BlackBerry Blend is finally here

BlackBerry Blend is finally here
BlackBerry users, rejoice! BlackBerry Blend is finally here, arriving with Wednesday's launch of the BlackBerry Passport. Simply put, the feature allows you to access information from your BlackBerry handset, on a PC or tablet. Imagine that your job with Spacely's Sprockets has you making calls out in the field all day, meeting with your biggest and most important sprocket buyers. When you get back to the office, the information that you gathered all day on your BlackBerry Passport, can be reviewed on the tablet or PC in your office.

All of your texts are sent to an integrated notification hub available on your tablet or PC. Any device that is connected to BlackBerry Blend will let you work on calendars, emails and files. And the information on Blend is secured by BlackBerry's security expertise. The feature connects to your BlackBerry Passport wirelessly via Wi-Fi, or cellular. Or, you can access Blend by syncing your Passport with your PC, using USB connectivity.

If you sit in the office all day tethered to your PC screen, Blend will allow you to see texts and BBM messages that you can respond to instantly from your computer. Without Blend, you probably would have missed those missives. And instead of bringing your unwieldy work laptop home, Blend lets you access your office by using the feature on your Android tablet or Mac (and soon, an Apple iPad) from home. You can view your work calendar, work email, contacts and files. You can even connect to your work browser and view your firm's intranet sites.

Here's a nifty little trick for those on the go. While you are connected to a laptop via USB using Airplane Mode in-flight, you can answer and respond to emails offline. Once you turn off Airplane Mode, all of your emails are sent from Blend using your BlackBerry handset even before your plane reaches the correct gate.

It really seems that BlackBerry has something for corporations that they might not be able to find on other platforms. BlackBerry Blend for Macs (OS X 10.7 or later required) and PCs (Windows 7 or later) can be found on BlackBerry's web site. BlackBerry Blend for iOS and Android (Android 4.4 or later, please) can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play Store, respectively. The BlackBerry Passport is available for $599 unlocked, with no subsidized pricing.


source: BlackBerry via CNET

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13 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

For a second, I thought it said "Bend".

2. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

funny it would have been the joke of the year.

4. MacWiNux

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

i thought that will it blend article at first :D

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Cool functionality, but pretty much proof that Blackberry security has backdoors.

5. MegaEvolution

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

Support Windows 7, but not jellybean, priceless :) Can't wait to download it on my iPhone 4 running ios7, and iPhone 4s 64gb running iOS 8. Poor galaxy nexus user pity them :)

12. pradeepreddy

Posts: 65; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

it needs BB10 devices with 10.3 OS . unless you are running 10.3 OS leak or have BB Passport, you can't use it.

6. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Random Jetsons reference is random.

7. nbringer

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I was reading it wrong "BlackBerry Bend"

8. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

So basically Blackberry's version of cloud storage, only with extras

9. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

T-Mobile will sue blackberry, for using that color in its ads

10. jbishops

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Need to put Blackberry in a blender and liquidate them

11. JOHNNY8573

Posts: 48; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

apple will sue blackberry cause they invented the "bend"

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21611; Member since: May 28, 2014

Great new feature very reminiscent of "BlackBerry Bridge". This new feature, added with the great OS that is BB10, and we definitely have another winner here! Kudos, BlackBerry!

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