BlackBerry® Blend seamlessly blends messaging and content that’s on your BlackBerry®smartphone* with your iPad. Get instant notifications, read and respond to your work and personal messages, and access your documents, calendar, contacts and media in real time.
Read and respond to your BBM and text messages instantly on your iPad. You can also access your email and work files without the need for VPN.
No wires, no saving to a cloud, no transferring information between devices, it’s just there
BlackBerry Blend requires you to sign-in with the BlackBerry ID associated with your BlackBerry smartphone*. For more information go to www.blackberry.com/BBID.
*BlackBerry Blend works with select BlackBerry phones. Visit www.blackberry.com/blend to check if your smartphone is supported.
· Dashboard and application navigation redesign
· Ability to reply directly to BBM and SMS messages from within notification pop-ups
· Visual enhancements to file transfers
· Spell check support
· Support for portrait mode for tablets
· Performance improvements and bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Not For iPad
This app works fantastic on my PC with WIN 7 and even when I upgraded to WIN 10. No issues what so ever, works flawlessly. When I first downloaded it to my iPad 2 it worked fine until an update to the app and I could no longer connect to the Blackberry. I finally gave up trying to use it on the iPad. I recently upgraded to an iPad 5th GEN and had to sign in to all my apps again so I decided to try Blackberry Blend to see if maybe there was some updates that happened to fix it. To my disappointment not only was there no fix but it seems to have gotten worse. I open the app and it prompts me to login to my Blackberry ID so I do and immediately get a white screen for about 30 seconds then back to the Blackberry ID login screen. So I double checked my PW by logging in through a browser and I was able to login. So I deleted the app and re-download it then tried again with the same results. I really am disappointed that Blackberry has stopped trying but since they have ... so am I. Negative 1 star.
Workable But Needs Improvements
This app makes using my Blackberry tolerable again, but it can certainly use improvements. It doesn't seem to completely sync with my Z30. Particularly, when composing emails. If you work for the Federal Government, finding someone's address in the Global Address List is cumbersome at best. You can only search for and add one address at a time, exit search and go back in. Also, email signature is absent. One thing I can say is at least it's the same crappy app across all devices - looks and operates the same on my Mac and iPad. The only upside to using the app is I don't have to connect a CAC reader to my iPad or Mac to read email. An iPad CAC reader costs $139, so instant savings. I guess we all got what we paid for with this app...
Needs a lot of improvement
The idea of developing this app is so good but seriously needs a lot of work to improve. Most of time we face a white screen in logging page. App needs optimization and it is so slow. I prefer to go my room and check my mobile phone instead of checking in my iPad. New sms and miss calls should be shown in iPad notification center and blackberry should let developers put there apps in Blend( for example what's app). Some times it needs more than 2 minutes to see a SMS. It is not possible to see calls in the Blend. There is obvious a bug When we replay to sms. We can not see the sentence that typed!!
Blackberry works always starts good but most of time there is not any update and improvement.
- BlackBerry Limited
- 17 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Basque, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2014 BlackBerry Limited
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.