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The update is here, and the downloads have begun. It’s been a while since we’ve seen a BIG update to the BlackBerry 10 operating system, but today, on Jan 28th 2014 we have one. BlackBerry has officially released OS version 10.2.1 and carriers are pushing it out as you read this.
- Customize Pinch Gesture to Filter BlackBerry Hub – A new feature lets you instantly filter the message list in the Hub. You can customize the Hub to show only Unread Messages, Flagged Messages, Draft Messages, Meeting Invites, Sent Messages or Level 1 Alerts. Once the filter criterion is set, you can simply activate it with a pinch gesture on the Hub’s message list.
- Simplified Phone Experience – Includes a new incoming call screen that lets you swipe to the left to answer or swipe right to ignore a call. New intuitive icons allow you to instantly silence the call, or send a Reply Now response through BBM™, SMS or email that you can’t answer the phone right away. You can choose from a list of standard automated responses or respond with a personalized note.
- SMS and Email Groups – You can now create SMS and email groups for more efficient broadcast communications.
- Actionable Lock Screen Notifications – Users can now “tap to open” a message that appears on the lock screen, letting you respond to an important message much quicker or to check messages more discreetly.
- Picture Password for Quick Unlocking – Quickly unlock a phone using a combination of a picture and a number (0-9) of your choice, which you place at a particular point on the image. When you try to unlock the phone, the picture will appear along with a grid of random numbers. To unlock, simply drag the grid so the number you selected overlays the particular point on the image.
While there is more to this update then just a few new features, you’ll want to first download it onto your BlackBerry 10 smartphone, and then read the full press release below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 Lets You Do More, More Easily
Update includes hundreds of new enhancements and refinements and is rolling out to customers through carriers around the world beginning today
Waterloo, Ontario – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced BlackBerry® 10 OS version 10.2.1, a new software update for BlackBerry 10 smartphones that lets you do more, more easily, and helps you be more productive and stay better connected.
10:45 am on May 14, 2013 |
BlackBerry announced at BlackBerry LIVE 2013 that their carrier partners would be launching BlackBerry OS 10.1 on the Z10 starting today. Well, TELLUS customers, get ready as the update is now available. OS 10.1.0.273 can now be downloaded and installed via the over the air updates on your BlackBerry Z10 smartphone.
The rollout will begin today, and continue throughout the week. Let us know if you’ve got the update on your Z10, and what carrier you are on.
9:50 am on May 14, 2013 |
Today at BlackBerry Live 2013, Thorsten Heins announced that BlackBerry OS 10.1 for the Z10 will start rolling out today. The updates will be rolling out pending carrier approval.
New BlackBerry 10.1 Features:
- BlackBerry Hub: The BlackBerry Hub lets you access all your messages and notifications in one place. With BlackBerry 10.1 support for PIN to PIN messages for direct communication between BlackBerry smartphones has been added to the BlackBerry Hub. Plus, improved attachment support in the BlackBerry Hub makes it easier to view emails which have been sent as attachments to other messages.
- Notifications: With BlackBerry 10.1 you can personalize the notifications for your accounts and contacts so you always know what is happening around you. Customize ringtones, vibration and the LED light by contact or by account for more personalized notifications.
- Fine Cursor Control: BlackBerry 10.1 makes it easier and more accurate to pinpoint exactly where you want to type. Tap once to bring up the cursor. Grab the blue circle and drag it around to place it exactly where you need it. Tap either side of the circle to move left or right by just one character. It’s easy to move around with speed and precision.
- Camera: BlackBerry 10 lets you create the perfect shot by moving parts of your picture backwards and forwards in time with Time Shift mode. BlackBerry 10.1 adds an HDR shooting mode for beautiful images in tricky lighting conditions. A standard image takes a picture at one exposure level. Where you have high contrast between light and dark areas of the photo, fine details can be lost. High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode takes multiple pictures at different exposure levels and layers them automatically to produce a single photo that combines the best of the dark and light areas.
- Lots more to discover: You’ll find lots of new improvements across the BlackBerry 10 OS like landscape support for the calendar, easier international dialing, improved red eye reduction in the picture editor and much more. The first step to discovering these new features is to update your BlackBerry 10 software.
