In addition to the BlackBerry Passport smartphone, the Canadian company also announced BlackBerry Blend. It is essentially an app that lets users to access their BlackBerry smartphone s data from other devices tablets as well as computers. Also Read - Blackberry 5G smartphone 2021 comeback confirmed again, to bring physical keyboardsAlso Read - Blackberry is coming back once more, will debut in 2021 with a flagship keyboard phone
It s a dashboard that allows users to display work, personal emails, BBM texts, and other notifications from a BlackBerry device on Macs, PCs, Android tablets, and iPads. The app is now available for PCs and Macs from company s website, while the mobile clients can be downloaded from their respective stores. Also Read - TCL will not design, manufacture or sell BlackBerry smartphones from August 31
This feature will allow users to remotely access their BlackBerry smartphone as long as it is connected to a working network. The idea is to let users know they have got an important email, or a text even when they are not looking at their phone. The feature will also work if the phone is connected to the system via USB.
Additionally, BlackBerry Blend will also make your smartphone act like a Mobile Network Hub, allowing you to securely access work emails, important files, calendars, and other information on any device connected to BlackBerry Blend. Furthermore, users will also be able to save files from their computer to the BlackBerry smartphone.
The app is compatible with PCs running on Windows 7 and above, Macs running on OS X 10.7 and higher, iPads running on iOS 7 and higher, and Android tablets running on 4.4 KitKat and higher.
BlackBerry s press release follows,
BlackBerry Blend Brings the Power and Security of BlackBerry to Your Computer and Tablet
New Application Allows Email, Conversations, Calendars and Contacts to “Follow” You Across Multiple Computing Screens
Waterloo, ON BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, announced today the availability of BlackBerry Blend, a new app that seamlessly brings messaging and content from your BlackBerry smartphone to your computer and tablet. With BlackBerry Blend, users can take advantage of the secure BlackBerry network to blend their personal and professional content and conversations together using the screen of their choice. BlackBerry Blend enables users to work seamlessly across multiple devices running various Windows , iOS , Mac and Android operating systems, making work collaboration and conversation easy no matter where they are.
Mobile professionals have demanding technology needs and are multi-device users working between their smartphone, PC and tablet all day. These individuals are highly connected and need a way to work across multiple devices and operating systems effortlessly in order to optimize their efficiency and achieve their goals.*
BlackBerry Blend streamlines the experience of using multiple devices on a daily basis by bridging the gap between your smartphone and other devices that make up your connected universe. With BlackBerry Blend, users can receive instant notifications, respond to work and personal messages, and access documents, calendars, contacts and media in real-time on any device, while never having to worry about their security being compromised. No saving to a cloud, no wires and no transferring information between devices. It’s just there. To watch a quick demonstration of BlackBerry Blend, visit http://www.BlackBerry.com/Blend.
“With the amount of time spent shuffling between devices throughout the day, the type of integration that BlackBerry Blend offers will bring a whole new level of productivity to our users,” said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO at BlackBerry. “Whether you need to access important work files on the road or respond to text and email messages on your tablet while commuting to work, BlackBerry Blend ensures all of your important information is safely accessible, regardless of the device you are using.”
Fundamentally rooted in BlackBerry’s core competencies of security and productivity, BlackBerry Blend offers user benefits such as:
- Never Miss a BBM or Text Message: BlackBerry Blend brings all your BBM and text messages from your BlackBerry smartphone to an integrated messaging hub now available on your computer and tablet.
- Use Your Smartphone as a Mobile Network Hub: Gain secure access to work email, calendars and important files on any device connected to BlackBerry Blend.
- Transfer Files Across Devices: Save files from your computer to your BlackBerry smartphone so they are accessible on any device connected to BlackBerry Blend
- BlackBerry Security, Across Your Devices: Powered by the BlackBerry device through the BlackBerry network, this seamless experience is also secure. And IT Administrators can rest easy, as they have the ability to set BlackBerry Blend parameters for users that match their security guidelines.
- Unified Calendar Management: BlackBerry Blend merges all of your work meetings, personal appointments and events into one view.
- Connect Anywhere, Anytime: BlackBerry Blend can connect wirelessly via Wi-Fi or cellular connection, or wired through the USB port on your PC. Once connected, use your BlackBerry ID on your computer and tablet to connect to BlackBerry Blend.
BlackBerry Blend is launching today on the BlackBerry Passport and the Porsche Design P’9983 from BlackBerry , and will work across desktop operating systems, including Mac OS X 10.7 +, iPad tablets running iOS 7+, Windows 7+ and Android tablets running Android 4.4+. The downloadable version of BlackBerry Blend for Macs and PCs is available today at www.BlackBerry.com/Blend, on the Apple App StoreSM for iPad tablets, or via the Google Play Store for Android tablets.
BlackBerry Blend comes free on BlackBerry Passport at launch. Additional enterprise features will be available through a subscription program. Details of the enterprise offering will be announced in the coming weeks.