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BlackBerry 10.2.1 update starts to roll out on Verizon

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BlackBerry 10.2.1 update starts to roll out on Verizon
Verizon customers sporting BlackBerry 10 powered handsets are starting to receive the update to BlackBerry 10.2.1. BlackBerry 10 handsets owned by customers of the nation's largest carrier include the BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Z30 and BlackBerry Q10. Some of the new features that come with the update include the Priority Hub,which will allow you to quickly receive  IMs, emails, notifications and calls. Wi-Fi Direct, available on the BlackBerry Z30 and BlackBerry Q10, allows for peer-to-peer sharing of media and content similar to Bluetooth, but faster.

Other features will allow you to track your battery life better and view selected websites offline. Actionable notifications let you quickly respond to an email without having to open up a whole new page, and the update also brings an FM radio to the aforementioned BlackBerry 10 handsets. A quick settings feature will be added to your BlackBerry 10 device, along with improvements to the calendar UI. BBM Now lets you chat on BBM while watching a video and BBM Natural Sound delivers better audio quality for calls and videos on the messaging app. And with the update, you will find an improved way to copy and paste.

The update is being sent out OTA in phases. Verizon says that it will take 15 to 20 minutes to download BlackBerry 10.2.1, which will require an additional 10 minutes to 15 minutes to install. During the latter, you will not be able to make or take phone calls. The size of the update is 350MB. You can check out the entire changelist and more by viewing the slideshow below.


source: Verizon (1), (2), @VZWNews via Engadget

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posted on 18 Mar 2014, 21:05 4

1. camera531 (Posts: 162; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Once again you failed to mention the main reason 10.2.1 is so important. You can now easily download and run the majority of Android apps. How is this not mentioned in the article?

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 21:49

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Alan tends to forget A LOT of things.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 01:18

6. ameyabb (Posts: 9; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Yes, this is a MUST MENTION point in the context of the update. I firmly believe the BB 10 is a wonderful OS and has it in itself to become a leading one. Just needs a bit of support from people around.
And if it succeeds, it will only be useful for us. We'll have yet another good option to choose.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 21:34

2. faizan-sharif (Posts: 53; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


i do not understand why BB did very big mistake, while updating from OS7 to OS10, i know it was the all new OS , and the previous hardware was not that capable to be updated OK got it, but when u had given the new users independence to use many features with out requiring the BB paid services , then y not to the older users and that was truly possible, it changed alot of things for BB, and sort of reversed situation for them, i have a black berry bold 9900, with OS 7 but i am not going to upgrade to any of BB devices , but to some other reliable people who will take care of their old customers same way their new ones,

so it is my point if they had care for old customers including me as i have 9900 , so i wud surely go for a BB device next and that might be the reason for many people why they shifted to some other OS instead of BB10, when they already had to learn a completely new OS, why not any other then BB

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 23:19 1

4. Johnnokia (Posts: 522; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Is it only me who did not get your point at all?

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 23:55

5. WallStreetWolf (Posts: 65; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


You not switching to a newer device, with a much better and modern operating system, is why the company is going down the drain. You are killing the company with your inability to change. The operating system is easy to use and has all the niceties and polish of iOS/Android. The app problem has even been addressed with access to the Google Play store. BB10 wipes the floor with all BlackBerry operating systems before it. It is stable, consistent, and remains true to the BlackBerry mainstays for security and productivity. Its 2014, not 2011, so keep moving forward.

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