Want BBM on your PC? You can with Blurts for BlackBerry smartphones

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By James Richardson on 1 Nov 2012 11:41 am EDT
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Fancy some BBM action on your PC? Well with Blurts you can. With your BlackBerry smartphone connected to your PC via Bluetooth you will be able to see who is calling, emailing or sending you a BBM without even having to look at your BlackBerry.

There is a free version of the app - which will obviously have some restrictions. For the full Pro edition you will need to shell out $5.99 which isn't cheap but if you are not meant to use your BlackBerry in your office this could well be a way of doing so without the boss knowing!

Blurts Features:
  • Display caller id alerts
  • Display email alerts 
  • Bluetooth auto connect
  • Battery and signal strength for BlackBerry® is displayed on PC
Upgrade to Blurts Pro for even more features:
  • Display BBMTM messages (Due to BBM restrictions, we cannot support sending BBMTM)
  • Display email alerts for all email accounts
  • Display SMS/Text alert
  • Send SMS/Text from your computer
  • Send SMS/Text larger than 160 characters
  • Answer or ignore call from your computer
  • Place/Dial call from your computer
  • Transfer PC clipboard to BlackBerry® clipboard and vice versa
  • Capture image of BlackBerry® screen
  • And much more...
The app is PC only so us Mac users are currently not going to be using Blurts, but if you do use a PC please ensure you have Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 and Bluetooth hardware. Let us know in the comments if you're a Blurts user and how you like it!

More information/Download Blurts (free) for BlackBerry smartphones

Reader comments

Want BBM on your PC? You can with Blurts for BlackBerry smartphones

19 Comments

Holy snap! This sounds incredibly useful. Almost like Bridge except for PC. Clipboard transfer is especially awesome. Gotta get this one! ...after I get a Bluetooth adapter...

This is kinda weird, it's called "Blurts - BBM on your PC" yet you can't reply to BBM messages using it. And it says you can reply to SMS messages, so why don't they call it "SMS on your PC"? and then they don't show any pictures of what the message sending looks like :/ Wouldn't that actually be a screenshot people might be interested in seeing? It's got good review though, just kinda sneeky how they try to grab you by telling you that you can use BBM lol

Looks a lot like Tiny Controller and SOTI Pocket Controller at first read ?
I have used both and they are pretty convenient.
Interested to see what Blurts has to offer.... Surprised you cannot send BBM from your PC with Blurts, where you can with the others i mentioned ?
Anyone done a comparison between the three already ?

RIM should have a PC client/app for BBM(with Video) to compete against WindowsMSN/Skype and Apple's iMessage/FaceTime!!
Ian
Bold 9900 & PlayBook 64GB Wifi

I've had BBM, text message, BB Facebook, Twitter and every other app on my computer for a couple of years now. Just think Soti Pocket Controller Pro. Absolutely love it!

Mike

Soti Pocket Controller puts a copy of your BB on your computer. You type with your computer keyboard, scroll with your mouse, click icons and buttons as you would on your BB. It's perfect.

Mike

I just downloaded it and love it. Bold 9900 and Dell Optiplex 790 with logitech bluetooth dongle.

It could be prettier (use native windows theme) but it will do. Very handy

SOTI or Tiny Controller are much more useful. Tiny Controller is Mac and PC and that's the one I use. When the LCD on my 9780 began failing, Tiny Controller saved the day while a replacement LCD was ordered and shipped.

UI of the app really sucks...its not that great.
If you want to do text message just do connect bridge on playbook.

Desktop Bridge for the PlayBook pretty much did the same thing. No? I was lucky enough to snap it up before it got pulled, and I use it all the time!

Got a zip file or tarball of it? Let me know in the forums via pm OR on identica @rootbrian or twitter @rootbrian_