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Old 02-21-2008, 09:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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From the Blackberry Cool blog:

"The Liberty is a small USB dongle which plugs into your PC or laptop and communicates with your BlackBerry via Bluetooth, allowing you to view its screen on a much larger display and interact with it on a full-size keyboard. After configuring everything, you simply open the viewer on your BlackBerry and the software is automatically launched on your PC. The Liberty uses your BlackBerryís internet connection rather than the PC, so any emails that you send are sent via your BlackBerry, and any webpages requested are fetched through the phone. Itís security-conscious, too: the view has to be launched from the BlackBerry, to prevent roving Bluetooth users from stealing your data, and the data can be encrypted with AES to evade snoops. Itís a bit pricey at $99.99, but well worth it you need the functionality."

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Has anyone here played around with one of these?
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I've been shooting some questions to them and they are real responsive. I think it will do what I need.

I run building control systems on a server through a firewall using the 8130 on a BES. I don't always like navigating around on the pearl of the 8130. On my old 7130, it was easier with the wheel. Right now, to get into system via laptop, I need to fire up my BB desktop manager, VZmanager, VPN software, then remote access software. Laborious and have to pay for tethering -$15/month.

This solution would be simpler and only run $99/year.

Run from/on any computer with just the software on their flash key = pretty neat.
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default More on Bayalink Liberty USB Key...

This article contains some more information on the Bayalink Liberty USB key, a virtualization solution for BlackBerry users.

Cool stuff, but it's really too expensive at $100 each year for licensing costs. More solutions like this one will likely come out soon, and Bayalink will have to lower the prices to keep up...

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$8.25 a month appears a bit much. Everybody wants a residual subscription income these days. The market will decide.
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