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.
BlackBerry already allowed users to do all of this through BlackBerry Bridge, although that was only limited to the company’s smartphones and its ill-fated PlayBook tablet. While there have been no confirmations yet, its possible that companion apps may be released for both iOS and Android.
However BlackBerry has still not confirmed the existence of Blend and hasn’t dropped any hints as to when it might announce this new feature. The company has an event lined up in September to unveil its new smartphone, perhaps it will couple the release of BB OS 10.3 with it and detail all of the new features that the software brings.
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