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The world of mobile connectivity has long ago surpassed the simplistic idea of being able to use one email account, or access the same apps on multiple devices. It has become a much more comprehensive ecosystem of tools that percolate between multiple devices. We are no longer bound to using specific phones or specific computers to do a specific task, we have the choice of how we want to do our work or play.

BlackBerry Blend is one of the latest offerings from the Waterloo mobile security powerhouse. It seamlessly brings messaging and content that’s on your BlackBerry smartphone to your computer and tablet. Send and receive messages and access your files in real time, from whatever device you’re on. It differs from other similar offerings in the sense that it mirrors content that’s on your device, giving you the piece of mind that it’s secure on your BlackBerry, even if your messaging and moving files around on a desktop or tablet client miles away.

We are no longer bound to using specific phones or specific computers to do a specific task, we have the choice of how we want to do our work or play.

Cue the clumsy employee who is myself, and who forgot their phone an hour and a half drive away from their place of work on a busy weekday. I’m sure this scene is not all too unfamiliar for most, and a reality for many. I was so caught up on the work I needed to prepare for the day: files, laptop, and other materials, that I managed to forget the most vital aspect and lifeline to my job, my BlackBerry device.

Realizing my day would begin to get infinitely more difficult without my device helping me stay organized and connected

Panic set in, realizing my day would begin to get infinitely more difficult without my device helping me stay organized and connected.  Luckily I realized that my device had blend turned on and that I had it installed on my desktop at work and I was able to connect to my device remotely through Blend and keep in touch with work, family, and friends all through my desktop and even access vital work files that I needed from my BlackBerry device.

Blend gave me that piece of mind, that redundancy that is often missing from too many aspects of our mobile ecosystem. We work from various different places, constantly on the move, so why shouldn’t our communications and work tools follow us?

Brandon Orr

Author Brandon Orr

Professional Transportation Planner & Blackberry 10 Developer part of the open source BB team.

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  • Fernando

    Do not give ideas to BlackBerry about pricing Blend! It’s an extra for getting a BlackBerry device.

  • Merritt Cluff

    My only complaint is the font size on my new laptop.. I can not read it so I don’t use it. But it could replace outlook on my computer. I am sure this will be fixed in time, but it should have been fixed by now. I do think BlackBerry should sell blend, say for $10, and maybe have a premium version for lease. Use money to improve and advertise it. Maybe develop a version for Samsung to use… good revenue generator.

  • Fernando

    Blend is one of those great features that BlackBerry should advertise. BlackBerry Blend worldwide for people to know how efficient and productive a BlackBerry smartphone can be. I really can say that Blend has saved my working day many times.

  • Timothy Daniel Domingo

    I bought the Passport just because of the Blend. It is the best feature for me

  • Edrian0624

    I love blend, one of the best BlackBerry has to offer.