BlackBerry Presenter lets you leave the laptop at home

RIM introduces a new accessory at CES 2010 that will allow you to make PowerPoint presentations from your BlackBerry.

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LAS VEGAS--On Wednesday, Research In Motion debuted a new accessory called the BlackBerry Presenter that allows you to make PowerPoint presentations right from your smartphone.

Designed for on-the-go professionals, the BlackBerry Presenter is a small (3.4 inches by 2.4 inches by 0.9 inch) hub that provides connections for hooking up your BlackBerry to a projector or monitor via VGA or S-Video (cables not included) port. It also supports 24 animation and 55 transition styles of PowerPoint 2003 and 2007, and you can even set the time between transitions.

The BlackBerry Presenter is not compatible with the BlackBerry Curve 8300 or BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8200 series but should work with any other models running BlackBerry software v4.6 or higher. The accessory will be available from ShopBlackBerry.com later this month for $199 and will be available at other retail stores and authorized dealers in February.