Image of BlackBerry Blend Beta leaks along with BlackBerry 10.3

Image of BlackBerry Blend Beta leaks along with BlackBerry 10.3
Based on a leak of BlackBerry 10.3.1, it appears that BlackBerry Blend is coming. Images of a Beta version of the feature, show that it is a way to view much of your BlackBerry smartphone content on a larger screen. What is unknown is the type of screen that Blend is designed for. It could be made for a BlackBerry PlayBook, or another slate. It might even be offered for your desktop PC at home, or in the office.

There is speculation that BlackBerry Blend will be available on BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 with the launch of the BlackBerry Windermere. Among the content we see transferred over from a BlackBerry smartphone include the calendar, contacts list and BBM. We originally heard about BlackBerry Blend in early builds of BlackBerry 10, but the feature has never been officially released.

Talk about this feature not only dates back to the pre-release days of BlackBerry 10, it also was rumored to be on BlackBerry 10.2.1 as part of a feature called BlackBerry Fuse. Putting your phone on Fuse Mode would enable you to use your 'Berry to access Hub, BBM, SMS/MMS, Browser, Contacts and Calendar. The whole feature makes it feel as though you are driving a tablet or PC using your BlackBerry smartphone, just without requiring the use of a physical dock. It seems like this idea is not only still alive inside the Canadian based company, but seems ready to be released on BlackBerry 10.3.

source: Crackberry



1. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Why is BlackBerry exausting its scarce resources for this dead platform ? Just shut down and sell off the still and only worthy BBM. Your hardware and services are dying so fast. Selling less than three miilions units per quarter is regarded as misrable paltry

3. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

*** Selling less than three miilions units per quarter is regarded as misrable paltry bussiness

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

BB10 is not dead, it's still growing...very slowly. It's nice to see that BlackBerry is still keeping things going and improving their lovely platform BB10. Just look at Motorola, they were "dead" for quite sometime right? Just look at how are they right now, they're now popular again, and there's Lenovo backing up Motorola after Google. BlackBerry may not be lucky like Motorola, but their not-giving-up spirit makes me believe that BlackBerry is here to stay and will get back to the competition soon, they can do it themselves.

5. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

It is a bussiness and not a drama movie... get rid of that emotional oreintation when you are talking about epic failed bussiness that made the company loose hundreds millions of dollars every month. Show me how BB is still growing or improving ? Give me numbers for that claim ? Each quarterly financial earning report Blackberry was falling and falling. Blackberry lifted ''FOR SALE'' sign for two months and no one cared about it or its obsolete patents. Please, be more realistic... Even John Chen said he would shut down the hardware division if it remains unprofitable, and he will do so soon.

6. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

The real situation - They have a fantastic OS in BB10, but have very poor marketing. They also also need to keep releasing new hardware, or atleast tease them, to keep the press talking and keep the readers interested.

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Business is not all about the money, it also includes ideas and the planning, if you don't have any ideas and plans, how can you earn money? BB10 is still growing and improving, just look at their 10.3 update, if that's not an update then what is it? Downdate? Also, their flagship is still in the works, which also means that they're still keeping things going. BlackBerry is indeed falling miserably, but did they go bankrupt? No right? Please don't act like no one uses BlackBerry, there are still people using it but just a small amount of them, at least it's not completely no one using it. Please, take a look at the positive side before looking at the negative side.

12. spetakl

Posts: 6; Member since: May 06, 2014

Maybe you missed out on the full story, Foxconn is now making BB phones and share the profit (if any) with BB, and the first Foxconn phone running BB10 is releasing in Indonesia these days. I used to think BB had no chance but after actually using BB10 i had to admit that its the best OS, and the Android app compatibility is good, smooth and fast UI, very pleasant to use, no Google crap, no nagging. Im not planning to go back to Android unless i have to, i rather change to iPhone if BB fails to deliver good future handsets.

22. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Manti, do you have proof that John Chen will soon shut down the hardware division, or are you just trolling again, as usual? The fact of the matter is that BlackBerry is getting better. If you payed attention to their latest quarterly report, they have slowed down the bleeding. Does a company with 61 percent of the enterprise soumd like they are going out of business? Does a company that has just invested in health care, has over 30 percent of the automotive infotainment market, which is more than anyone, and has almost 3 billion in free cash sound like they're going out of business? The answer is a resounding NO. With 16 of the 20 G20 governments using BlackBerry, as well more than 800,000 new clients that have migrated from competing EMM companies, I would say that BlackBerry is going to be in business for a long time. And before you say something like "but that's enterprise" or "who cares about enterprise", just remember that enterprise is where bbl is focused. Enterprise brings in more money than the average consumer due to them buying in bulk. With the cash gained from enterprise sales, BlackBerry can most definitely afford to keep putting out consumer handsets. This is not even including the deal made with Foxconn which will save BlackBerry lots of money. You need to stop with your "doom and gloom" crap about BlackBerry and look at the hard facts. BlackBerry is getting better. They have THE BEST OS on the market. You name one thing that your OS of choice can do, and I can counter it with BlackBerry 10. And if you're having that much trouble with your Z10, it's because you're not smart enough to use it.

27. DigitalJedi_X

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

John Chen never said he would shut down the handset division. He even put out a statement saying the reporter got it wrong. And if it's so dead, then why are you wasting breath on it? Move on and let others who enjoy and know just how powerful BB10 is, and know that it's certainly not a dead platform have a troll free article posted.

63. panjgoori

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Where John Chen said that he will shut down the hardware bussiness ? any proff of that ? Yes i agree that BlackBerry is currently losing money but if take a closer look they are recovering. I'm using BB Z10 and i'm very happy with it. BB10 is a nice OS and complete match for Android And iOS. Basically its secure Android. The reason BB10 phones are selling well its because of very low to no advertisements like alterecho said.

10. AstroBouy

Posts: 5; Member since: May 11, 2014

Have you used BlackBerry 10 OS?? Just use it for few days on Z30 and then comment. I moved on from Android to BB10 few days ago and believe me Android sucks when compared to BB10. I am not a fanboy of any company or any OS i just use what is the best available product for me. And today its Z30 with BB10. I have used Lumia 920, iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 and now the best of the every thing i have used before is Z30 with BB10.

13. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Tell me in which aspect BB10 is better than Android ?.? I have BlackBerry Z10 and I found the OS so average compared to iOS or Android. Apk Android apps are suck, slow and laggy. Viber crashes every time. Tango and Skype are piles of trash Facebook app is even worse than the one on the featured phones. Just go to BlackBerry world and read the reviews on these apps. BlackBerry fans asking Android users to switch to BB10, because BB10 support Android apps. Epic fail BB and will die very soon

16. AstroBouy

Posts: 5; Member since: May 11, 2014

LOLz.. When some one talks about an Operating System why do people crib about the Apps? I have used Android, iOS, Windows Phone and now BB10.. I liked Android for it had lots of Apps, but i was frustrated with its lag, its a resource hog, notifications cramp up above the screen making it look ugly, where as i have a clean notification center in BB10 i.e Hub, No lags the dial pad opens as soon as i touch it, Just try to touch your dial pad and see how many seconds it takes for Android to bring it up?? I dont have to press than menu button now every time to multitask, BB10 is gesture based and extremely better in multitasking than Android. The Draw back of BB10 is only that it does not have all NATIVE apps, It dosent have my banking app but i use BB10 Browser which is by far the best browser for mobile available on this planet.

19. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

My HTC One opens the dial pad as soon as i touch it, the only Android phone you have used is the laggy, slow, bloat infested Galaxy S3?

23. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Tell me in which aspect is Android better than BlackBerry, Manti? It isn't. You not knowing how to use apps on your phone does not mean apps such as Viber and Skype suck on BB10. I the same apps on my BB10 handset and they work just fine. And did you say BB10 is average compared to Android and iOS? Lmao!! You must be out of your mind. BB10 is smoother and faster than both. iOS is a toy OS in comparison to BB10. And I'm a BlackBerry fan, and I have never asked an Android fan to switch to BB10 because of Android apps. Stop making up stories. The only epic fail around here is your trolling of BlackBerry articles and your wishful thinking that BlackBerry is going to die.

29. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

''You not knowing how to use apps on your phone does not mean apps such as Viber and Skype suck on BB10.I the same apps on my BB10 handset and they work just fine'' Swipe up on the screen of your BB10 phone. Go to BlackBerry World. Press on ''Search''. Search for Facebook, Viber, Skype, and Tango. Read the first ten reviews of each App and tell me how many single star reviews have you found. Even the ''Native Original BBM App'' has 3 stars. THESE ARE USERS OPINIONS If you are a BlackBerry fan, that is up to you, and you have the full right to love BlackBerry. But, don't fucck around and post false comments or accuse me for not knowing how to use apps on that paltform.

34. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

So you're going by "user opinions" and not from experience? And you post it like YOU'RE the one that is having the problems?! DON'T FUUCCKK AROUND AND POST FALSE COMMENTS like YOU'RE THE ONE having the PROBLEMS. If you are an iOS and Android fan, that's your business. But don't come on here and knock a platform that others CLAIM to have a problem with. I could look up user reviews of iOS and Android apps and find similar comments from lag to just plain doesn't work or it sucks. Keep your lame comments of BB10 to yourself, troll. Nobody cares. If you don't like it that much, move on and get an iOS decvice or an Android handset. STOP TROLLING BLACKBERRY ARTICLES.

49. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Take a chill pill man, how much did you get paid by blackberry?

51. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

You're telling me to take a "chill pill" after you used profanity against me in an earlier post? Not gonna happen, troll. Are you paid by the international trolls society to spew your crap on every BlackBerry article?

59. DigitalJedi_X

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

And here comes the BIGGEST troll on PA. Telling people to f*** themselves, then saying take a chill pill. Ridiculous. You troll every BlackBerry article you can find. You even state that you hate BB in your bio. I can't stand trolls like you, Manti123, Apiskula and JohnNokia. You guys troll Just for the reason of trolling. Take your ridiculous rhetoric and go away. NO ONE takes any of you guys opinions seriously. So just give it up.

48. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Its not a useful thinking per se, blackberry is FACTUALLY dying scouring for a piece of pie

52. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

There having problems in the consumer market, yes. That's a fact. I don't deny it. But trolls like you are unwilling to admit that BlackBerry is dominant player in enterprise. Trolls like you are not willing to admit that BlackBerry is the dominant choice for governments and NOBODY does security like BlackBerry. There was even a migration of 800,000 clients from competing EMM providers to BlackBerry. That sounds like a company that has a very promising future. So troll elsewhere, or just go back under your bridge.

64. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

But they're quickly being ditched by more and more government agencies and the likes in favor of android- or ios-powered devices, can't dispute that can you? Even yahoo's own marissa gave complimentary iPhones or androids to her employees because blackberry isn't "productive", still remember it? I guess you're just a blind bb fanboy and/or bb sales rep.

28. DigitalJedi_X

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

No one believes you have a Z10. If you did, you wouldn't be making such nonsense statements about the OS.

30. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

I changed my profile pic and wrote that on my Z10 for you. Not everyone has BlackBerry must love it. I did not say BB10 is crap. But it is not legend or perfect like how you are describing it. far below Android, iOS, and Perhaps WP

35. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

That's your OPINION, Manti. Don't forget to put that at the end of each sentence. BB10 is BETTER than Android, and leaps and bounds ahead of that craptastic OS that is iOS and it's far better than Windows Phone as well. It IS legend. And again, if you don't like It, STOP USING IT. Why not just throw your Z10 in the trash and buy a new phone with the OS of your choice? Wouldn't that make more sense? Oh wait...TROLLS don't have any "sense" to begin with.

41. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

I have cellphones from every platform .. I said my opinion only and gave users opinions as an example because you accused me for not knowing how to use the device when I told you that mutiple apps are crashing all the time. I'm not troll, and I didn't say BB10 is that bad.

42. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

You only post negative comments about BB10. I've yet to see you post ANYTHING positive about BB10. I have multiple devices too, and apps crash on every platform. I've yet to experience an app crashing on my BB10 device. But I've things from apps to web browsers crash on my other platform devices. You ARE a TROLL. Your avatar says as much and you only post negative comments on practically every BlackBerry article posted by PhoneArena. If you have multiple devices running on different platforms, then why do you continue to use a device from a platform that you hate? And you have said that BB10 was bad in the past. Just throw your Z10 in the trash or sell it and be done with it. I had an iPad mini 2 w/ retina display and I didn't like it. Apps crashed, web browser is agonizingly slow, and siri flat out sucks. I also own 2 WP devices. The UI gets boring real fast and there is not much in the way customization that can currently be done with WP. Features are lacking and neither iOS or WP have a file manager. That being said, I have never gone on an iOS or WP article and bashed it like you do on BlackBerry related articles. I simply sold my iOS device and no longer use my WP devices. IMO, BB10 is better so I just use my BB10 device. Get rid of your Z10 since you don't like the platform and move on. But leave the trolling out of it.

44. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Dude WP8.1 has a native file manager.

53. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Dude, WP8.1 has yet to be publicly released. And what remains to be seen is if the file manager will have access to all system files.

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