Remotely Control Your Computer From Your Blackberry


I didn’t believe anyone when they said the Blackberry was a wonder device. It was created to just send and receive email and it just does that, right? Well how wrong was I? Besides its new multimedia functions, the Blackberry can remotely control your computer via a service called PCMobilizr.

With PCMobilizer you can remote back to a desktop using your Windows Mobile or BlackBerry handheld. The company touts a simple, three-step configuration process and then you’re in control. Rove says the mobile goodness doesn’t stop with these two platforms either. They’ve got plans to support the iPhone, Nokia handhelds and Android devices too. The service currently offers a free 30-day trial and the monthly fee is $9.95.

In my tests, screen refreshing over EVDO was actually snappy but if you are using EDGE there is gonna be plenty of times that you are waiting for the device to catch up to you.

This service is PERFECT for the IT person on the go when he is caught without his laptop. I hope the GoToMyPC and Logmein folks catch on to this really neat idea. Big thanks to Kevin at JKontheRun for pointing this out.

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