Prior to the launch of the new BlackBerry phones in India, which is due to happen this week, the Canadian smartphone maker has apparently been working on a new service that would allow users to connect to their smartphone via desktops, laptops or tablets. The new service is said to be called BlackBerry Blend.
Via the service, the users as said before will be able to access almost all their information from their compatible BlackBerry handsets, and access it over Blend supporting tablets and PCs in the office. In addition, users can access the company's intranet via Blend if the firm uses BlackBerry Enterprise Services 10.
It was CrackBerry - a BlackBerry centric website, that spotted the new service that was listed under the 'My World' section of BlackBerry World. However, at the moment it leads to an error page when clicked.
According to the website, with the new service, users can 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.
Also, tasks that you might have previously completed using BlackBerry Desktop Software or BlackBerry Link can 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.
Anyways, at the moment, its just the aforementioned features that the new BlackBerry Blend will offer but more could be there as well.
The service is expected to be officially unveil alongside the BlackBerry Passport handset at the company's September 24 events in Toronto, London, and Dubai.
As far as the BlackBerry Passport is concerned, it is a smartphone which is reportedly said to come with a 4.5-inch 1440x1440 pixel resolution display, 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974-AA) processor, an Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of inbuilt storage, expandable storage via microSD card (up to 64GB), a 13-megapixel rear camera with BSI sensor, a 2-megapixel front camera, and a 3450mAh battery.
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