BlackBerry Blend Will Let Users Access Their Smartphones Remotely Through PCs and Tablets
Tomorrow is the big day when the much-awaited BlackBerry Passport is said to get unveiled. But besides the traditional hardware specs that everybody is focused on, the Canadian company could announce a new service.
The above screenshot has appeared first on the CrackBerry website, showcasing the upcoming BlackBerry Blend service which has been listed on BlackBerry World under the section ‘My World’. As you can see for yourself, here’s what the BlackBerry Blend tool will do:
“BlackBerry Blend seamlessly brings messaging and content that’s on your BlackBerry smartphone to your computer and tablet. Get instant notifications, read and respond to your work and personal messages, and access your documents, calendar, contacts, and media in real time on whatever device you are on, powered by your BlackBerry”.
So, by the looks of it, this is going to be a really nice feature and that most likely is targeting business users. Here’s a quick breakdown of all the most important features of the service:
- View and respond to some messages and chats from different accounts in the BlackBerry Hub
- Access your BBM chats, groups, and BBM Channels
- Access your text messages (SMS)
- View your daily, weekly, or monthly agenda
- Create new calendar entries and change existing entries
- Copy and transfer your files between your device and computer or tablet
- Open a browser with a secure connection to view private information from your organization’s intranet, if your device is associated with a BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10
- Tasks that you might have previously completed using BlackBerry Desktop Software or BlackBerry Link can now be completed using BlackBerry Blend, including: Backing up and restoring device data, Switching to another device, Copying pictures, videos, and music between a computer or tablet and your BlackBerry 10 device
It really does look impressive and will make for a great feature to have on the upcoming new BlackBerry smartphone. But we wonder if these will appeal to consumers?