Remember back in the days, where the PlayBook was out? We could mount USB drives via the standard USB host or OTG cables simply with a few additional coded hacks. Android too, had this capability and it has been pretty useful for me. Now, finally, after so long, BlackBerry has added this functionality to their devices, starting on OS 10.2 BUT with some fine prints.
This is done on the BlackBerry Z30, running OS 10.2.0.1791. Of course, we have also a BlackBerry Z10 running that same OS, but it does not work. Speaking with BlackBerry, we found out that the BlackBerry Z10 controller does not fully support USB mounting, even though there have been sightings of it, but as for now, its being omitted by them.
In order for this to work, you need a standard USB OTG cable (micro usb based of course). It is available for as low as $4 or $5 if you know where to look.
This gives you the capability to mount stuff like USB Thumb drives, USB amps and so on. In this showcase, I will mount a standard usb thumbdrive onto the BlackBerry Z30.
How easy it it? Just connect the cable, attach your USB module to the cable and voila! it works.
Sure, this feels like a catch up game but its a nice addition to have.