Blackberry gets a PowerPoint presenter

Research In Motion (RIM) has launched BlackBerry Presenter, a small and light device that plugs into a projector or monitor, then lets the user display a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation wirelessly from their BlackBerry smartphone. RIM say BlackBerry Presenter “equips mobile professionals with a simple, secure and convenient way to deliver presentations directly from their BlackBerry, giving them the freedom to leave their laptops behind.” BlackBerry Presenter gives users easy control of their presentations, allowing them to navigate their presentations, view speaker notes, loop presentation slides and even reference information on one slide while displaying another. Thanks to a wireless (Bluetooth) connection between the BlackBerry smartphone and BlackBerry Presenter, users can also walk around freely while presenting (supports roaming up to 30 feet between the devices). Specifications*     •    Conveniently small and light – 3.4″ x 2.4″ x 0.9″ and 140g    •    Video Formats Supported: NTSC, PAL    •    Video Cable Support: S-Video, VGA    •    Power Connection: Micro USB    •    Display Resolution Support: 640×480 (VGA), 800×600 (SVGA), 1024×768 (XGA)    •    Bluetooth Version 2.0 + EDR, Class 1.5    •    Carrying Case: Synthetic Leather    •    Support for most PowerPoint animations and transitions    •    No additional file processing required – present files directly without having to pre-process the file on the PC    •    Languages Supported: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish Pricing and Availability: 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 for $199. It will also be available at select authorized dealers and retail stores. For more details visit * Requires BlackBerry Device Software v4.6. Not available for BlackBerry Curve 8300 Series or BlackBerry Pearl Flip Series.