There's a new BlackBerry 10 update available right now, and it brings to the table a host of new features.
The BlackBerry platform might be down, but it's not out of the picture just yet. If you own a BlackBerry 10 device, then your handset is about to get a new lease on life, though don't expect it to boost BlackBerry's popularity back to the days of old.
The new update is called BlackBerry OS 10.2.1, and if you have already downloaded it, then you should see a new incoming call screen that is simpler than the previous version. This one allows for swiping left or right to ignore or answer a call, which should be a breeze for anyone who is new to the platform and those who are well seasoned.
Furthermore, users can now silence the call, or send a text via BlackBerry Messenger [BBM] or the default text messaging app. In addition, the lock-screen is getting an update, as well. Users can now tap on the screen to open a message, along with creating a picture-based password unlocker.
The changes doesn't end there. Users can now customize the contents of their setting menu to access the most used features quicker. If you'e about to enter a zone without Internet connection, the option is now there to download a webpage for offline viewing.
For users who use a lot of apps, it is now also possible to tell which app has the biggest toll on the battery life, storage and memory usage. Hardcore users should enjoy this feature very much.
Always wanted to send out mass text messages on your BlackBerry 10 device, but couldn't? Well, now you can. Furthermore, the new update also brings support for listening FM radio, though you should bear in mind that the FM radio feature only works on the BlackBerry Z30, BlackBerry Q10 and the BlackBerry Q5.
More features are available, but these we view as the best of the lot. Nothing groundbreaking here, as we've seen these features before on other platforms. However, it is great to see that BlackBerry is not completely out of the running.