written by: Shanna James•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 11/15/2010
Portable printers for BlackBerry smartphones have become increasingly popular due to their resourceful and convenient printing services for people who are constantly mobile and traveling. This article highlights some of them.
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Portable Printers for BlackBerry Users
Portable printers are perfect for mobile offices. They also add a level of professionalism to travelling businessmen. Portable printers for BlackBerry devices are compact and can be carried around effortlessly. They allow BlackBerry users the ability to print many different types of documents in high quality regardless of where they are.
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PrintStik PS910 - Ultra Portable Bluetooth Printer
The PrintStik PS910 connects with a BlackBerry smartphone via Bluetooth technology. This pocket-sized device can print up to 3 pages per minute without smudging or running of ink. It requires little to no maintenance. All consumables can be purchased at a minimal cost making this device efficient, eco-friendly and adaptable. The PrintStik PS910 Ultra Portable Bluetooth Printer can be purchased at blackberryrocks.com for $299.99.
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Brother PocketJet 3 Portable Printer
The Brother PocketJet 3 portable printer for the BlackBerry is an ultralight device weighing only 1.12 pounds. It prints up to 3 pages per minute at 300 dpi resolution. It integrates a USB and iRDA and is compatible with most operating systems. It has few moving parts making it virtually maintenance free. The Brother PocketJet 3 is powered by direct thermal technology which does not smudge or run but dries instantly. This compact portable printer costs $283.98 and can be purchased at www.directron.com.
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HP Officejet H470 Mobile Printer Color Ink-jet printer
The HP Officejet H470 Mobile Printer is one of the fastest portable printers for BlackBerry smartphones. It prints up to 23 pages per minute in black and up to 16 pages per minute in color. This small and mobile printer prints high quality, professional style documents and offers wireless connectivity to the BlackBerry and other devices. For only $120.84 this printer can be purchased at www.buy.com.
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Canon BJC-80 Portable Printer
The portable Canon BJC-80 printer allows up to 4 pages per minute in black and 2 pages per minute in color. This compact printer features advanced and innovative printing technology which allows printing on many different types of paper including high gloss film, plain paper, envelopes and photo paper. The Canon BJC-80 Portable Printer weighs only three pounds and sports a unique cover which snaps shut and can be tucked away in a bag or case. This innovative portable printer costs $105 and can be purchased at www.amazon.com.
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PlanOn’s Printstik PS905ME
The PlanOn’s Printstik PS905ME is the world’s smallest printer and remarkably does not use ink at all. It works using thermal printing technology so there is no need to refill ink or plug the device into a wall socket. This portable printer uses rechargeable batteries and weighs only 1.5 pounds. The device uses thermal printing technology to produce monochrome images or text on paper. The PlanOn’s Printstik PS905ME is a truly eco-friendly device and costs $254.99 at www.amazon.com.
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These portable printers for BlackBerry are some of the most efficient mobile devices for business professionals and people needing printing solutions while on the go. They easily connect to the BlackBerry smartphone wirelessly or via Bluetooth and have documents printed within minutes. They are compact and light enough to have while travelling or going on business trips.