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Announcing BlackBerry 10.1 OS for the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone

Product Overview

 

Discover a new operating system, where tasks are completed quickly and effortlessly, features and apps work seamlessly together, and every move flows into the next.

Users can access all of their messages and conversations at any time, from any app – BlackBerry® Hub keeps everything in one place. BlackBerry® Balance keeps information separate and private, so users can take their smartphone to the office without compromising their personal experience and use. And the enhancements BlackBerry 10 brings to the world’s best keyboard means personalized auto correction and next word suggestion for faster, more accurate conversations.

 

Software Support: BlackBerry® Link v1.1. 

 

New Features

Instant Action

Word Prediction

Corporate Liable

BlackBerry Balance

Cross Domain Email Warnings

Keyboard and Application Shortcuts

Out-of-Box Experience Software Support

Smartcard Support

Mnemonic Phone Dialing

Applications on the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone

 

Instant Action

The classic BlackBerry® Keyboard with Instant Action allows users to type and perform tasks faster by using shortcuts.

Together, the classic BlackBerry Keyboard and Instant Action make it easy for commands to be taken quickly and directly from the home screen.

 

Word Prediction

Word Prediction on the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone functions in a similar way to the virtual keyboard on the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone. Instead of the predicted words appearing on the keyboard, three predicted words will appear on the screen just above the physical keyboard. The user can tap the words as they appear while typing them on keyboard.

 

Corporate Liable

The Corporate Liable feature adds additional security in highly regulated and secure corporate environments by implementing a single Work space on the BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

 

BlackBerry Balance

Summary of changes:

• Work and Personal accounts are now separated in BlackBerry® Hub

• You can disable access to the Work space using USB by IT Policy

• An IT Policy restricts an application in the Work space from reading data in the Personal space

 

Cross Domain Email Warnings

Cross Domain Email Warnings occur when users compose an email message involving recipients that reside in different Internet domains. For example, if all current contacts are part of one domain, for example, me@blackberry.com and a contact from a separate domain is added, for example, contact@competition.com, a warning message will appear alerting the user that a contact outside of the first domain will receive the message.

 

Keyboard and Application Shortcuts

The following table shows the keyboard equivalents of actions that can be taken in the BlackBerry 10 user interface.

 

Shortcut

Action

Spacebar

Scroll down one screen

Shift and Spacebar

Scroll up one screen

i

Zoom in

o

Zoom out

t

Jump to top

b

Jump to bottom

n

Jump to next section

p

Jump to previous section

r

Reply to message

f

Forward a message

e

Edit current content

s

Start a search

u

Undo

c

Create a new message

 

Out-of-Box Experience Software Updates

Configuration and software updates now occur in the background as opposed to a visible task or step in the original release of BlackBerry 10.

 

Customers may note a difference in the behavior of the OOBE and may wonder when or if the updates occur.

 

Smartcard Support

BlackBerry 10.1 will support BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader 2.0. Previous versions of the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader are not supported.

 

Mnemonic Phone Dialing

On previous versions of BlackBerry smartphones, users could dial phone numbers by name or number. This functionality is included into BlackBerry 10.1. In the Phone app, simply start typing the name or number of the contact, and then tap the contact.

 

Applications on the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone

Applications found on BlackBerry® World™ will be developed for BlackBerry 10, but not all applications may recognize the different screen size of BlackBerry Q5 smartphone. In some cases, the application screens may appear stretched or form buttons may appear cut off or disappear entirely.

 

As with all third-party or service provider application troubleshooting, make sure that the BlackBerry smartphone is evaluated to rule the possibility of any device issues. Work as a liaison between the customer and the application vendor to determine if there is any progress that can be made to get the application to perform properly on the BlackBerry smartphone.

 

Primary Features

BlackBerry® Keyboard

BlackBerry® Time Shift + Story Maker

BBM™ Video with Screen Share

BlackBerry® World™

BlackBerry® Hub

 

BlackBerry® Keyboard

The classic BlackBerry® Keyboard has been re-engineered and elegantly designed to help users type fast, accurately and with the least amount of effort. Plus with Instant Action it allows users to type and perform tasks faster by using shortcuts.

         

BlackBerry® Time Shift + Story Maker

Users can pinpoint and adjust exact moments of their picture to create the perfect shot. Plus users can also utilize Story Maker to weave those moments together to create a movie in just a couple of swipes.

 

BBM™ Video with Screen Share

Users can share and be seen with BBM™ Video. Switch from a BBM™ chat to a BBM™ Video conversation on the fly, to catch up face-to-face and share what’s on their screen*.

*Compatible BB10 devices, Wi-Fi, 4G or HSPA+ connection required. Additional restrictions apply visit blackberry.com for details.

 

BlackBerry® World™

Discovering great apps and content is easier than ever with recommendations based on similar purchases. Users can choose great apps such as Angry Birds™, Skype™ and Flixster™ then choose how to share them – whether it’s sharing to social sites with a couple gestures from within the app or to a friend’s NFC enabled BlackBerry® smartphone with a tap, it’s quick and simple*.

*Sharing requires NFC enabled BlackBerry devices.

BlackBerry® Hub

Notice the blinking red light? Now users needn’t stop what they’re doing to stay close to what’s important to them. Users can simply peek into the BlackBerry® Hub from any anywhere with a swipe to effortlessly flow in and out of their messages and conversations.

 

Secondary Features

BlackBerry® Link

BlackBerry® Browser

BlackBerry® Tag (NFC)

Picture and Photo Editing

BlackBerry® Games

 

 

BlackBerry® Link

Accessing, syncing and organizing content between a user’s BlackBerry® 10 device and their computer has never been simpler. Music, photos, video and files can all be shared between their BlackBerry 10 devices, their PC or their Mac using a USB cable or over WIFI*.

