One of the things that surprised me was that BlackBerry marketing did not decide to rename BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 into BlackBerry 10.3. This is a pretty huge update for BlackBerry especially with the Android app support that they are totally downplaying. One of my buddies sat on a call with Michael Clewley today (I am relaxing on a staycation!) and came out with an interesting viewpoint. It turns out that BlackBerry 10.2.1 is not about new features but more about “polished and missing items.” Clewley went on to say that many US users never got OS 10.2 so this is their first major update since 10.1.
Clewley keeps on using the words “moments of delight” and delight in general to describe OS 10.2.1. They brought back some features that people have been missing like offline browsing and others that users were clamoring for like preferred contact sync source. Here are some more delights:
Now we just need some speed improvements in the hub!