HP/BlackBerry project paves way for Cloud print option

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IT services and computer/printer manufacturer HP has teamed up with Research in Motion (RIM) to create web service that will let BlackBerry users ouput documents to a local printer. John Stokdyk reports

Due for launch later this year, HP CloudPrint for BlackBerry will be a printer-agnostic system that lets you access documents and emails over the web to print on a nearby device.

To use CloudPrint, you submit a file to the central server, which converts it to a PDF and sends back an SMS code to your BlackBerry. You then log into a terminal connected to the web and a printer, and type in the document code to call it up ready for printing. You can also download a driver to your desktop machine that will let you save files to CloudPrint and generate the output codes before you leave the...

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