*Requires OS X 10.6 or Windows XP SP3 or higher. Some content may not be transferable according to DRM restrictions.

 

BlackBerry® Browser

Discover and do more with web pages that load fast. Find something worth sharing? Users can post it to the social network of their choice in a few gestures. Reading a long blog post? Users can switch to Reader mode for the best reading experience.

 

BlackBerry® Tag (NFC)

It’s never been as easy to add someone to BBM™, exchange contact details, share a photo, connect to an NFC enabled accessory or even discover apps – users can just tap their BlackBerry® Q5 smartphone to another BlackBerry device*.

*Requires NFC enabled BlackBerry devices.

 

Picture and Photo Editing

Users can express their artistic flair and instantly share their photos. Users can crop, enhance and choose from 16 artistic filters like Lomo, Sepia, Watercolor and more – all in a couple of swipes.

 

BlackBerry® Games

Users can see what their friends are playing, and join in the action* with BlackBerry Games on BlackBerry® 10. Users can discover great games, compete with their friends, compare high scores and challenge opponents*.

*Compatible BlackBerry 10 devices required.

 

Enabler Features

BlackBerry® Remember

BlackBerry® Balance

BlackBerry® Calendar

BlackBerry® Safeguard

BlackBerry®Maps

Sharing Frameworks

Active Frames

Voice Control

Accessories 

 

BlackBerry® Remember

BlackBerry® Remember lets users effortlessly create and organize their interests, ideas and projects. Users can group relevant photos, lists, messages, emails and web links in BlackBerry Remember.

 

BlackBerry® Balance

Users can take their BlackBerry® smartphone to the office and gain access to work email, apps and content without compromising their personal experience and use.

All of a user’s personal apps and information are kept separate and private from work data and apps. Users can easily switch between work and personal apps with a simple gesture.

BlackBerry® Calendar

Users spend less time managing schedules and tasks with a smartphone that anticipates what they need and handles the details for them. It’ll even suggest attendees and show a user their recent messages and social updates, so they’re prepared for anything.

 

BlackBerry® Safeguard

With built-in features like BlackBerry® Protect™, a lost or stolen smartphone doesn’t have to be the end of the world. A user’s BlackBerry® ID will remember their information and apps to help make switching BlackBerry devices easy and secure. BlackBerry® Safeguard – the renowned BlackBerry security users know and trust*. 

*Certain features require the device to be connected to the network.

 

BlackBerry®Maps

BlackBerry® Maps are designed to get users there quickly and with confidence.

Users can launch the all new BlackBerry Maps application and select a destination and they’re on their way with spoken turn by turn navigation, beautiful, clear 2D and 3D maps and real time traffic alerts.

 

Sharing Frameworks

Found something to share?  With the BlackBerry® Q5 smartphone, users are only one touch away from sharing what they want, however they choose. The ‘share’ button found in many different BlackBerry 10 applications gives users the option to share across social networks, email, BBM™, BBM Groups, BlackBerry® Remember, NFC* and more without leaving the application they are in.

 

Active Frames

BlackBerry 10 smartphone users don’t have to dip in and out of apps to get the information they need. Minimizing their favourite apps to Active Frames keeps them running while presenting their most useful and up to date information, all in one place. Users can seamlessly flow between multiple active applications and manage different tasks at once such as viewing upcoming events in the calendar and updates in BBM™.

         

Voice Control

Users can send a BBM™ message, search the web, update Facebook® or Twitter™, or search their phone – using only their voice.

Voice Control takes natural speech patterns as its basis for voice recognition, so users can talk naturally and always be understood. Users just press the mute key and say what they need – it’s that easy.

Plus anywhere users can type, they can speak. Users can dictate a document, compose an email or search their phone for a file or message they’re looking for*.

*Requires compatible BlackBerry 10 device. Not available in all languages.

 

 

Accessories 

From the BlackBerry® Charger Bundle to the Smooth Leather Pocket and the BlackBerry® Flipshell, the range of accessories are designed to protect a user’s device and extend battery usage, boosting performance to ensure their device will always keep up with their needs.

 

Other Features

Music & Video

Creating Multimedia

Books, Magazines and Newspapers

 

Music & Video

The BlackBerry® World™ storefront has the latest music, movies and TV shows from major labels, studios and television networks. Users discover great music from millions of available tracks and enjoy blockbuster movies and TV shows*.

* Availability and selection of content will vary by country.

 

Creating Multimedia

Users can be creative with powerful music, photo and video apps. Users can mix their own DJ set lists. Users can also shoot and edit their own stunning photos and videos and share their creations instantly by simply connecting wirelessly to HDTVs and home stereos to bring everything to life.

 

Books, Magazines and Newspapers

The BlackBerry® World™ storefront makes the content users care about available to them – virtually anytime and anywhere. On a user’s new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone, they can purchase their favourite book from a selection of over one million ebooks1 available on the Kindle app, including New York Times Best Sellers. Users can also experience the award-winning journalism of The New York Times itself with the NYTimes app for BlackBerry. Users can read up to 2500 newspapers on PressReader and thousands of magazines on BlackBerry Newsstand.

Users can discover and read a selection of top brand and best seller magazines for free for 20 minutes a month*. Users can read all the magazines they want for one low monthly price or buy an issue of their favorite title.

1 U.S. only. Availability and selection will vary by country.
*Certain geographic and other restrictions apply. See blackberry.com for details.

 

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Additional Support

For additional support resources, including product documentation, how-to demos, tips & tricks, and YouTube® videos, plus much more, please visit www.blackberry.com/gettingstarted.

 

 

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