Note: As a result of the availability of numerous BlackBerry devices supporting Bluetooth dialup networking, Pulse has been obsolete for over a year. As a result, Pulse is no longer available for sale as of 10/16/2008.
Blackberry internet access without wires
Until now, users who have been able to use their Blackberry handheld devices to connect to the internet haven't been able to share that internet connection with their laptops wirelessly. To date, users have been forced to awkwardly tether their laptop and Blackberry together with a USB cable, even while sitting in airport terminals or onsite with customers.
To address this problem, Brain Murmurs has created Pulse, a Bluetooth application for the RIM Blackberry that allows the device to be used as a dialup networking modem.
Benefits of Pulse
- Convenient - Access the internet with your Blackberry in your coat pocket, purse, or briefcase. It is no longer necessary to find table (or lap) space for your tethered Blackberry
- Inconspicuous - Discretely connect to the internet and tend to business during meetings or conferences.
- Mac Compatible - At long last, Mac users (including us) can use our Blackberrys for dialup networking. Hurrah!
- Built-in VPN support - Remotely access resources on your network by installing the free Pulse Proxy server* on your home or corporate LAN. Upload documents to your file server, retrieve files from your desktop, or print out a document from home.
Pulse requires a Bluetooth-enabled Blackberry from the 8700 family with standard internet access and a Bluetooth-enabled PC or Macintosh to work.
Note: using Pulse may incur bandwidth charges from your cell phone carrier. Pulse is only recommended for unlimited bandwidth accounts such as T-Mobile's Blackberry Unlimited Add-On Service.