BlackBerry has officially rolled out OneDrive support for BlackBerry 10 smartphones and tablets. The cloud storage service has made its way to BlackBerry Z10, Z30, Q5, Q10 and the limited edition Porsche Design P9982, in the form of an app – Connect to Microsoft OneDrive.
The latest version of the Connect to Microsoft OneDrive app is available for free download at the Blackberry’s Appworld.
The new app, built by BlackBerry rather than Microsoft, is much like the DropBox and Box apps. Connect to Microsoft OneDrive is designed to offer an integrated function to browse through files or upload content from the BlackBerry device.
Microsoft announced earlier this year that its cloud storage service, Sky Drive is being renamed to OneDrive, following a lawsuit from media company BSkyB. The rebranding changes have arrived along with some exciting new features.
The new Connect to Microsoft OneDrive app allows photos and videos captured on the BB10 devices to be automatically backed up on the cloud. However, there is an option to enable or disable auto-uploads of both pictures and video.
The new app comes with an option to toggle the use of mobile network. Important files and documents can be stored and shared. Users can upload, open, edit or even comment on documents and have all the changes saved while on the go.
Microsoft offers new users with 7GB of free storage and 500MB of free space for referring a new friend. Every user is allowed with a maximum of 10 referrals or 5GB of free space as referral bonus.
For users configuring the BlackBerry 10 devices to automatically upload the captured photos and videos to OneDrive, Microsoft grants another 3GB of free storage.