BlackBerry Hub+ Services app brings Hub, Password Keeper and Calendar to all Android 6.0 phones
posted by Alan F. / Aug 03, 2016, 10:12 PM
The suite is available from the Google Play Store in an app called BlackBerry Hub+ Services, and a free 30-day trial starts today. More on that later. Once you install the app, you are prompted to install the BlackBerry Hub app, the BlackBerry Password Keeper app and the BlackBerry Calendar app, all from within the Hub+ Services app.
BlackBerry Hub enables Android users to find all of their messages in one place including email, texts, BBM posts, Tweets, Instagram posts, and more. Manage multiple email accounts without switching apps, snooze messages to open at a future date and select recipients for email messages from a list of suggested contacts. BlackBerry Password Keeper stores all of your passwords and login information, so you don't have to strain your brain trying to remember the password you used on a particular site. And with BlackBerry Calendar, you can view and respond to meeting invitations, dial into conference calls straight from the reminder, and view your calendar in agenda, day, week or month view.
Starting today, you can download the BlackBerry Hub+ Services app and use it for 30-days at no charge. You must have a phone running Android 6.0 or higher to install it. After 30-days, you can continue to use the app with a few ads in the way to help BlackBerry defray the cost of offering the suite. Or, you can pay 99 cents a month for an ad-free experience. Remember, a little BlackBerry 10 never killed any Android users.
Download BlackBerry Hub+ Services on your Android 6.0 powered handset
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While I would much rather prefer that BlackBerry keeps its "goodies" to their own handsets, I do understand that this is a good business decision. It will help bring in a recurring revenue for BlackBerry, and help to spread their software further. These apps are really good. Kudos to you for that, BlackBerry.
posted on Aug 03, 2016, 10:30 PM 5
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Blackberry moving the right pieces. It'd be nice to put some apk mirror links
posted on Aug 03, 2016, 11:08 PM 0
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The hub on android didn't work for me. It's soooooo much better on my classic. But I'm glad the haters get a taste of true greatness.
posted on Aug 03, 2016, 10:32 PM 3
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I do agree with you there. The Hub on BB10 is much better than on Android. But I do think that BlackBerry will continue to improve the Hub on Android. There was a slew of updates for BlackBerry's apps on Android today: http://crackberry.com/blackber
And I also agree that the haters will get a taste of some BlackBerry goodness. For all of their hate, I bet that most of them will download these apps on their Android phones (for those using Android phones).
posted on Aug 03, 2016, 10:38 PM 1
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Waaaahh waaaaaah waaaaaaaaaaaah. While we're talking about dead platforms let's bring up webOS and Symbian....
posted on Aug 03, 2016, 11:09 PM 2
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WOW. This is good move for BlackBerry. I was worried at first when I read this early today that no one would buy BlackBerry phones since they do this, but it is genius move for BlackBerry. Even if you don't buy BlackBerry phone, they still get money from Android user for them using BlackBerry apps and service.
posted on Aug 03, 2016, 10:57 PM 1
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The bulk of the downloads for the Android HUB App will likely be from former BlackBerry and BB10 users, similar to BBM with the huge initial 75 million downloads upon launch. BBM seems to have hit a ceiling at the Google Playstore at 100 million downloads so that is the potential number the Android HUB App will reach in three years.
posted on Aug 03, 2016, 11:35 PM 0
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Now if they could only make their latest keyboard compatible with other devices other than their own that would be fantastic.
posted on Aug 04, 2016, 12:15 AM 0
I agree. I want the vkb on my 6P.
posted on Aug 04, 2016, 3:20 AM 1
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