BlackBerry has announced the launch of a software licensing program for its Mobility Solutions business by introducing the BlackBerry Hub+ for Android. The Hub+ is a suite of applications that includes the BlackBerry Hub, calendar, contacts, notes, tasks, device search, launcher and password keeper applications for Android smartphones.
An important initiative of the Mobility Solutions unit is a software strategy that combines BlackBerry’s strength in security, engineering savvy and device experience. The result – the ability to extend the best of BlackBerry’s secure communications and productivity features to any Android M consumer, enterprise or government customer, said Ralph Pini, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, Mobility Solutions, BlackBerry. “Our customers have always raved about the unique experience of our proprietary productivity apps such as the BlackBerry Hub, calendar and contacts, amongst others. I’m excited that we’re now able to offer these amazing features to all Android users that demand the most out of their smartphones.”
He said that users can download a free trial from Google Play and access BlackBerry Hub+ from any Android device running 6.0 Marshmallow. The trial includes a suite of applications, including the BlackBerry Hub, calendar and password keeper. After a 30-day trial, users can continue using the apps for free with an ad-based experience, or subscribe to the entire suite of apps for 99 cents (N318) monthly, which will include additional features like contacts, tasks, device search, notes and launcher.
With Calendar booking meetings has never been easier, as you can now view and respond to meeting invitations directly from the BlackBerry Hub. The “Join Now” feature, also enables you instantly dial into your meetings directly from your event reminder.
The BlackBerry Launcher enables you to turn multi-step actions such as sending an email or calling a friend into a one-click task. You can also organize apps, widgets and shortcuts on customized home screen panels for instant access.
The Password Keeper stores all your passwords, log in information and important records safe in one highly secure spot that is encrypted with a password of your choice.
For a seamless experience, all these apps are already loaded on BlackBerry 10, PRIV and DTEK50.