As announced at BlackBerry Live 2013, BlackBerry 10.1 is now available for the BlackBerry Z10 officially and if you're in Canada, you're in luck. It looks as though Bell, TELUS and Rogers have already started their roll out of the software update all at once - yes, all at once. That's pretty awesome! The BlackBerry 10.1 update brings plenty of changes to the BlackBerry Z10 but here's a short list of folks should be seeing in the update:
- Personalize your Notifications - BlackBerry 10.1 allows you to set up personalized notifications for your contacts and accounts. Customize ringtones, vibrations and the LED light for calls or message from each of your friends, family or colleagues. You can also set up a different notification for different accounts (such as for different email accounts, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
- Click to call - You can now click on a phone number in an email or BBM message to call the number or copy and paste it right onto the dialer screen in the phone app.
- Better cursor control - BlackBerry 10.1 offers better cursor control making it easier to accurately place the cursor and select text. Just tap once to bring up the cursor control, grab the blue circle and drag it around to the insertion point that you want. Improved visual feedback lets you know where you’re pointing. You can also tap either side of the circle to move forward or backward one character at a time.
- Improved picture capturing - BlackBerry 10.1 adds an HDR (high dynamic range) shooting mode for taking beautiful images in tricky lighting conditions. High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode takes multiple pictures at different exposure levels and layers them automatically to produce a single photo that combines the best of the dark and light areas. It also includes improved red eye and golden eye reduction in the picture editor.
Right now, we've only confirmed Bell, TELUS and Rogers but if you're on any of the other small carriers and seeing the update, be sure to let others know in the comments or hop into the CrackBerry BlackBerry Z10 forums.