Latest in Bbm

Image credit:

BlackBerry 10.1 official with HDR camera mode, expansions to Hub and notifications

Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Never mind that a few developers spoiled the surprise last week: BlackBerry 10.1, BB10's first major OS update, is official today. The release arrives chiefly to support the BlackBerry Q10's hardware keyboard and smaller OLED screen, but it brings a swath of extra improvements that should please Z10 owners in equal measure. An HDR camera mode, which should fill out highlights and shadows in some photos, is just the start. The Hub now supports contact suggestions, PIN-to-PIN messaging and email with attached messages; notifications are more refined as well, with per-account message notifications joining options to define sound volumes and vibrations for each contact. Dive deeper and you'll also notice more granular text selection, better calendar viewing on the Z10 and the ability to copy phone numbers into (or from) the dialer. Do be patient if you're not bent on picking up a Q10, however -- the Z10 doesn't get its update until sometime in the weeks following the release of its keyboarded cousin.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Roku spent $150 million so it can sell more ads

Roku spent $150 million so it can sell more ads

View
Some of the best video game ideas come from a Twitter philosopher

Some of the best video game ideas come from a Twitter philosopher

View
What's coming to Netflix in November: 'The Irishman' and 'Queer Eye'

What's coming to Netflix in November: 'The Irishman' and 'Queer Eye'

View
Google’s new apps are about reining in screen time

Google’s new apps are about reining in screen time

View
Mitsubishi shows off an oddball hybrid buggy prototype

Mitsubishi shows off an oddball hybrid buggy prototype

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr