BlackBerry OS 10.1 update coming in time for BlackBerry Q10 launch
It looks like the first major software update to BlackBerry 10 OS will start rolling out later this month – just in time for the BlackBerry Q10 launch. In fact, quite a few of the new features it will bring are meant for BlackBerry Q10 users as they take advantage of its physical QWERTY keyboard.
Among them will be the new Type N Go, which is a perk that provides quick access to a number of commands straight from the search bar. For example, typing "email" and then a contact's name will launch the email client and add them as a recipient. That works with BBM, videocalls, SMS, phone calls, and more. In addition, the keyboard's hardware buttons will work as shortcut keys after the update: "i" and "o" will zoom in and out respectively, while "r" or "f" will reply to or forward an email. The OS' word prediction feature will also be modified in accordance to the BlackBerry Q10 and its form factor.
Further changes include improvements to the Corporate Liable feature and BlackBerry Balance, which improve a phone's security if it is being used as a work device and make it easier for users to switch between their work and personal needs. Last but not least, the interface's color will be changed, although it seems like only BlackBerry Q10 owners will have this new dark theme on their devices. Take a look at the screenshots below and see what that will look like!