Skip to main content

BlackBerry Makes Global BlackBerry 10.2.1 Rollout Official Starting Today!

BlackBerry Makes Global BlackBerry 10.2.1 Rollout Official Starting Today!

bbm-q10-z10

BlackBerry has made the much awaited BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 rollout official today. Nothing shocking here but it is starting today in the U.S., Europe, Canada, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America, and will be available for the entire line of smartphones running BlackBerry 10 (including the Porsche Design P'9982). They don't mention anything about the easy to install Android apps in the press release which is odd. Check out the full announcement below:

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–(Marketwired – Jan. 28, 2014) -

Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.

BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced BlackBerry(R) 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.

BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 includes hundreds of new enhancements and refinements that will make the things you do every day faster and easier:

--  Customize Pinch Gesture to Filter BlackBerry(R) Hub - BlackBerry Hub      lets you access all your messages and notifications in one place. 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 - The phone 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(TM), 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 - You 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 - You can quickly unlock your 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.     --  Customizable Quick Settings Menu - You can now customize what appears on      the Settings menu, which includes features such as being able to quickly      change the Brightness of the smartphone's display, toggle various      network connections, and access the built-in flashlight. The Settings      menu also includes a toggle that lets you instantly switch between your      Personal and Work perimeter.    --  Offline Browser Reading Mode - You can now save the current web page      you're on for later viewing, even if you are offline or without an      Internet connection.    --  Preferred Contact Sync - You can now choose the sync source for your      Contacts ensuring you always have the most up-to-date contact details.      When adding a new contact you can designate which sources you want the      contact info to sync with, such as the corporate address book, Gmail,      Hotmail, etc.     --  Device and Battery Monitor - A new and improved device monitor provides      you with essential details on battery usage, the impact of installed      apps on battery life and memory usage and storage, as well as CPU stats.    --  Automatic Software Updates - OS updates can be set to happen      automatically over a Wi-Fi(R) connection to help ensure you're always      benefiting from the latest and best possible customer experience.    --  Enterprise Features - When combined with BES10 version 10.2, enterprise      customers will gain additional security features and IT policies for      when more granular controls are required, such as for regulated      industries and for organizations that work with sensitive data. For more      information about BES10, please visit www.bes10.com.    --  FM Radio - If you have a BlackBerry(R) Z30, BlackBerry(R) Q10 or      BlackBerry(R) Q5 smartphone, the new software update unlocks the built-      in FM radio in those handsets. You can listen to local FM stations,      which does not require any network connection. 

Subject to carrier approvals, BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.1 will be available to customers around the world, rolling out starting today in the U.S., Europe, Canada, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America, and will be available for the entire line of smartphones running BlackBerry 10 (including the Porsche Design P'9982).

For more information about BlackBerry 10, visit www.blackberry.com/blackberry10OS.

About BlackBerry

A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry(R) revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The Company trades under the ticker symbols "BB" on the Toronto Stock Exchange and "BBRY" on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.blackberry.com.


Posted by Ronen Halevy for ©BerryReview | BlackBerry Makes Global BlackBerry 10.2.1 Rollout Official Starting Today!



Original Article: http://www.berryreview.com/2014/01/28/blackberry-makes-global-blackberry-10-2-1-rollout-official-starting-today/

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Apple will disconnect ‘obsolete’ first-gen Apple TV from iTunes in May

Apple has announced today it will drop iTunes support for some older devices from May 25. This includes the first generation Apple TV, and also any PC running Windows XP or Vista. The company is introducing new security changes which will prevent those devices from using the latest version of iTunes.
Apple says that the original Apple TV is an "obsolete Apple product" and will not be updated to support security changes. Only those with the second generation of Apple TV or later will be able to access the iTunes store.
Windows XP or Vista users won't be able to use the latest version of iTunes, but older Windows computers can still use previous versions without support from Apple. Those who do so, however, won't be able to make new purchases or re-download previous purchases on that computer. If you're on on XP or Vista, you'll need to upgrade to Windows 7 or later to continue using iTunes normally.
The writing was already on the wall for these devices: Wi…

Windows 10: Microsoft retires HomeGroup

Microsoft plans to remove the HomeGroup functionality from its Windows 10 operating system. The company made the first step towards that goal in the most recent Insider Preview version of Windows 10 as it disabled it in that build.
In "a note about HomeGroup" in the release announcement of the Windows 10 Insider Build, Microsoft confirms that HomeGroup will be retired.
The company introduced HomeGroup in Windows 7 as a new option for home users to access printers, files, and media in home networks. The core idea was to assign all devices to a single HomeGroup to share access to files and printers between all devices.
It is unclear how popular the feature was and is. It is clear however that it was never the only option that Windows users had in this regard, and it was not the best either for certain use cases. You could not add Mac OS X or Linux devices to a HomeGroup for instance.
The end of HomeGroup
Easily connecting to and sharing the important pieces of your digi…

BBM Desktop is now a thing for Android BBM beta users!

With BlackBerry Blend having met an arguably early demise, folks looking to use BBM on their desktop have been out of luck. That might soon change, though, as the latest BBM beta release for Android has a BBM Desktop mode.

With BlackBerry Blend having met an arguably early demise, folks looking to use BBM on their desktop have been out of luck with no desktop application available. That will soon be changing, though, as the latest BBM beta release for Android has introduced a new way to bring BBM to your desktop.
Read More »

https://crackberry.com/bbm-desktop-now-thing-bbm-beta-users