The much awaited PIN authentication system for BBM will be added to BlackBerry devices along with several other features.
BlackBerry will release the BlackBerry 10.1 software upgrade towards the end of this month, according to a report.
The software upgrade will bring back the BlackBerry PIN which was missing from the original BlackBerry 10 operating system. BlackBerry PIN was earlier required for users to connect with other BlackBerry users and everything was linked in with the email address for easier and faster access.
Along with that the BlackBerry 10.1 will bring some improvement for the camera software, making it a bit faster. Also the devices will receive ability to capture in HDR mode with the new software upgrade. Also included will be the extensive support BlackBerry Link, which will allow users to wirelessly browse the contents of your computer from your phone.
Reportedly, the BlackBerry 10.1 is claimed to improve the typing experience with more accurate word predictions and a new keyboard shortcut support.
The upgrade is not yet been released but BlackBerry is likely to be made available by the end of this month in Canada. It is also expected to be released for users in other countries soon after.
Currently, only the BlackBerry Z10 is the only device with the BlackBerry 10 operating system available in India.
BlackBerry will probably use Android on an upcoming slider device that is likely to be released this autumn, claimed the report.
It is expected that BlackBerry Leap will be priced at around Rs 17,000 mark.
Apart from huge discounts, BlackBerry 10 smartphone buyers can also get free data and assured JPMiles from JetPrivilege.
There is however no news about its arrival to India but it is expected to be a mid-range smartphone.
Initially the buyback offer was valid for only BlackBerry Bold smartphones.
One can use voice and Google Now to respond to messages hands-free in the BBM app for wearable devices.
BlackBerry Classic looks quite similar to the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and has a QWERTY keyboard.
In 2013, in spite of all the criticism, BlackBerry struggled to keep itself sailing. It launched five smartphones and made available BBM, its popular messaging app, for both Android and iOS platforms.
BlackBerry Curve 9320 was launched last May for Rs 15,990 but is still being offered by many for more than Rs 13,000.
It has also announced a limited Crocodile edition which will be available beginning early December.