For the past couple of months now there have been rumors about a new BlackBerry Blend feature that will supposedly make its debut with BB OS 10.3. Rumor has it that the BlackBerry OS 10.3 gold candidate release is only a few days away which would then be followed by the public release of this new software. Blend is said to be one of the new features included in this update and now some of its screenshots have surfaced online, giving us a hint of what it aims to achieve. The screenshots reveal that BlackBerry Blend would allow users to extend their BlackBerry experience to a computer or tablet. Presumably a companion app on the other device would allow users to access their work and personal messages, documents, calendar, contacts and media as long as their BlackBerry smartphone is connected.
Ever since the BlackBerry Blend rumors began, many folks have been wondering how exactly it all would connect to their device in order to make it work. Would it be through Bluetooth, HDMI, wirelessly? Internally, the BlackBerry 10.3 gold candidate is said to be mere days away and along with it, comes the full release of BlackBerry Blend and now we’ve managed to get our hands on a bit more screenshots of the actual set up process for Blend. As noted in the images, you can connect to Blend through either USB, Wi-Fi or even through your carrier’s network. You need to download the companion app on your computer or tablet (Remember, it could be launched on iOS and Android as well) and from there, you can access all your work and personal messages, notifications and documents, calendar, contacts and media as shown in the video demo below. Keep in mind, the video was early days and the overall look is expected to of have changed a bit from what is shown there. Needless to say, there’s still the official unveiling of BlackBerry Blend that has to happen yet. As I’m sure most are tired of hearing me say now, BlackBerry has yet to even confirm the existence of BlackBerry Blend in any official capacity but from all the info and feedback I’ve gathered thus far from folks who have already got their hands on it, it’s pretty freaking fantastic, especially the ‘tablet’ and ‘cellular’ features but more on that another day.
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