Back on the 1st March, BlackBerry introduced the BlackBerry Experience Suite, which comprises three separate services: BlackBerry Productivity Suite, BlackBerry Communication Suite and BlackBerry Security Suite.
Each service could be purchased individually or together as one suite.
At a simplistic level, the BlackBerry Productivity Suite brings the Hub, BlackBerry Calendar, BlackBerry Contacts, Docs to Go, the BlackBerry Keyboard and Universal Search.
This goes hand in hand with the APK files list, leaked earlier.
BlackBerry Productivity Suite
- Manage work and personal messages, and edit documents across all your devices in an effortless and secure manner
- Master all your personal and work messages in one place – email, text, BBM, social accounts.
- Intelligent work flows and deeply integrated search helps you tackle the highest priority communications first, including high-priority messages, documents and contacts, across devices and cloud sources.
BlackBerry Communication & Collaboration Suite
- Share and collaborate securely in real-time with colleagues through instant meetings, Wi-Fi voice calls, video chat and an integrated calendar view.
- View and edit documents and calendar invitations across all your devices in an effortless and secure way.
BlackBerry Security Suite
- Protect your personal and work information from malware and data theft with BlackBerryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s secure encryption and privacy controls.
- Secure emails, messages, phone calls, and documents across any mobile computing environment.
- Integrate and securely manage work and personal messages through separate containers.
@evleaks has now posted up a GIF showing a demo of the BlackBerry Productivity Suite running on BlackBerry’s upcoming Android slider.
The gif is nothing earth-shattering. It highlights the fact that BlackBerry will be bring the Experience Suite to the upcoming Android slider. Considering BlackBerry announced it back in March, if you actually thought the Experience Suite would not be part of the Android phone, you would need your head examined.
What we have here is once again a leak, that really doesn’t substantiate anything we didn’t know or expect but leads to other questions. For instance, is the BlackBerry Experience Suite baked into the OS or just included as apps that can be installed or removed. Including them is one thing but how they are implemented is another thing all-together.
At this point in time, the only thing that is certain is that an Android smartphone from BlackBerry is generating more interest than any previous BlackBerry phone.