Originally Posted by bmw000
I think the best way and most believable would be to have the phone on a call and this way the cops would just be able to get the phone records and determine the time the call ended. Since the phone records know when the call started and the duration of the call.
What if the person was using gps directions through telenav and the cops contact nasa to get the satellite records when the gps signal was cut? Is that even possible?
Yep, you could do that with any phone. Nothing BlackBerry specific about that.
To the OP, if the BB is destroyed, it is not likely the screen will be viewable. Gotten wet, any BB users will know (they should if they've ever visited here) that it takes 4-5 days to completely dry a bb back to usability.
The user could have just sent an email to a friend or contact, on which it routinely states "Sent using BlackBerry via <carrier>." which MANY of the population will recoginie as having recieved from a friend. The email would be time-stamped when sent to the recipient which would show they were alive at the time (to send the mail).