Software updates for version 10.1 maintenance release


Software updates for version 10.1 maintenance release

Includes the following updates for the BlackBerry® Z10 and BlackBerry® Q10 smartphones:

Next/previous message navigation shortcut: use a simple gesture to quickly move to the last or next message without having to return to the full message list. Within any message in the BlackBerry® Hub:
Swipe to the right and then down (like an upside-down L) to move forward to the next message
Swipe to the right and then up (like a backwards L) to move back to the previous message

Keyboard shortcut for last unread message: on the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone, 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

Two factor authentication for Twitter and LinkedIn: to improve security, if you have two factor authentication enabled for LinkedIn and Twitter, you’ll be sent a verification ID via a text message that you’ll enter into the settings when setting up those accounts

Addition of a search field in BlackBerry® Remember: quickly search for items in the app
Support for simple passwords: simplified password entry from the lock screen and work space authentication prompts. The simple password feature utilizes a reduced keyboard layout containing only numeric characters and allows you to set a numeric PIN for your smartphone or work space password
New interactive tutorials:

Tutorial topics: swipe up from the bottom to close an app, swipe down from the top to reveal settings
Each tutorial provides text instructions and an opportunity to perform the gesture

IT policy to separate work and personal accounts in the BlackBerry Hub:

BlackBerry Hub Work displays only work-related accounts, like a work email account and enterprise instant messaging
BlackBerry Hub Personal displays only personal-related accounts, like a personal email account, SMS, BBM™, phone calls and social media apps
Input support for “strokes” for Simplified and Traditional Chinese
Input and UI translation for Korean
Updates for applications:
BlackBerry® World™:
Ability to view video previews in landscape mode via HDMI out
UX enhancements

Recently viewed:

See up to the last 12 pieces of content you’ve viewed
Clear all recently viewed items or remove individual ones by long pressing and selecting delete viewed item from the context menu
Enable a private browsing mode that will disable both recent search tracking and recently viewed

My Wishlist:

Add items to your wish list from a content details page
Add up to 48 items to your wish list. When the 49th item is added, the first item added to the list is automatically removed


Newsfeed UI refresh
Ability to create a photo album before uploading a photo and upload a photo to a specific album
Ability to tag friends in photos that were previously uploaded


Content is automatically updated in all tabs without having to manually refresh
Improved search for top tweets, photos and related profiles


Import and invite contacts from your personal email address to connect on
LinkedIn through the new Add Connections page in settings
Easily view the number of unread messages and invitations from the inbox page
UI improvements
View the details of companies you
follow and follow suggested companies
Delete and archive messages in the inbox
See the most recent updates from your network when the app is minimized in Active Frames
Change your profile photo from the You page, the full screen view of your photo or the native picture viewer
Search by connection name, headline and company

Here’s the breakdown:

Asia Pacific: Starting July 29th
Canada: Starting July 29th
EMEA: Starting July 29th
Latin America: Starting Mid-August
U.S.: Starting End of Summer