BlackBerry 10.2 will begin to arrive for all BlackBerry 10 smartphones in October

By Bla1ze on 18 Sep 2013 04:00 am EDT
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With the announcement of the BlackBerry Z30 taking the headline, some folks may have missed the fact that BlackBerry also announced the availability timeframe of BlackBerry OS 10.2 for the already released BlackBerry 10 smartphones such as the BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Q10 and finally the BlackBerry Q5.

Folks looking to get updated to BlackBerry 10.2 can expect the OS to start rolling out in October across various carriers, though, it remains subject to carrier approvals and regional rollouts are expected. We've seen plenty of BlackBerry 10.2 in the past through several official and non-official sneak peeks and we've got a great list of what customers can expect when the OS is available.

We've already gone through and picked out 10 of the top things we're looking forward to in BlackBerry 10.2, so now that's it's all official and a timeframe has been set, drop some comments below and let us know what you all are looking forward to in BlackBerry 10.2.

222 comments

zedten

Yesss can't wait :)

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tw1g_007

As far as AT&T is concerned we can technically wait even of we don't want to. Well into 2020. Yay! So pumped!

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thedustytaco

Well I'm in Canada and it will come as late as you guys...last time I waited for the 10.1 Mr, it came when Verizon finally released the mr... I'm on rogers Toronto lte network too...

At any rate, when the update finally comes to my phone via notifications ota, imma install a leak xD

kunamvahees

What? My friends are with Rogers and they got 10.1 with other Canadian carriers.

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thedustytaco

I was literally the last person on rogers to get it LMAO, although when 10.1 was released, I got it as one of the first few people

swtnotZ10

I'm in Alberta and on Telus. I was on 10.1 from when they released way back. Maybe switch to Telus....I only had to call them once about an issure. It wasn't because of billing or service but my plan that I wanted to change.

3hb78ftg

Thank God for leaks...

samchitto

Same here, this update looks awesome.

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bl_moore

Yeah probably the last day too

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avatsaev

31 october 11:59:59 PM for unlocked handsets (god helps those who depend on their carriers in USA, let's pray together for those folks)

nalin909

10.2 :)

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treaker

Most excellent

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Poirots Progeny

Good to hear!

Hope my UK carrier doesn't slow things down!

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moyah8

And that my friend is why I went the way of leaks. Whilst I know the official release will be better than the leak I'm on, I'm comforted by the fact that my stable leak gives me adequate functionality to survive the wait.

That been said... is it October yet!

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Estevan_77

He'll yea about time I'll b able to get that 10.2 update

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Phaethonas

In my country blackberry os arrives 2 years later

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losang19

No BBM?? :( :(

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MrMos

Can't wait for 10.2

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FTMFW

Im already on 4.3 =P

Posted via GS4

But I guess I'll blow off the dust on my Z10 to give it a update when it rolls out.

eggman1987

No one cares

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FTMFW

I completely agree you, no one does care about BB. Wish more people did.

DiscoKing426

Don't know if you have heard, a lot of indie developers are dumping the android platform because of all the fragmentation which cause games and apps not to work on many android devices except the mainstream ones.

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cwalt2166

Good story bro...Blackberry is cleaning up with apps and developers

BBFanatic4Life

I love 10.2!!

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Maverick Hunter

I'll believe it when I see it.

Bikram Kochar

Wat abt 10.2 for india??

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sauron4

WooHoo can't wait!

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Big V 1978

We in South Africa will probably only get it in November - December.

Can't wait for the new awesome feature BB has build in for us.

Blackberry by Choice #KeepMoving !

Jared18

Vodacom generally gets it as soon as vodaphone overseas starts rolling it out, however, if you are with Cell C that might take a week or two longer

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Big V 1978

That is probably my problem and frustration, as I recently joined Cell C after MTN just kept on robbing me monthly.

Jared18

I have the same problem, I still use Vodacom for my 9790 but at the end of the day money talks and C Cell was by far the better option for that

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davinci4real

Mtn are the biggest thieves in the world

Big V 1978

The ONLY problem with Cell C is the slow rolling out of the BB10 updates, otherwise price and coverage is ideal for me.

#KeepMoving !

Rocking a Cool Z10

menshawy

Dear calendar, y u no jump to October!!?

NOKJAA

#LMOAO Waaaaaaaaa

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Sabahruddin

I bet on October 30th. :p

mr_zed10

Don't be silly, October 31st at 23:59

sylvaing

You two are having too much faith in blackberry to deliver on schedule. They haven't in the past few years, why would they start now...

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Kiddo2050

Agree. I'm on AT&T the probability 10.2 will be available on or before Oct 31 is ZERO!

coffee-turtle

I think you may be shifting too much blame on BB when carriers are often the ones who aren't "ready" to roll out the upgrades.

Besides, we have the leaks.

mikeycollins13

Why do I feel. Panic at $100M in writedowns vs Joy at hearing about this phone?

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RubberChicken76

What are these 100M writedowns at which you speak?

Turnda643

Yess! Just hoping Verizon delivers this by end of year. Looking forward to Task Manager and multiple alarms to name a couple.

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Funq

Really curious to see when it'll start rolling out in the Netherlands. T-Mobile wasn't too late with the updates, so hopefully I can get the official version soon. In the meantime I'm happy to be able to use the 1443 leak :)

amanalladin

Wuhuuuu cant wait esp for mutiple alarm!!!

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Saf

Yeah!!!

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Ibann

Woot!

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LilRichArtist

Yessssdsss

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NickDomi

Haha Verizon... :-) let's see how long we can drag this out.

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Mike1117

I'm sure VZW will release the 10.2 upgrade by October.... Better make that October 30th.... Wait I forgot for a minute who we are dealing with... I'm sure VZW will release the 10.2 upgrade by October 30, 2014.

