The BlackBerry 10.1 update is hotly anticipated considering all the enhancements it is slated to come along with. Currently, Blackberry has just two devices running on the BB 10 platform, the Z10 and the Q10. Of these, the latter which has also turned out to be more popular of the two has already been provided with the update in some regions of the world. This brings us to the question, when will the Z10, which was the first to be launched with the company’s new BB 10 OS, also have the BB 10.1 update?
Fortunately, BlackBerry has some good news on this front in that the update will be arriving sooner than expected. In fact, the update is already available over-the-air though its availability is carrier dependent. What this means is that while some might be able to avail of it immediately, there might be some waiting to be endured for the others. As for its release in the US, it could be coming via the carriers towards May end.
As for the features to be expected in the new BB 10.1 version, well there are many. These include click-to-call which allows the user to dial a phone number that might be contained in an e-mail or a BBM message. Users will also have better cursor control post the update, something that will make it easier to place a cursor or select a text. Then there is something for the shutterbugs too as the update will provide the camera with the HDR shooting mode which will allow for better image shooting.
These apart, other benefits the BB 10.1 update will bring along comprises of personalized notifications which will allow the user with more customization options for ringtones, vibration alerts as well as LED light indicators for messages. PIN to PIN messaging, voice calls, ability to view emails attached to another email as well as a new BlackBerry Hub that manages the user’s conversations are some of the other salient aspects of the new BB 10.1 update.