BlackBerry rolling out BB10 version 10.2.1 update, features new phone app


Although BlackBerry is losing some of its appeal, it still holds a loyal audience and I know there are a few you who use a Z10. Today, the company announced that it’s rolling out an update to BB10. Version 10.2.1 is being launched today internationally and has been designed to make the experience faster and easier, and features the following:

  • Custom pinch gesture to filter messages in BlackBerry Hub. Filter can be set for Unread Messages, Sent Messages, Level 1 Alerts and more.
  • Refreshed phone app with ability to swipe to answer or reject call as well as new shortcuts to silence or reply to a call with a message.
  • Support for SMS and email groups.
  • Actionable lock screen notifications allow users to tap on an alert and open the message from the lock screen.
  • Picture password lets the user place a number from 0 through 9 on an image. To unlock the phone, the user will drag a grid of digits around and line up their number with its placement on the image.
  • Customizable quick settings lets users decide what shows up in their device’s Settings menu.
  • Offline reading mode in the browser can save articles for later reading.
  • Preferred contact sync lets the user choose which sources contact information should be synced with (like a corporate address book or Gmail).
  • New device monitor gives info on battery and memory usage, storage, etc.
  • FM radio support for the BlackBerry Q5, Q10 and Z30.
  • Option to enable automatic software updates.
  • Additional enterprise and security features.

We have no word yet on when it’s going to be available for T-Mobile users, so be sure to keep an eye out for it. Check your Z10 settings menu for software updates and let us know if/when it shows up.

Via: Inside BlackBerry, Phonedog

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