It won’t be long before you could use BlackBerry’s productivity suite with a device made by another company.
On Thursday, BlackBerry announced BlackBerry Hub+ is expanding to support millions of additional devices worldwide. The package was previously an exclusive for its in-house hardware including the Priv and DTEK50.
BlackBerry Hub+ moving to non-BlackBerry devices is a decision from the company’s Mobility Solutions Group, which is called “fast-emerging,” as it tries to generate new revenue by developing software compatible with outside devices and platforms.
The company expects this division to generate $500 million per year.
Once you have BlackBerry Hub+ on your device, it’ll proceed to direct you to install an entire suite of apps designed by the company. The apps included are BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Calendar, and Password Keeper.
The BlackBerry Hub+ Services app is currently available in the Play Store for free, but keeping everything it has to offer comes at a price of $0.99 per month. If you’re not interested in paying a monthly fee, you’ll need to purchase the Priv, DTEK50, or any other BlackBerry 10-powered device; however, BlackBerry’s hardware is well-suited for a specific consumer and pricing isn’t very attractive for most people.
People interested in putting BlackBerry Hub+ on their Android device will need to be on Android 6.0 Marshmallow or later, but BlackBerry is working on extending support to devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop as well and even iOS.