Introducing the Carbonite App for BlackBerry phones

by Lynnette Nolan | May 11, 2010

A few months ago, we introduced our iPhone app. Since then, I've gotten so much use out of it. I love being able to access my backed up files from my iPhone no matter where I am. If I'm sitting at the airport and someone calls and urgently needs a document, I can just pull it up on the iPhone and email to them. I don't need to locate a WiFi hotspot or worry about booting up my laptop.

I used to use remote desktop software to access files on my PCs when I'm travelling, but I had to remember to leave my PC turned on. Not so with Carbonite — from my iPhone I can get at every file on every one of my PCs even if they are turned off. Hardly a day goes by when I don't use the Carbonite iPhone app. It's just amazing to have all your files at your fingertips.

Now we've made this wonderful functionality available to the millions of BlackBerry users out there. BlackBerry is still the 800 pound gorilla in the mobile market. There are over 30 million smartphones in the US and RIM had a 41.6% market share at the end of 2009 (compared to Apple's 25.3%).

The BlackBerry beta download is available on our web site today (visit www.carbonite.com/BlackBerry), and later in May it will be available for download from the BlackBerry app store. It's free, of course, to Carbonite subscribers.

Here's what you can do with the BlackBerry app:

  • Browse: You can browse the directory structures on all of your Carbonite-backed-up computers.
  • View: Bring up PDFs, photos, music and video files, Excel, Powerpoint, Word documents and other text files can be opened and viewed right on your BlackBerry.
  • Share: You can forward any file via email, right from your phone.

We're totally excited about the mobile market. Stay tuned for more exciting Carbonite mobile apps in the near future!


Dave
CEO, Carbonite