Research in Motion has released a free personal information application that securely stores your data such as owner information, logon credentials, credit cards and more directly on your BlackBerry with a password and AES encryption.
The free BlackBerry download is named BlackBerry Wallet, and although it doesn’t totally replace it, you can think of at as BlackBerry Password Keeper on steroids.
I’ve just downloaded BlackBerry Wallet on my BlackBerry Pearl 8130 (the Verizon BlackBerry download issues have been resolved) and I have to admit that the tool isn’t half bad for a free BlackBerry download. It doesn’t completely replace Password Keeper but to does make storing the categories of information that it does keep much cleaner.
If only RIM would come up with a desktop client that BlackBerry Wallet could sync to. Then they would really have something.
You can download BlackBerry Wallet OTA by visiting mobile.blackberry.com from your device’s BlackBerry Browser…
Does anyone know if this syncs with BES as backup?
>>If only RIM would come up with a desktop client that BlackBerry
>> Wallet could sync to. Then they would really have something.
Yes, that is the only problem with things like this. Entering all that info via the BB keyboard (especially if you have a model which doesn’t have the “full” keyboard–like the Pearl) is a huge pain–which I would never do.
I prefer to enter it all on my desktop then sync it with my BB. That way I have the info both on my computer and BB. (So I use SplashID which works on BB, Palm, PC and Mac).
AMEN. I’ve been wondering why many applications – free or not – do not have a desktop counterpart, because I too would prefer to sync rather than SureType all of my alphanumeric info.