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BlackBerry 10.2.1 Update Begins Rolling Out Worldwide for Z10, Z30, Q5 and Q10

By Simon Thomas on 29th January 2014

BlackBerry 10.2.1

BlackBerry 10.2.1 update is now rolling out worldwide

BlackBerry have confirmed that a new version of their BlackBerry 10 operating system has begun rolling out across the world. It's available for the BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Z30, BlackBerry Q5, BlackBerry Q10 and even the Porsche Design P'9982.


The latest version of BlackBerry's platform, version 10.2.1, is now landing in Europe, America, Canada, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. As always availability depends on the update being certified by operator - or carriers - across the world.


When the update is ready you should receive an alert in the notifications section of the BlackBerry Hub, or you can check for it manually in System Settings >> Software Updates. The update will then download in the background (up to 645MB file-size) and we recommend you backup your smartphone before installing BlackBerry 10.2.1.

New Features and Improvements


After installing BlackBerry 10.2.1 owners of BlackBerry smartphones will benefit from a host of new features and improvements including:

  • BlackBerry Hub Gesture Filtering - Take advantage of new notification filtering options (Unread Messages, Flagged Messages, Meeting Invites and more) in the BlackBerry Hub. Filters are easily activated with pinch gestures.
  • Simplified Phone Experience - Handling calls is now even easier with swipe gestures to answer/reject calls and new option to reject calls with BBM, SMS or Email messages (standardized or a personalised responses)
  • SMS and Group Emails - Yep, you can now send group text messages and emails.
  • Customisable Quick Settings - You can now customise what appears on the helpful Quick Settings screen.
  • Actionable Lock-Screen Notifications - Option to open and respond to message notifications on the lock-screen.
  • Offline Browser Reading -Save a webpage and browse it later without an internet connection.
  • FM Radio - BlackBerry Z30, BlackBerry Q10 or BlackBerry Q5 get their FM radio support unlocked.
  • Enterprise Features - Additional security policies and IT policies.
  • & Much More

Have you managed to install BlackBerry 10.2.1 on your smartphone or are you still waiting for your operator to approve the update? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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