While the leaks of 10.3 is being tested, BlackBerry 10.2.1 has begun hitting the airwaves. Already available in regions like Brasil, Malaysia and even the UK, 10.2.1.3175 is showing available. BlackBerry reached out on their blogs to add some clarity regarding which reasons will be seeing the update immediately and which will have to wait.
It comes as no surprise that the bottom of the list is the USA which is expecting to support the update come late June.
There are even a few subtle new features for you to enjoy:
Support for 64GB and higher exFAT MicroSD so you can store and enjoy more photos, music and files to your BlackBerry 10 device.
Enhancements to Bluetooth, Media, Browser, and more!
The latest update for BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 is expected to start rolling out in the following regions pending carrier availability:
Europe Middle East and Africa – Starting May 27
Asia Pacific : Starting May 27
Canada: Starting May 27
Latin America: Starting mid-June
USA: We expect availability starting late-June
Malaysia SIRIMS corporate systems show the Z3, namely the Z3 STJ100-1 is showing approved as of May 14th. Coincidentally, this is the same day that the Z3 device was launched in Indonesia.
Clearly, BlackBerry is working to line up the channels and amass a more widespread launch of the Z3 device in other markets. We suspect that key market targets will be in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and even South Africa. Other markets like Latin America could perhaps get an LTE variant down the line as well, assuming the general reception remains strong.
WhatsApp have now release some new features for BlackBerry10 apps. This brings the version to v2.11.605.2 bringing the below updates:-
– New in-app media browser
– Improved face/proximity detection during voice message playback (10.2)
– Holding Alt while tapping Emoji on the Q-series now prevents the picker from closing
– Chat screen settings to change “Send” button behavior and show the floating action
bar(under “Advanced Settings”)
– Improved performance when opening chats from the hub
– Miscellaneous bug fixes
– Fixed startup issues on 10.0 and early 10.1
The best CrackBerry news app have now updated to v188.8.131.52 with the following updates:-
– Active Frame image now sized up correctly on Z30
– New Option to set the visual theme light/dark from settings
– Improvements to link handling( BlackBerry World links to open directly in BlackBerry World)
Sportrate is a sports tracking app for BlackBerry 10 that will help you in training. With advanced features and charts generating, you can learn a lot more about your route. Now the app is updated to v184.108.40.206 with the following changes:-
– 720×720 device interface bug fixes
Tripomatic is a new type of sightseeing travel guide. Discover thousands of attractions in 400+ destinations worldwide. This incredible travel app have now updated to v220.127.116.11 bringing changes to:-
– Tours & Activities by Viator – book a tour directly from the app
– Rate Tripomatic
– New Icon and Logo
– Numerous bugfixes and performance improvements