New BlackBerry 10.1 update announced, said to include 'hundreds of new enhancements'Alex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
BlackBerry's got some great news that ought to help cure you BlackBerry 10 device owners of your case of the Mondays. The company announced today that it's prepared a new BlackBerry 10.1 software update that includes "hundreds of enhancements," such as a quick way to jump between messages in the BlackBerry Hub. Other features of the version 10.1.0.4537 update include:
New enhancements designed help you stay organized and in control of all your conversations:
- Quickly move between messages – Use a simple gesture to quickly move to the last or next message without having to return to the message list
- Jump to the last unread message – If you have a BlackBerry Q10 Pressing the ‘u’ key in the BlackBerry Hub will take you to the last unread message
- Email synchronization – ActiveSync and IMAP email users can adjust syncing preferences to keep emails on their BlackBerry smartphone for an unlimited time period
- Search improvements help you find the apps, games and multimedia content you’re looking for. When you find that app – our new wish list feature helps you keep track of apps you want to download. Plus, this software update will automatically update your favorite apps like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to the most recent versions.
- Manage work and personal conversations by letting you split out your work and personal accounts in to different views within the BlackBerry Hub.
BlackBerry says that there are even more goodies inside the 10.1.0.4537 update that users will find once they install it. As for when exactly that'll happen, the company expects the update to reach users in Africa, the Asia Pacific region, Canada, Europe and the Middle East starting on July 29. The Latin American rollout is slated to begin in mid-August, and U.S.-based BlackBerry 10 users should start receiving the new software at the end of summer.
So far this looks like a nice little maintenance update for the BlackBerry 10 crowd, and it'll be interesting to see what else is packed into it. I'm sure that some U.S. BB10 folk won't be pleased to see that they're in the back of the line for the update, especially those that are just now receiving the first 10.1 update that began rolling out in mid-May. That delay is likely due to the carrier testing that the update needs to jump through before being rolled out to consumers. The good news is that at least those U.S. BB10 users have an "end of summer" window to keep an eye on. Stay tuned and I'll give you a shout when that window narrows a bit.