Today is a celebration day for BlackBerry Z10 users, as the Canadian firm started seeding the first major update for their smartphones. BlackBerry has just started the rollout of the BlackBerry OS version 10.1, which requires a download of about 1GB. We’ve only received confirmation of the update being available in the Philippines, so far.
There is no official changelog provided with this update, but we already knew what to expect thanks to the the previously seeded developers’ build. HDR stills, PIN-to-PIN messaging, APN edition, improved BlackBerry World store, improved text picker are among the major novelties brought by BlackBerry 10.1.
The update is rolling out gradually, so it might not be available for your country yet. BlackBerry hasn’t provided a detailed schedule for, but we hope the release won’t take more than a couple of weeks to go global. If you happen to receive the update notification make sure to let us know about in the comments section below, mentioning your country.
The launch of the BlackBerry 10 OS platform, and the changes on the Candian firm, alongside of its flagship BlackBerry Z10 smartphone is yet to make a significant impact, but the company is busy preparing the new OS for the Z10’s QWERTY-based sibling, the BlackBerry Q10. We just heard that the first major update for BlackBerry 10 is almost ready and will launch alongside the second smartphone running the new OS.
The BlackBerry Q10 returns to the sources of RIM with a physical QWERTY keyboard model and a 720 x 720 Super AMOLED 3.1 inch touch display. BlackBerry Q10 is expected to go on sale later this month, and while the update will apply to both devices (Z10 and Q10), BlackBerry OS 10.1 is slated to be chock-full of optimizations created specifically for the Q10’s physical keyboard.
Moreover, we’ve recently learned that the BlackBerry OS 10.1 will also bring significant updates to the camera including faster performance and HDR picture mode for better low-light performance.
There’s also hints of an update for BlackBerry Link that allows you to access your PC and its files.
The rest of the BlackBerry 10.1 changelog reportedly goes like this:
- Mnemonic Phone Dialing
- BlackBerry Mobile Voice System Support
- Keyboard Shortcuts
- BlackBerry Balance
- Word Prediction
- Type N Go
- Corporate Liable Feature
- Cross Domain Email Warnings
- Dark Theme Support
- Smartcard Support
The BlackBerry Q10 is rumored to hit shelves in Canada on the 30th of this month of April, so expect to see the update go live around that time.
We’re almost a matter of time before the unveiling of RIM’s new handsets, and the news keep heating the web.
The Z10 is said to be Vodafone UK’s first “4G Ready” device — it will work with the carrier’s LTE network once it launches — and there will be a range of on-contract options that thankfully don’t require signing up for a special BlackBerry SOC plan. If you’re looking for no upfront cost, you’ll be paying £47 per month for 3GB of data and unlimited talk and text for 24 months.
The cheapest monthly option, meanwhile, is a £25 plan with an upfront cost of £229 that includes 100MB of data, unlimited texts, and 100 minutes of talk. If you’re particularly smitten with the white version of the Z10 that we’ve seen, we’re told that it won’t be available until mid-February. We’ll have more information, including launch plans in other regions, when RIM announces the device officially in a couple of days.
According to the verge they have received an ad from UK retailer Phones 4u that all but confirms the Z10’s imminent arrival. Additionally, it appears that Phones 4u will be offering first dibs on the white variant of BlackBerry’s latest handset.and they believes that the Z10 could be in stores by Thursday.
As we getting colser to the BB 10 event , we’re starting to see an increasing number of leaks related to the latest and greatest from RIM. With less than three weeks left until the unveiling of the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones, a new slides show the BlackBerry Z10 in black and white and flaunt some of the new features of the mobile OS. In one shot we see a lovely red holster.
Among the new features, visible on the slides, is the video calling with device screen sharing, the Balance feature, which allows for switching between a work-time setup and a free-time setup, and the revamped BlackBerry keyboard.
Rumors have it that along with the new software and hardware announcement, RIM will also lower the steep prices of the specialized data plans needed for using the company’s services by end consumers.
RIM has planned the BB 10 unveiling event for January 30, so we are bound to learn more in a few weeks’ time.
Check them out for yourself and let us know what you think. They are quite bunch of new images.
Source : DsmTech
RIM has a January 30 event on its calendar when it will probably officially announce its new BlackBerry 10 OS and the first smartphones to carry it. We’ve seen them leak several times before, but now a marketing image has made its way to the Internet.
It shows the L-Series phone we’ve seen on video before, but this time it comes with a name – the BlackBerry Z10. We also got to see its white version, as the black one was the only one to leak so far.
The L-Series is RIM’s upcoming full-touch BlackBerry 10 line of phones, the ones with a physical QWERTY belong to the N-Series. The first of those phones might be called the BlackBerry X10.
From the specs that leaked earlier this year, the BlackBerry Z10 should pack some decent specs – a 4+ inch screen with HD resolution (720p or WXGA), dual-core Krait processor and 8MP / 1080p camera. That sounds a lot like the Windows Phone 8 current top dogs, so we might see some tough competition between the two platforms.