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

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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41 Comments

1. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 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.

4. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 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.

14. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

41. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

It's not huge. because nobody cares about it. If people want android apps, they will buy android phone. This bb phone is only for looseerrr

3. axllebeer

Posts: 271; Member since: Apr 05, 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

38. silver75

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 31, 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

7. DigitalJedi_X2

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 30, 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.

42. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

Alan F is not bb hater, bb is going down the toilet, and Alan is just reporting it as the way it should be.

8. jamesedward318 unregistered

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

9. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

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

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 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

13. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

25. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

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

43. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

There will be, but you better get the US$100 android one than US$200 bb10.

28. Mrmark

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Craigslist

32. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

33. rafacarrilho

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 29, 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!

34. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

100% carrier based.

36. rafacarrilho

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

Thanks you!

39. silver75

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 31, 2014

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

40. rafacarrilho

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

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

35. tenzin

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

Also I have no update for sim free z30 in EU

37. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 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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