How to update to BlackBerry 10.1:
Updating to BlackBerry 10.1 is free and easy to do. To update your BlackBerry Z10 smartphone to BlackBerry 10.1 look for the alert in the notifications section of the BlackBerry Hub. You can also check for software updates through the settings menu by visiting the software updates section. The download will happen in the background and the update will be applied without needing to back up your smartphone. All of your information remains safe. As always, we recommend you have a current backup of your BlackBerry Z10 smartphone readily available. For more information on how to update your BlackBerry Z10 smartphone, visit www.BlackBerry.com/update
1:29 pm on Apr 25, 2013 |
Verizon has begun pushing out an OS update for BlackBerry Z10 users on their network. This looks like one of BlackBerry’s new incremental feature updates, as the version number on the update is 10.0.9.422, but users who download the update will experience some enhancements. The new features include:
- Improved Battery Life: Over 60 battery-saving improvements have been made to keep you moving.
- Photo Enhancements: The camera has been optimized for better photos in low-light situations.
- And More: You’ll also enjoy fixes to Gmail® calendar, improved performance for 3rd party applications, and better browser video playback.
If the update isn’t showing yet on your Verizon Z10, keep checking back as these things can take a few hours to propagate to every device. Be sure to let us know if you find anything else in the update.
Source : Crackberry
10:02 pm on Feb 28, 2013 |
BlackBerry has issued the first official update for BlackBerry 10 OS. This update is rolling out now for all Z10 owners and has some big improvements contained within. The updates include:
- Phone app improvements
- Contacts app improvements
- Calendar improvements
- Camera enhancements
- Browser optimizations
- Battery life improvement
- Third party app updates
This update is available for all Z10 owners, as well as developers with developer devices that have been updated to BlackBerry 10. It’s an OTA update, so just check for software updates on your device to download it. You can also check out the Inside BlackBerry Blog, linked below, for more information.
3:35 pm on Feb 19, 2013 |
BlackBerry has teamed up with an application developer named Blippar to help iOS and Android users get a quick taste of BlackBerry 10 using their current device of choice. How is this accomplished, you might ask? Users can download the Blippar app and then point their camera at a screen displaying the BBTakeOver.me website. Once the app recognizes the website, you’ll get a beautiful preview of BlackBerry 10, featuring some of the great apps and gestures, right on your iOS or Android device.
- Download the Blippar app for iOS
- Download Blippar app for Android
- Scan This Website for the BlackBerry 10 Takeover Experience
Source : CrackBerry
11:23 am on Feb 13, 2013 |
BlackBerry has just released an update to the software for BlackBerry PlayBooks. While it’s not a full BlackBerry 10 update, the 133MB PlayBook update brings some great changes and lays the groundwork for bringing BlackBerry 10 to the device. The changes that come with this update include:
- Browser Improvements
- Audio Boost
- BlackBerry World Storefront rebranding
- SMS over Bridge
- And much more
You can download this update immediately on your PlayBook. If it’s not showing up automatically, just check for a new update in the settings menu to trigger the download. Keep in mind that this update will be available immediately for WiFi PlayBook owners and it will rollout to 4G PlayBooks with carrier approval.
8:44 pm on Jan 28, 2013 |
RIM is set to release all the official details on BlackBerry 10 in less than two days. In the meantime, there are plenty of informational leaks happening. This latest leak is huge news for BlackBerry fans in the UK. Some leaked internal documentation from Vodafone UK has hit the internet and it shows that they will be launching the BlackBerry Z10 immediately after RIM officially announces it, on January 30th. The devices will go on sale at 5 PM on Vodafone UK. We haven’t heard any other details for other carriers; however, if a UK carrier is launching on the 30th, you can probably expect to see some Canadian launches that day, as well.
Source : The Verge
7:39 pm on Jan 21, 2013 |
RIM has kept a pretty tight lid on the final release details of BlackBerry OS 10 and the first BlackBerry 10 phone, the Z10. Today, BGR has not only learned some details on Z10 pricing, they have also set up a full walkthrough of all the apps, features, and screens that BlackBerry OS 10 has to offer. Pricing of the Z10 is made to be better than competitive. RIM is looking to bring the Z10 to market under the current market standard of $199. The rumor is that a $149 contract price is what you’ll be looking at upon release, possibly lower depending on your carrier.
There is a full walkthrough of all the screens, apps, and features of BlackBerry 10, including setup, BlackBerry Maps, NFC functionality, and even the calculator. The gallery totals 100 images and is available for viewing over at BGR by clicking the link below. With only 9 short days until BlackBerry 10 is fully revealed to the world, these images and details are likely the last bit of information we will be seeing until the full reveal by RIM.
