BlackBerry Z10 has been praised for many things, but the BlackBerry World app store is still lacking in many key areas. However, it looks like the company has at least got the navigation apps covered.
One of India's premier voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation apps, MapmyIndia is now available for the BlackBerry Z10 and other devices running the BB10 OS. The app is free on BlackBerry World.
Besides downloading the app from Blackberry World, users can also select which map package they want to use. MapmyIndia’s maps are normally very comprehensive and accurate, but the company claims the BlackBerry app “comes packaged in a very intuitive user interface enabling you to find your way faster and better.”
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The application provides full 3D maps and buildings, house-address level details, millions of places of interests such as restaurants, ATMs, petrol pumps, hotels, tourist landmarks and street-level maps in thousands of cities in the country. If your work takes you to the hinterland, MapmyIndia also has you covered in villages and major highways across India. In addition, users get voice guidance and instructions in English and Hindi, single-line search, instant route calculation, lane guidance, speeding notifications and sights to see along the route.
One unique feature of the app is that all data is saved locally on the smartphone itself, so users do not have to worry about running up massive bills when on roaming.
Besides the infusion of new apps in the market, BlackBerry has also gone about updating the OS to bring in new functionality. The update is expected to roll out officially later this year. With the 10.1 update, BlackBerry devices will get the HDR option for taking stills. The company has also introduced some changes in the text selection of the OS. The text picker tool has been improved and now users have an easier way to control it between letters. Pasting of phone numbers directly into the dialer app has also been enabled.
In the communication department, BlackBerry has introduced a ton of changes. PIN to PIN messaging is now enabled in the BlackBerry Hub, so you can send messages outside of BBM. Users can now “select all” for broadcast messages in the BBM app.
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