Latest Official OS
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.
9:15 pm on Sep 20, 2012 |
AT&T has finally gotten around to updating the most popular BlackBerry, the Bold 9900, to BlackBerry OS 7.1. They have just launched OS 188.8.131.524 for all BlackBerry Bold 9900 to update to. This is now an official release for AT&T customers, so if you were on the fence or waiting to upgrade, now is the time. You can just click the link below to download the new OS for you 9900.
10:08 pm on Mar 13, 2012 |
T-Mobile has just tweeted out some exciting information for Bold 9900 and Torch 9810 owners on their network. They are currently in the process of rolling out BlackBerry OS 7.1 for both of these devices. There’s no version number noted in this information, so if you download the update be sure to let us know what you’re getting. You should be able to download this update either Over-the-Air directly from your BlackBerry or by plugging into Desktop Manager. You can hit the link below for your device to see what T-Mobile says is new in this version.
- Learn about BlackBerry OS 7.1 for the Bold 9900 from T-Mobile
- Learn about BlackBerry OS 7.1 for the Torch 9810 from T-Mobile
Source : @T-Mobile
9:22 pm on Feb 22, 2012 |
MobileSyrup has just gotten a document and some tips that show both Bell and Virgin Mobile Canada pushing out an update tomorrow. The device scheduled for the update is the Curve 9360 and the update will be to OS 7.1. The update flyer touts some of the OS 7.1 features including NFC, Mobile HotSpot, and FM Radio. If you have a 9630 on either Bell or Virgin, be sure to check Desktop Manager tomorrow for this update.
Source : Mobile Syrup
12:13 am on Dec 16, 2011 |
It looks like the first builds of BlackBerry OS 7.1 are starting to trickle out from carriers. Sprint is the first US carrier to release this update, and they are doing so for both the Bold 99330 and Torch 9850. The build for the Bold 9930 is 184.108.40.206 and the build for the Torch 9850 is the same. If you’re on Sprint you can check your device for available updates. If you’re not seeing it yet, be patient, it takes a little time for these to roll out across the entire system. The largest addition to OS 7.1 is the mobile hotspot feature. Check out OS 7.1 and let us know what other goodies you find along the way.
Source : CrackBerry
1:20 pm on Sep 15, 2011 |
If you’re a CDMA BlackBerry 7 device owner and a fan of official OS builds over the leaked versions then this post may be of great interest to you. An official OS update for the Bold 9930, Curve 9350, and Torch 9850 has just been released by PTCI. The update is build number 220.127.116.112 for all three devices and should bring some nice changes and bug fixes to your BlackBerry 7 device. Hit the link below and select your device from the drop-down menu to get the update.
10:30 am on Jul 9, 2011 |
It seems like all we have talked about this week has been OS 18.104.22.1680. We have seen it become the official build for numerous devices this week and we are adding two more to that list. OS 22.214.171.1240 for both the Curve 3G 9330 and Style 9670 has been officially released by the Alaskan carrier, GCI. If you’re running either of these devices you can download the OS install for either device from the link below.
4:00 pm on Jul 8, 2011 |
AT&T has made OS 126.96.36.1990 available as the official release for the BlackBerry Torch 9800. We have had this OS leak and be made official by other carriers already, so if you’re on AT&T and still waiting for this to officially drop, now is the time for you to upgrade.
8:57 am on Jul 8, 2011 |
It seems that BlackBerry 6 Build .600 is becoming the standard official OS. We have seen it for the 9650, 9780, and Pearl 3G. Now, Vodafone DE has made it the official build for the Curve 3G 9300. If you’re running the 9300 you’ll want to give this new OS a try. I’m sure RIM has included lots of great bug fixes and speed improvements with this one. Hit the link below to head on over to Vodafone DE and grab the OS install.
12:11 pm on Jul 7, 2011 |
Just yesterday we saw OS build .600 get official for the Bold 9650 and today we are seeing it for the Bold 9780 and Pearl 3G 9100/9105. Vodafone DE has officially released OS 188.8.131.520 for both of these devices and it is available for download now from their software update site. Being an official release, this OS should run smoothly, but if you find any changes or bugs be sure to let us know.
5:17 pm on Jul 6, 2011 |
Today, Sprint officially released OS 184.108.40.2060 for all the BlackBerry Bold 9650 owners out there. OS build .600 has been seen previously for a few other devices but not yet for the Bold 9650. If you’re a 9650 owner looking to keep your Bold on the cutting edge of OS technology, you’re going to want to grab this update from the link below.
6:45 pm on Jun 29, 2011 |
We have just recently seen OS 220.127.116.110 leak out for a few BlackBerry devices and Vodafone DE has just made this the official build for two of their devices. Those two devices are the Torch 9800 and the Curve 3G 9300. If you’re a Vodafone DE customer you can grab the update and if not, you can get the OS download directly from one of the links below.
3:59 pm on May 17, 2011 |
Verizon has just released an official OS update for both the Bold 9650 and the Curve 9330. The OS build for both devices is OS 18.104.22.1684 and is available on the Verizon OS update website. This OS build for both devices is stable and the preferred official OS for Verizon customers on these devices.
3:21 pm on May 13, 2011 |
Today we have a new, official OS for all the Pearl 3G owners out there. OS 22.214.171.1246 is now available for download from Vodafone DE for the Pearl 3G. This OS works for both the 9100 and 9105 models. There’s no word on what has been changed in this version, but it should be stable since it is an official release. Always back-up your device before updating. Let us know what you think of the upgrade if you load it onto your BlackBerry.
6:39 am on May 3, 2011 |
RIM promised us an update and they have delivered. Just hours before the general keynote at BlackBerry World, BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 126.96.36.1998 is available for download. The new OS brings some core features like video chat, upgraded web browser and more, so press the “check for update” button and get in on the action. A full list of changes can be found in my post from yesterday.