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Old 02-06-2006, 09:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know of any product that will allow you to connect your blackberry to an external monitor or projector?

Is it even possible?
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http://www.impatica.com/showmate/index.html
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Wirelessly posted (8700c: BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

If you're looking for a training aide go with the bb emulator/simulator and use that coupled with a laptop and projector. Been great so far and the newest one includes the 8700 simulator
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Impatica is only for powerpoint demonstrations, it will not allow video from the home screen or email to be viewed to an external monitor.

They have advised me that they are heading in this direction soon.

I am looking for a product to empower our mobile users, so that there is no need to carry a laptop with them.
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Sorry, I couln't help it. Just the way the question was asked.

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Does anyone know of any product that will allow you to connect your blackberry to an external monitor or projector?

Is it even possible?
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As seen on BlackBerryCool.com today, Project-a-Phone.
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Thats pretty cool, but you cant "use" the blackberry while its being projected... Since the buttons seem to be covered by the mounting device..

I would love to have something that would project the screen for when I do corp training.. The simulator is ok, but it doesnt work like a real blackberry for sending/receiving emails...
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I think the man was looking for something to replace the laptops his users carry. That appears to be a bit cumbersome, although cool for showing how-to use the device.
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exactly, the IT people in my company would use it for systems support using tools made for the bb (mobile ssh, mobile admin), but they cant stand reading the small text, so a hook-up to an external monitor would be excellent.

This would save alot in laptop costs and maintenance.
Which would make a great case for buying more bb's...

thanks for the help people.
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Anybody here of anything recently that can do this?
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[quote=ctfsdude]exactly, the IT people in my company would use it for systems support using tools made for the bb (mobile ssh, mobile admin), but they cant stand reading the small text, so a hook-up to an external monitor would be excellent./QUOTE]

Not meaning to rain on a parade, but what exactly would this do for the support folks? I mean, ok, so they hook the BB up to an external monitor, ssh to a machine, do the work, but it takes away from what the BB is for. I could understand if you wanted to show somebody something once and a while, but using it as a computer replacement is not a good solution. When you add in the cost of device, service, and then the device that would allow it to be used as a projected device, you'd be able to get a laptop with wifi. Like I said, I'm not trying to rain on the parade, just curious as to how this is a sound business decision. Now if you're talking about justification to keep the cool devices around, go on and preach. I'm with you on that piece, working in the bowels of big business, sometimes I have to justify things that really don't make business sense.

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exactly, the IT people in my company would use it for systems support using tools made for the bb (mobile ssh, mobile admin), but they cant stand reading the small text, so a hook-up to an external monitor would be excellent./QUOTE]

Not meaning to rain on a parade, but what exactly would this do for the support folks? I mean, ok, so they hook the BB up to an external monitor, ssh to a machine, do the work, but it takes away from what the BB is for. I could understand if you wanted to show somebody something once and a while, but using it as a computer replacement is not a good solution. When you add in the cost of device, service, and then the device that would allow it to be used as a projected device, you'd be able to get a laptop with wifi. Like I said, I'm not trying to rain on the parade, just curious as to how this is a sound business decision. Now if you're talking about justification to keep the cool devices around, go on and preach. I'm with you on that piece, working in the bowels of big business, sometimes I have to justify things that really don't make business sense.

For me pretty simple. Teaching classes to 150 users at a time and want to show them how to leverage the applications and use them to their advantage. Bettter than static powerpoints.
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:46 PM   #14 (permalink)
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There is no Video output to any of the external connectors. No amount of software upgrade will do this.
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BlackBerry simulator would be my suggestion.
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