.

BlackBerry Presenter is being demonstrated by RIM at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week and will be available at a later date on ShopBlackBerry.com for USD 199.

Specifications

  • Physical Dimensions (LxWxH): 3.4 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches (86 x 60 x 23 mm)
  • Languages Supported: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish
  • Video Formats Supported: NTSC, PAL
  • Video Cable Support: S-Video, VGA
  • Power Connections: USB
  • Display Resolution Support: 640×480 (VGA), 800×600 (SVGA), or 1024×768 (XGA)
  • Bluetooth: * Version 2.0 + EDR, Class 1.5
  • Carrying Case: Synthetic Leather

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