Company Combats Rising Mobile Phone Theft: GadgetTrak Introduces Blackberry Theft Recovery Software

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GadgetTrak™ adds support for Blackberry smartphones to its mobile endpoint security offerings, now protecting most mobile devices including laptops, cell phones and portable storage devices from theft

GadgetTrak, the provider of theft recovery software for mobile devices, adds PhoneBak™ Blackberry Edition to the existing PhoneBak line-up including support for Windows Mobile®, Symbian® and Sony-Ericsson® phones.

The Urban Institute recently linked the popularity of mobile devices over the past few years to a rise in violent property crimes. Mobile theft is also having an impact on the sales of higher priced mobile phones as recent studies indicate consumers' fear of theft as key reason for choosing free or cheaper phone models over more expensive and feature-rich devices.

In the event a Blackberry device is stolen GadgetTrak's PhoneBak Blackberry Edition enables it to silently send information regarding the thieve's identity via SMS and email. The information sent includes any new phone number assigned to the device, subscriber IDs, unique phone ID, as well as cell tower identification.

GadgetTrak founder Ken Westin stated, "We are excited to bring Blackberry support to our existing theft recovery solutions. Mobile phone theft is becoming an increasing problem for businesses and will quickly equal or surpass laptop theft over the next few years. With our partners we now protect the majority of mobile devices on the market today including laptops, mobile phones and portable storage devices."

About GadgetTrak
GadgetTrak is a startup providing patent-pending and unique anti-theft solutions for consumer and business electronic device. GadgetTrak's solutions protect laptops, cell phones and removable media devices such as MP3 players, GPS devices, and external storage drives.

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