BlackBerry has kept its head down for the past few months and has worked tirelessly to turn its fortunes around. This month the company’s new flagship is going to be released. Called the BlackBerry Passport it is expected to hold its own against popular rivals from the likes of Samsung and Apple. While that remains to be seen, we now hear that BlackBerry Blend may be launched alongside the Passport. Blend is a new software service that the company has developed, it has already been rumored multiple times.
With BlackBerry Blend the company aims to bridge the gap between its device and other mobile devices. Users will be able to access files and content like messages stored on their BB device through a non-BB device like a computer or tablet. Blend is rumored to have support for BBM, calendar, SMS messages, emails, files and more. Users may also be able to create calendar entries.
Those who are using Blend in a corporate environment with BES10 will be able to access the company’s intranet using the browser. It will also feature support for tasks like backing up or restoring data that were previously possible through the BlackBerry Desktop Software or BlackBerry Link.
BB.in reports that Blend will be supported by BlackBerry devices running OS 10.3 or later. Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.7 or later will be pre-requisites on PC, whereas iOS 6 and Android 4.4 will be required on mobile. BlackBerry is yet to officially confirm Blend.