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BlackBerry 10.2.1 update will bring these features to your BlackBerry 10 phone

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BlackBerry 10.2.1 update will bring these features to your BlackBerry 10 phone
With the BlackBerry 10.2.1 update getting pushed out starting today for the Verizon version of the all-touch BlackBerry Z10, let's take a look at some of the new features that will be coming with the latest BlackBerry 10 build. First, the BlackBerry Priority Hub will learn all about you, curating your important emails, calls, IMs and notifications. This allows you to quickly receive those communications that are important to you.

The BlackBerry 10.2.1 update includes new battery monitoring tools and usage indicators that help you manage battery life better. The update also gives you more options to respond to someone trying to reach you. You can now send a text, email or use BBM to reply to calls. To make responding to text messages and email a lot easier, the update allows you to set up different SMS and email groups so that you can communicate with a large number of people at the same time. And notifications on the lock screen are now actionable, so you can quickly respond to someone without having to unlock the phone and open the appropriate application.

Among other new features coming with the BlackBerry 10.2.1 update is an option that allows you to save a website for viewing later, while offline. And those with the BlackBerry Z30, BlackBerry Q10 and BlackBerry Q5 will be able to use their handsets as an FM radio, even when not connected to a network.

By the end of next month, all U.S. BlackBerry 10 users should have received the update, which is also rolling out to other countries and regions like Europe, Canada, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

Some of the new features coming to BlackBerry 10 devices with the 10.2.1 update

Some of the new features coming to BlackBerry 10 devices with the 10.2.1 update


source: BlackBerry via PCMag

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posted on 28 Jan 2014, 15:28 6

1. camera531 (Posts: 101; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


How is everyone missing the most important new feature!? Users can now download Android apps directly from the Amazon App Store. That is HUGE! No one outside of CrackBerry and other dedicated sites are even mentioning this.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 15:40 3

4. thealphageek1 (Posts: 557; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


You are correct. NO ONE is reporting on this great new feature that comes with the update except for dedicated BlackBerry sites. And not only can you download Android apps directly from the Amazon App Store, but from other Android app stores as well, such as 1mobileMarket, APK Train(which is a website)and from the Snap APK Downloader, which can be side loaded onto an awesome BlackBerry 10 device! @Alan F, if you can, perhaps you should update the article to include this.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 19:49

14. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 807; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


That is HUGE news. A much better feature than any of the ones listed.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 15:33 1

3. axllebeer (Posts: 260; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)


Still waiting for it to hit my Q10 on Sprint. Rumor has it that we will be waiting till end of February.http://m.gsmarena.com/blackberry_os_1021_update_goes_official_available_as_of_today-news-7684.php

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 21:16

38. silver75 (Posts: 4; Member since: 31 Jan 2014)


try going right to the blackberry website.. i was on there today and it asked if i wanted to download and install with bblink.. worth a try anyway..that was the blackberry.ca site

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 16:11 3

7. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


Alan F is a known Blackberry hater. Why PA even allows him to continue to write primarily Blackberry bashing articles is beyond me. Unless, of course, PA is on the Blackberry hater bandwagon. Which it seems like they are.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 16:12 1

8. jamesedward318 (Posts: 95; Member since: 25 Dec 2010)


Will there be an update that will turn my 1970 Gremlin into drop top convertible with a V6 as well?

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 17:11

9. quakan (Posts: 1080; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


With the right money, I'm sure of it.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 17:29

11. AfterShock (Posts: 1289; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


You could get it with a four speed and 304ci v8.
Came in lime or purple.

Cheap and easy to rod on a budget.
You should have asked about the pacer maybe or matador.
Idk

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 17:34

13. AfterShock (Posts: 1289; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Getting old, could have been a 307 even, pretty sure twas a 304.
Don't care, rare as hens teeth now.

Sorry for way off topic BB guys.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 21:19

25. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 616; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


This update kinda makes me want a Blackberry 10 device. Too bad none of them costs less than $200

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 22:10 1

28. Mrmark (Posts: 82; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)


Craigslist

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 23:05

32. NokiaFTW (Posts: 824; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


It's good that BB10 users can download apps from the Amazon appstore. But for how long can BB10 survive on Android apps without any native support remains to be seen.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 01:10

33. rafacarrilho (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)


I think that more coverage to the better Android runtime is big news, however I also think that someone should talk about when the update would come to unlocked phones, my Z10 was bought 100% unlocked and I still have no update, so should I count with my carrier's release? Or will it be completely at random and by just BlackBerry itself? I hope it comes soon, my carrier supposedly already released it (SFR France) however I still don't have it!

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 01:29

34. tatail (Posts: 74; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


100% carrier based.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 06:27

36. rafacarrilho (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)


Thanks you!

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 02:37

39. silver75 (Posts: 4; Member since: 31 Jan 2014)


i went to the blackberry.ca it was on there to download and install update though bblink worth a look..

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 06:57

40. rafacarrilho (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)


BBLink says that there is no available update at all, as if the version I'm running is the most recent one

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 06:11

35. tenzin (Posts: 73; Member since: 20 Dec 2013)


Also I have no update for sim free z30 in EU

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 10:29

37. isprobi (Posts: 117; Member since: 30 May 2011)


No radio on my Z10? I was not really wanting to buy a Q10 but I have not seen a Z30 that works with AT&T LTE.

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