It looks like there are more signs of the BlackBerry Blend Beta dashboard for desktops in the latest OS 10.3 leak. My buddy Bla1ze @CrackBerry ferreted out a demo video that is limited but does show lots of goodies all around. He even compiled a list of what findings are in this video with my favorite being the fact that it is HTML5 based so it should be cross platform.
- Most definitely a web interface that will run on any HTML5 enabled device. BlackBerry has also included device checks to ensure it will work properly. Of those devices supported there is the BlackBerry PlayBook, Android tablets, iPads and of course, desktops.
- They appear to also be working on apps for Android and iOS as well, likely container apps which serve as launchers to the interface.
- You’ll be able to pair your device(s) by barcode or NFC. For example, launch the BlackBerry Fuse application on your tablet and scan the barcode or ensure that NFC is enabled on your tablet, press the ‘Pair’ button, and place your devices back-to-back.
- When you connect from a browser you are greeted with a dashboard page which gives you the summary from each application linked to fuse. Default ones are BBM, SMS, Email, Hub, Calendar, Contacts. You can then go into one specifically and pretty much do exactly what you can do on device.
- Third-party apps can also interface with the dashboard. There will be developer API’s available and apps such as Box, Dropbox and BlackBerry Express are noted in the system already.
- Supports a file manager system, meaning you can push files to your other devices from your BlackBerry and vice-versa.
Check out the video below: