My mom is a published mystery writer and needs some information on blackberry's for the newest book she's writing. I don't want anyone to use this info for bad purposes, so hopefully we can keep it theoretical.
The heroine finds herself in possesion of a Blackberry and needs to see the data inside. It's someone else's phone. Possibly make a phone call, take a picture, and capture video. Is there a model type that would be most compatible with what she needs to do? From what I read, the 8130 has the video capabilities, but I wasn't sure if there was a better choice that would be less secure then the newer models.
If the phone is reported lost or stolen and the SIM is disabled, is there a way to access data on the phone? Could the data be stored on a SD card instead of directly on the blackberry so that the heroine could access the information through her computer? Are there other things users of Blackberry's do that negate the security features in BlackBerry's?
The RIM feature that will kill a device remotely when reported lost/stolen is a part of the BES? And the BES is cost prohibitive for regular users, correct?
I read that BBs can be located through the GPS. How often is that really done? And what things might hamper that from happening (other then the phone being completely off)? Could location be an issue? For instance, if in a big city, or remote mountain top? Would the person who lost the phone have to really jump through some hoops to get the unit located, or is it something fairly easy to do? Would you have to go to the cops to have that done? (i.e. villian would have to talk to the cops in order to have the unit located.)
Any other answers or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.