BlackBerry Manager lets you download all of BlackBerry's major Android apps on your phone


BlackBerry is making a great comeback on the smartphone scene with the BlackBerry KEYone. It checks all the boxes: unique design, superb camera, and excellent battery life. Definitely a device that puts BlackBerry back on the map. 

It's an Android device, true, but it comes with a neat selection of BlackBerry apps that you can't get on any Android device. Or can you? XDA Senior Editor Cobalt232 took it to himself to emulate BlackBerry's set of apps and make them available for any Android 5.0 or newer device. Great for all those willing to give BlackBerry's Launcher a spin!As a reminder, all of these are available on the Play Store, but can only be installed on a BlackBerry device. 

The apps in question are: 

  • Blackberry Calendar
  • Blackberry Contacts
  • Blackberry Hub
  • BlackBerry Hub+ Services 
  • Blackberry Keyboard
  • Blackberry Launcher
  • Blackberry Notes
  • BlackBerry Notable
  • Blackberry Passwordkeeper
  • BlackBerry Privacy Shade
  • Blackberry Universalsearch
  • Blackberry Tasks
Best thing is BlackBerry Manager doesn't require you to have a rooted device. You can download BlackBerry Manager right here.

via: XDA

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9 Comments

1. jellmoo

Posts: 2598; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Um... This is like a year and a half old...

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

And I don't even think the xda developer, Cobalt, is maintaining/updating these apps anymore. I'll look around for more information about that.

5. jellmoo

Posts: 2598; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

He's still participating in the thread on the Crackberry forums, so I think he's maintaining it.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

Cool. I just read that myself, lol.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

Jelimoo is correct. There was even an article done here last year about it, iirc....

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

Also, most of these apps are already available for non-BlackBerry Android devices in the Google Play Store. A correction should be made about that in this article.

7. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3138; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Also need to add that BlackBerry apps on non-BB phones are paid, not free. Well, free to try for 30 days but you'll love them so much you'll want to keep them.

8. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

"available on the Play Store, but can only be installed on a BlackBerry device."? Then how come I was able to get most of them from the play store onto my Lenovo Phab 2 Pro? I really want the keyboard but could not find that.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry's vkb isn't available in the PlayStore. It's only for BlackBerry devices. Most of their other apps on Android are for all Android devices with Android 5.0 and up.

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