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  1. beckzyboi's Avatar
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    Default What is BlackBerry Blend?

    What is it exactly?

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    A webapp / application interface to manage your BlackBerry through your PC or tablet. You can basically access and control the Hub, the calendar and so on...

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    Why would you want to do that? If you were going to manage your phone you'd just use the phone?

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    Maybe coz its more comfortable using a big screen and a proper keyboard?!

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    Well I won't be using it. Useless when you can just use your phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckzyboi View Post
    Well I won't be using it. Useless when you can just use your phone.

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    An advantage to this you can use BBM through Blend

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckzyboi View Post
    Well I won't be using it. Useless when you can just use your phone.

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    Lmao obviously you don't see the importance of this. Many others, like MANY others do, but it's completely up to you! That's the great part, it just lets you view/manage/send messages on your phone via the computer. This way you can work on the go, but still be able to sit down with a mouse and keyboard to interact with it like any other IM client or similarly to Outlook almost in a way.
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    when im at home i totally dont want to use my phone for bbm, emails, hub notifications, etc. as a software engineer im mostly in front of a PC

    edit: also, if it automatically connects to my laptop/desktop via wifi like link it will be SUPER HANDY. i cant wait for this
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvarnai View Post
    when im at home i totally dont want to use my phone for bbm, emails, hub notifications, etc. as a software engineer im mostly in front of a PC

    edit: also, if it automatically connects to my laptop/desktop via wifi like link it will be SUPER HANDY. i cant wait for this
    I can't see any reason for it not to. Walk into your own house, but your phone down. Boom, don't need to use it anymore. But I'm not sure if apps like Snap2Chat (Or SnapChat is you're using the Android version, just an example) will work. But if they do, I want it now. Like this second

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    Quote Originally Posted by xXXXMELLORXXXx View Post
    I can't see any reason for it not to. Walk into your own house, but your phone down. Boom, don't need to use it anymore. But I'm not sure if apps like Snap2Chat (Or SnapChat is you're using the Android version, just an example) will work. But if they do, I want it now. Like this second

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    bbm has screen sharing, theres also miracast, hdmi etc so theorically they could make it work

    edit: actually a week ago a windows 8.1 update added a feature to windows and it can act as a miracast receiver, so even now you should be able to remotely manage your blackberry on windows 8.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvarnai View Post
    bbm has screen sharing, theres also miracast, hdmi etc so theorically they could make it work

    edit: actually a week ago a windows 8.1 update added a feature to windows and it can act as a miracast receiver, so even now you should be able to remotely manage your blackberry on windows 8.1
    Oh my god. That is good news. I'm using an ancient laptop and I'm getting a new one now. It's comes preloaded with Windows 8.1 however I know it will need a couple of upgrades first. But this is great news, can't wait for blend and my new laptop!

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    Will BlackBerry Blend maybe also work with e.g. Apple or Android Smartphones which only have BBM installed? So BlackBerry Blend could be used as an alternative to Thunderbird or Outlook, for example. And everyone's desktop system would become additionally an each specific home server for every (just) BBM User worldwide. Wouldn't that be just really cool and could become most popular!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebs69 View Post
    Will BlackBerry Blend maybe also work with e.g. Apple or Android Smartphones which only have BBM installed? So BlackBerry Blend could be used as an alternative to Thunderbird or Outlook, for example. And everyone's desktop system would become additionally an each specific home server for every (just) BBM User worldwide. Wouldn't that be just really cool and could become most popular!?

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    Android has AirDroid which does the same thing (and more by the looks of it) Apple probably has one so I doubt it. Most likely BlackBerry only

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    Situation 1

    Let us say, you're a guy who works stuffs on a pc...

    and you are too busy or you are anticipating things that are going on in your work and a message came out from your clients or boss and you heard the tone...

    Would you rather pick your phone and/or grab it from your pocket to check it out, or just alt tab within your pc?


    Situation 2

    You are playing games with your friends online on a pc and your psycho-girlfriend texted you.

    You would just probably ignore the message if you're brave enough. Lol

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    the only disadvantage of blend is that i dont think we will see a desktop version of bbm for a long time... if there was a desktop version bbm could get HUGE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvarnai View Post
    the only disadvantage of blend is that i dont think we will see a desktop version of bbm for a long time... if there was a desktop version bbm could get HUGE.
    Anyone in their right mind would understand that BBM on the desktop would be an awful idea. BBM as an extension of the phone is an amazing idea because it allows the extension of all of BBM's extensions

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvarnai View Post
    the only disadvantage of blend is that i dont think we will see a desktop version of bbm for a long time... if there was a desktop version bbm could get HUGE.
    Bbm on desktop is a bad idea. The security of Bbm on pc can be comprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvarnai View Post
    the only disadvantage of blend is that i dont think we will see a desktop version of bbm for a long time... if there was a desktop version bbm could get HUGE.
    If you want BBM on the desktop, you can.

    Just find a program that runs .apks and run BBM.

    Expect security issues, and have fun waiting

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    Saying that there shouldn't be desktop bbm because it could be compromised is a perfect example of security through obscurity. Android and ios are pretty vulnerable too. Also, why in the hell would it be compromised through pc? Keyloggers exist for ios and android too. Skype and viber are the only true cross platform clients and both suck. Bbm could fill that gap

    If you want to live in the past and use multiple clients that's up to you, but the market has spoken and bbm is nowhere now. Any phone can be compromised if the user is a fool. Your phones could have silently sideloaded apps just because you connected them to a pc, sachesi can do it too without extra permissions, a virus could do that too.

    Edit: how comes bbm through blend is not a security issue for you then? It's not any different. Making it possible for android/ios/wp users to use bbm on their desktop even if it's through a program like blend is just a step forward
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    I read a lot of comments about Blend replacing Link, but if anything to me Blend sounds more like Bridge, except with a pc rather than our PlayBook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTU2fan View Post
    I read a lot of comments about Blend replacing Link, but if anything to me Blend sounds more like Bridge, except with a pc rather than our PlayBook.

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    Blend is NOT replacing Link

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    Quote Originally Posted by DYLANHABKIRK View Post
    If you want BBM on the desktop, you can.

    Just find a program that runs .apks and run BBM.

    Expect security issues, and have fun waiting

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    I think there's a Windows app called BlueStacks that can run apk files. Haven't used to confirm but people have said BBM works on it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by theninjew View Post
    I think there's a Windows app called BlueStacks that can run apk files. Haven't used to confirm but people have said BBM works on it.



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    I can confirm it works

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    BBM desktop support can be only reason to use BBM in 2014 when you have great alternatives for only mobile IM. I can see BBM pushing Skype if BBRY manages to make BBM good enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chalx View Post
    BBM desktop support can be only reason to use BBM in 2014 when you have great alternatives for only mobile IM. I can see BBM pushing Skype if BBRY manages to make BBM good enough.
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    +1, i can see skype being extinct in a few months if bbm would become true crossplatform, i dont know a single person who isnt fed up with skype already
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