- Check out the full BlackBerry OS 10 Walkthrough at BGR
10:28 am on Jan 19, 2013 |
With only 11 days until the official unveiling of BlackBerry 10, there’s not much time to leak the surprises that RIM has planned for BlackBerry 10. The latest surprise to leak is a pretty big one, especially with Siri being such a big and helpful feature on iOS. RIM has prepared a completely new voice control feature for BlackBerry 10. To activate voice control, you just hold the play/pause button on the side, which is located between the volume up/down buttons. She will come up asking what she can do for you and then you can perform all sorts of actions just by speaking.
Voice control allows you to do things like send a text, call a phone number, or play a song, all by just pressing a button and speaking. This feature is much like Siri on iOS, with a similar voice and the familiar conversation bubbles that she uses. I’ll let you decide if copying Apple directly is a good or bad plan for RIM and BlackBerry 10. I’ll leave you with this, it certainly is an awesome feature and you should check out the video above to see for yourself. The video also features a walkthrough of some of the native apps like Twitter and Facebook, so that makes it worth a look, too.
Source : Telekom Presse
10:25 am on Dec 22, 2012 |
Rumor has hit the internet that the upcoming BlackBerry 10 device, currently codenamed the L-Series, is going to debut as the BlackBerry Z10. This rumored name has shown up in a few places, including inventory screens for wireless carriers and on some leaked RIM spec sheets. People are embracing this as the official name for the device; however, they quickly and firmly embraced the L-Series moniker a few months back, so it’s really all just speculation right now. Check out some more information on the BlackBerry Z10, including specs and OS photos, after the break.
3:04 pm on Dec 17, 2012 |
RIM has just announced a new program that will help enterprise and government groups decide if BlackBerry 10 is right for them. The new BlackBerry 10 Technical Preview Program allows these companies and government agencies to start testing BlackBerry 10 devices and the accompanying hardware and software. At launch, there are over 120 customers getting in on the program. With less than 2 months until BlackBerry 10 is being revealed, this is great news for RIM. Check out the full Press Release for more information.
BlackBerry 10 Technical Preview Program Gives Selected Customers Opportunity to Beta Test New Platform
Program Begins Today with More Than 120 Enterprise and Government Customers Enrolled
Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM, TSX: RIM) today announced the BlackBerry® 10 Technical Preview program, giving selected enterprise and government customers the opportunity to begin beta testing with BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 and pre-production BlackBerry® 10 smartphones. The “by invitation” program starts today, with more than 120 select customers enrolled that span a variety of industries including financial, government, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, media, and distribution. The mix includes 64 Fortune 500 companies.
2:20 pm on Dec 17, 2012 |
While the official launch of BlackBerry 10 isn’t till January 30th, that hasn’t stopped the plethora of leaks onto the internet of RIM’s latest operating system. The new images show what seems to be the BlackBerry 10 Voice control application. Along with the official Twitter, Facebook, and foursquare applications. Over all there still is a lot that we don’t know about the new OS, but we’re learning more and more everyday. Keep it locked to TheBerryFix.com as we get closer to the launch of the all new, totally reinvented, BlackBerry 10.
Continue reading for more photos of the all new BlackBerry 10 platform.
Source : CrackBerry.com
1:43 pm on Dec 12, 2012 |
Advertising and marketing has always been something that RIM never did well. They have promised that they are working to get better at these two things, especially with BlackBerry 10 coming next year. Today, they took the first step at marketing BlackBerry 10 by launching some new ads in the New York Times. The ads range from a half page teaser to some full page, informative ads. This is great news and a big step for a company that was historically lacking in the advertising department.
With BlackBerry 10 being unveiled on January 30th and the first devices launching sometime in February, this is a great time for RIM to start advertising what’s coming. From the looks of these ads in The NY Times, they are doing a good job. And this is just the beginning. I would look for more print ads in the coming weeks, plus television marketing. Could a Super Bowl ad be in the cards for RIM this year? Only time will tell. Check out all the ads past the break.
The official unveil of BlackBerry 10 is less than 2 months away and RIM is gearing up for that unveiling with the release of the BlackBerry 10 website. The BB10 site is a section on BlackBerry.com that gives a nice teaser preview of what will be unveiled on January 30th. A preview of the first BlackBerry 10 full-touchscreen device is also shown on the site, which is definitely worth a look. As January 30th approaches, RIM will be adding more previews and more information to the website. You can also register for BlackBerry 10 updates, but since you’re a BerryFix reader, we’ll have all the coverage you need right here.