Blackberry rolls 10.1 OS update to Z10, Q5 and Q10

Blackberry rolls 10.1 OS update

Blackberry started rolling out 10.1 OS update for Z10, Q10 and Q5. This is the first major update from Blackberry side which actually provides some improvements to its flagship devices.

blackberry 10.1 update

                                  Blackberry 10.1 update



The update is as follows:

  • Auto-hide of toolbar, reduction in size of toolbar and addition of tool tips
  • BlackBerry® Hub updates:
    • Support for.eml and .msg attachments
    • Reply to and compose PIN messages
    • Contact suggestions: when composing an email, frequently used contacts not part of the address book will also be suggested in the drop down as a name is being typed
    • Specify an unlimited sync window for Microsoft® ActiveSync® email accounts
  • Ability to send a broadcast message to all users in your BBM™ contact list
  • Ability to add rich text like bold, italics, underlines and bullets to BlackBerry® Remember entries
  • Two-way synchronization of contacts with Microsoft® Outlook® (requires BlackBerry® Link 1.1)
  • Support for portrait and landscape mode in all BlackBerry® Calendar views (day, week, month)
  • Ability to cut, copy and paste telephone numbers into and from the Dialer screen in the Phone app
  • Ability to view the transcribed message of an audio voicemail, instead of listening to it
  • Use of a long press on a name in the phone app contacts tab will provide an improved menu with more options to interact with your contact
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode in Camera app:
    • Mode allows greater dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image
    • When using mode, the camera takes three images at different exposure levels and combines them into one
    • Save both the normal version and HDR version of the image
  • Improved red-eye and golden-eye removal in Picture Editor
  • With BlackBerry® Protect™, restore data (contacts, calendars, tasks, memos, text messages) to a BlackBerry® 10 smartphone from a previous backup from a BlackBerry smartphone with BlackBerry 7.1 OS or earlier software
  • Improved visual indicators on the cursor control indicator where you can grab the circle
  • Single movement cursor control by tapping in any direction on the circle