BlackBerry Z10 on AT&T scores BB 10.1 update

AT&T has announced the arrival of the BlackBerry 10.1 update for BlackBerry Z10 owners, who can head over to the carrier's software update page now and nab the latest software. The announcement was made on Twitter, which has a link directing users to a software update page that does not, at the moment, appear to actually have a download option for the Z10.

The update will be appearing as an OTA option as well, however, so take solace in that. The BlackBerry Z10 was announced earlier this year when RIM rebranded itself as BlackBerry, rolling out the devices and unveiling BB 10 at a time when it struggles to reinvent itself and draw back in much-needed consumers. This particular update has been long awaited by subscribers.

The Z10 features a 4.2-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 768, while there's a 2-megapixel camera above it and an 8-megapixel camera around back. Inside, users will find a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 processor alongside 2GB of RAM, as well as 16Gb of storage space and a microSD card expansion slot (up to 32GB).

As far as connectivity goes, the Z10 features Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n, quadband LTE, UMTS/HSPA+ and GSM/EDGE. This accompanies an integrated mobile hotspot feature that allows users to share their 4G connection. The battery, meanwhile, is a fairly small 1800mAh that gives somewhere in the range of 11 hours of talk time on a 3G network.

According to the folks at CNET, this update will bring AT&T Z10 owners quite a few new features, among them being an HDR camera mode, support for Skype, BlackBerry Hub PIN-to-PIN messaging, unlocking with the power button when at the start screen, pasting phone numbers into the dialpad, an option for disabling individual app alerts, and more.

SOURCE: Twitter