Blackberry recently released the blackberry messenger app for iPhones and Android though they had to withdraw the app from the Google Play Store due to some issues as described in this article “How to spot Fake BBM for Android Apps (Or any other apps)”, but recently the company demoed at a Blackberry Jam Asia 2013 how you can extend Blackberry 10 to PC.
This will simply serve to ease its users constant switching from their mobile device to PC to check and reply to messages especially when they are at work. Since most Blackberry messenger users spend a lot of time behind their desks at work and don’t have much time to move from their PC to check their message notifications, they can now extend their Blackberry 10 to their PCs and use their apps on PC by simply linking their devices with their PCs via USB or WiFi.
Blackberry showed how you can extend your Blackberry 10 to Windows at the Blackberry Jam Asia 2013 conference. Here is what Chris Smith, Vice President of Blackberry has to say;
“This was a demonstration that showed how applications could be projected from a BlackBerry 10 device onto a computer running Windows or Mac OS. In the demo, the power of BlackBerry 10 is used to sense the connection, over Wifi or USB, then adapt the user interface and mirror the content onto the desktop monitor.
The concept demo was used to demonstrate just one of the possibilities of mobile computing – and to showcase the capabilities built into the BlackBerry 10 platform that our developer community could leverage in their own apps.”
Some blogs and websites have reported that Blackberry is planning to launch a BBM for PC app, this is not exactly so, Blackberry is only interested in extending its Blackberry 10 apps to PC. The demo was just to show the USB capabilities of Blackberry 10. All you need to do is simply to connect your BB10 to your PC and you can launch any app like BBM on your PC without the need of any extra software.