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Remote Desktop for BlackBerry

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  • Initial Release: 24 Jun 2013
  • Vendor: Todd Grayson
  • Version:
  • Last Updated: 19 Dec 2014
  • Price: $4.99
  • Built for BlackBerry: Yes

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Remote Desktop for BlackBerry®
For help getting started using Remote Desktop for BlackBerry® please go to the following site:
For Support please contact: btgsupport@shaw.ca
This App is Built for BlackBerry™ approved. This official BlackBerry designation offers complete confidence that it meets BlackBerry’s high standards for quality and performance.
We now have support for connecting through BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10 (Coming with Update and above)!! Note: Must be installed in the Work space to work through BES 10.
Designed from the ground up for BlackBerry® 10 Remote Desktop for BlackBerry® enables you to connect to your Windows based computers across the Internet from your BlackBerry® and stay connected with your home or Office. Use your full Windows applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Internet Explorer along with the plethora of other applications for the Windows platform without sacrificing functionality from anywhere. You can leave your computer without losing access to your files, applications, and e-mail and there is no need to sync data as everything will be there when you return.
Do all of this without needing to install third party software or server applications as all of the server components are already a part of most versions of Windows apart from the home versions. As well you will be able to gain access to corporate systems via the Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) that are running Remote Desktop services where there is no option to install third party services for remote access.
Built from the ground up for BlackBerry® 10
8, 16, 24 and 32 bit color support
Standard screen resolutions including the BlackBerry® 10 native resolutions
Maintain a list of servers with a single tap to connect
Save your username, password, and domain to speed connections and reduce typing
RDP data compression and caching to save bandwidth
Support for console sessions
Support for non standard ports
Double tap to open files
Press and tap for right click functionality
A menu icon to show the keyboard to ease text input
Maintain multiple connections t the same time and jump between them
Provides both Gesture and Pointer modes for more control.
Open RDP files
Send a connection to another user via Email or BBM (does not send saved credentials for security)
Remote Computer Software Compatibility
The following Windows Operating Systems have Remote Desktop Services and can be connected using the Remote Desktop for BlackBerry® client without any additional server side software: 
Windows Server 2000
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista Business, Ultimate and Enterprise
Windows Server 2008
Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise
Windows Server 2008R2
The following Windows Operating Systems do NOT have Remote Desktop Services and are not compatible: 
Windows XP Home
Windows Vista Home
Windows Vista Home Premium
Windows 7 Starter
Windows 7 Home Premium
Mac OS


Reader comments

Remote Desktop for BlackBerry



i purchased this app the other day and am not getting any joy out of it. I tried to set it up at work and at home but with no luck. What am i doing wrong? I did what it said in the instructions. Can anyone help?

This product ROCKS! My latop died but before I spent 1000 bucks on a new one or a tablet I decided to give this a try. I connect a bluetooth keyboard and mouse to my BB Z10, then I connect the micro HDMI into my TV or any other display with an HDMI in, and you're golden. I use my RDC connection to connect in to my Windows desktop at home and it works really well.

One minor problem is that I am using a blootooth keyboard designed for iPad and some fo the keys don't seem to anways work properly, like the arrow keys.