MWC 2015: Blackberry goes cross-platform with the Experience Suite software
Blackberry has announced a new cross-platform software suite of applications and services at the MWC 2015 in barcelona. The Blackberry Experience Suite was announced alongside the Blackberry Leap and the Blackberry Slider smartphone with Dual curved all-touch display.
Blackberry has opened up its Blend app and Blackberry Messenger (BBM) to most OS platforms. The company has also added BBM support for Android Wear OS too. The company show its very serious on making money from its software business whilst also not neglecting its hardware business.
The Blackberry Experience Suite will cater for services and applications across the prominent OS – Android, iOS and Windows Phone (Windows 10 for mobile too). The services and apps which is available for smartphones and tablets would be focused on Security, productivity and communication.
Blackberry Experience Suite Highlight
• BlackBerry Hub (unified inbox/messaging app)
• BlackBerry Calendar
• BlackBerry Contacts
• Documents To Go (office apps)
• Input (keyboard)
• Universal Search tool
• BlackBerry Messenger
• WorkLife (maintain separate work and personal profiles on the same device)
• BBM Meetings
• BBM Protected
• BES 12 (BlackBerry Enterprise Service)
• VPN Authentication
• Secure Work Spaces
• Enterprise Identity
• Password Keeper
• BlackBerry Blend desktop software
The Blackberry Experience Suite would be available later this year; either one of them can be sold individually or collectively as Blackberry Experience suite.
There is no word on how the Canadian company see it fit to offer these products. Whether they would be available across different OS download stores or they would be pre-loaded on mobile phone. All would be clear by the end of the year or by early 2016 as recode reports.