BlackBerry OS 10.1 update coming in time for BlackBerry Q10 launch

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!


source: bbin via BGR India

FEATURED VIDEO

22 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I'm "excited" about the R10.......... BlackBerry R10 -The return of HTC ChaCha :)http://www.phonearena.com/news/Lower-end-BlackBerry-10-smartphone-pictured-again_id41566

6. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

why should you ? R10 looks like as if it were coming from 2001, should be smashed with a sledgehammaaa

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Nikolas, can you see the "excited" word have two apostrophes (")? Can you see it? " " " " " " " " And why it should be smashed with a "sledgehammaaa"? Why not give it to poor people? :)

8. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

ohh. i didn't see it because it will make the poor more poor (no pun intended, really)

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh, so they need to keep using crap phones? For example the Samsung Champ? (You can Google it, if you don't know what is Samsung Champ.) :)

2. wrm2013

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Will be buying the q10. Currently have gs3

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Good for you! But why not change to Z10? Because you love QWERTY keyboards?

14. wrm2013

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Ive played with it. If the screen was 4.5 id like it more.

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh I see, good luck with the Q10! :)

13. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

You are going from an S3 to a Q10. What are you crazy. The S3 is leaps and bounds above blackberry!

15. wrm2013

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I had a s2 before the s3 also. The s2 was the perfect phone in my opinion. The os update ruined it as os updates from my experience do. I bought the s3, it was good, the screen is too big in my opinion I like being able to do everything with one hand. It is harder to do. My biggest problem is the os update ruined it just like my s2. My phone lags on things it shouldnt it isnt a I do a certain thing and it happens. Its the phone wasnt built for the new os and im not the type who gets a hard on when a new os is released, I dont have to have it and I dont want it. I have instagram and microsoft lync. And the idea that an app ruins a phone is rediculous. If the bb doesnt work out then ill try windows phone. I refuse to buy an apple product. (I dont support slavery)

17. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

The Android OS probably really needs 4 to 8 cores running at 1.9GHz to work properly. Samsung realizing is putting out the S4. They could get into optimizing the code but that could stop the hardware specs arms race gravy train.

18. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

... And you are sure about this.

4. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Blackberry may have its faults, but they still make the best QWERTY phones, hands down.

5. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

nobody cares

9. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

i do :)

11. bxbomber718

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

If the Q10 is any good I may consider it for a secondary business line. I would have to test it out first. I miss qwerty phones :-(

12. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Worthless device and OS. You are crazy if you buy this trash. Blackberry is done!

19. Simmo3D

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

Are you stupid? Blackberry 10 is doing amazingly well and the OS is excellent! Over 1 million sold in the first release wave (EU) and they havnt even reported the worldwide launch sales. Blackberry sold 1 million devices to a single company that havnt been reported yet either. BlackBerry 10 is friggin awesome. I reckon the Q10 is going to be a very popular handset.

20. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Am I stupid....Your a fool for thinking blackberry is doing well. The app world is a joke, the phones are terrbile and the OS is bad as well. They are releasing figures because they are terrible. Blackberry will not survive long term at all. They day will come when the doors close and it will be very exciting.

21. wrm2013

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Why is that exciting? Im clueless on why people talk about companies like they raped their mother. What excatly did BB do to you?

22. mattrajeh

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

if blackberry wasnt successful, no one would care to comment...but from what i've seen on this website i can tell that blackberry is pretty successful or at least everybody wants to know its news, because the moment they post news about blackberry, all android and ios users start commenting and hating...so if blackberry wasnt important no one wouldnt have even care to comment in the first place. and BB10 is great and i'm getting the z10

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.