BlackBerry Presentation Viewer Lets You Send Slides from Handhelds to Projectors, Displays
By Al Sacco
Managing Editor, CIO
You can already view and edit Microsoft PowerPoint slides and presentations on your BlackBerry smartphone–assuming you’re using an application suite like DataViz’s Docs to Go or eOffice from Quickoffice–but soon you’ll be able to send PowerPoint slides to a projector or display directly from your handheld, eliminating the need for a separate computer during presentations.
Very few details are available on the upcoming “BlackBerry Presentation Viewer,” which was mentioned by Mike Lazaridis during his keynote address today at Research In Motion’s (RIM) Wireless Enterprise Symposium (WES). However, Lazaridis did state the app would allow PowerPoint users to do away with their laptops when presenting.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.