Graheem

Bring on the 10.3 leaks! :)

Abdul Aziz AlBastaki

woohoo i can't wait ....

when it will be available for Middle East ?? ^^

Nayalm

At least one month after the official release.
And that if they put there a**** in high gear :)

STL-1(10.2.0.1521)

nickger

Fantastic! I have already installed it on my Alpha Device , cannot wait to install it on my Red Z10!

walt63

I'm officially going leaked. I won't have 10.2 until 2014. Then, .3 leaks will be out.

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Nayalm

Welcome to the club my friend :)

STL-1(10.2.0.1521)

SaNtAu

Hello, I would like to remove the English language in the keyboard setting, or put as a second languages, I use Spanish, so when I'm typing the first suggestions is in English and that makes my typing experience very low when I try to use the swap gesture. I just want my first suggestions in Spanish.

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FishTire

Settings, language and input, change your language to Spanish, then tap input languages, add English and Spanish. Or don't add English.

BBPandy

^^ yep ^^
You can have up to 3 languages at any time.

SimonJamesPT

I bought by my Z10 unlocked, what about the update?
How do it works in this case?

Audrutis

Once it out do the following:
1. Take out SIM
2. Connect to PC via usb
3. Check out for update on BlackBerry Link
4. Upgrade

Worked here with 10.1 no prob. Then sit safe and sound until carrier's version is out with all the local/regional additions. (If needed)

BBPandy

cool that's better then my way which was to grab an old disabled Rogers SIM throw that in & then update via wifi

CharlesY

nice. my unlocked z10 lies in wait.

itsyaboy

Hope the carriers will play along nicely..

jamesharmeling

Headless apps is by far my most desired feature. It's really no big deal having an active frame open, but there is something about it that bugs the crap out of me and I just can't do it for very long. :)

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Itstakenovermylife

Since we're not seeing headless apps in the leaks, what are the chances of it actually showing up in 10.2 Official?

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BBPandy

headless apps have been around since 10.1
However the API's were not public.
They were released last month with the 10.2 SDKs so that means that Devs can now take advantage of them...this means that we should see them start to appear as Devs start using them

trsbbs

Sorry, not correct. 10.1 does not have "native" headless app support. It does for Droid app but not BB apps..

harryfang36

hope instagram will come together

FishTire

Sideload it. Works fine

harryfang36

Yeah I did. But of course it look different if it's officially app and attached other phone user to choose blackberry :)

ramaputra

Meh ... no wonder BB will always fail and fail. Who is the film director and actor behind this stupid decision?
it should be 10.2 first following by BBM cross platform. Once BBM become available in ios and android, more than half BB user in Indonesia includes many of BB10 owners will switch to android. I am pretty sure about it. Os 10.1 is not enough to keep them loyal.. still un-mature OS and lack some good features, even with token the android players is too laggy daggy.

I help two friends to install leaks 10.2 on their device because they are unhappy with 10.1. BBM for many user (incl. BB10 owners) is a big reason to stay with BB. And the only good reason to keep them loyal is OS 10.2 with decent 4.2.2 android runtime.

unlike my z10, my q5 still virgin

FishTire

Where is 10.3? ... baiting

Waheed hussin

how the battery life using 10.2?

Posted via BlackBerry Z10.

sixer6

Carrier testing is the delay, already been there a while in my opinion.

richrockx

I am wondering I due to all the issue a with the maintenance release, they are just rolling up to 10.2. Originally AT&T was going to get 10.1MR in September /October does this mean we might just skip to 10.2? Because that would be amazing

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world traveler and former ceo

Cant wait!!! Come on Rogers!!!!

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fearmantis

Yeah! Wonderful news.

BB Z10 Rocks!

Earl_3

Are we ever going to see landscape mode again? Having a dock sucks if you if can't utilize landscape mode.

Savior4Life

First we need an authentic BBRY Dock...

BlackJack-21

YES! I cannot friggin' wait, I kind is about to blow. Another month of sleepless nights.

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Winston Loh

have been waiting patiently so long for the 10.2 release.....looking forward...

Chau Kopi

I want the shortcut key for application back in BB10, will they bring that best to Q10 :(((((

Alattin Simsek

30th October or 1th October? :-)

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jic999

God help USA Z10 / Q10 users, hope you get the 10.2OS by October / November 2013 not 2014

igor10000

Why do the carriers have to approve the OS update? This is unacceptable, BlackBerry and only BlackBerry has to have the control over updates, not my lousy carrier.

zi_ten

Hooray!

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HB Au

Will be1st Oct or 31st? Hope that on 15th, Oct

stooy leown

Can't wait too see how long Verizon will take. I'd love to just see an official release, but will still be running the leaks.

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parthokarki

Thats what I am talking about

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sefrudin

Yes come on Axis Indonesia don't slowing down the 10.2 roll out.

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shokoy

Yes yes yes I love BlackBerry I love my z10..... philippines

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Peaceful world

Yeah! Can't wait anymore!

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BB10QNX

May VZW be the 1st to Rocktober this time!

BBPandy

Q: Does this mean that Kris & the rest of the Berry Leaks team will be out of a job come October?

A: Nope, it just means they will have to start getting us 10.3 stuff lol

kraidx

Looking forward to see what apps will be available with 10.2

We know viber and flipboard are on the way. What's next

Also what improvements exist from the leaked OS

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lnichols

I bet it doesn't come out til November in the US. If it does release fairly close to the rest of the globe then we will know for sure that US carriers were getting the OS later than UK and Canada to test.

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AnandTaipan

"8. Native Evernote App
I love Evernote (use it religiously), and on BlackBerry 10 native support for it is there but it's baked into the BlackBerry Remember app. Some people are ok with this... others hate that. With 10.2, it's looking like Evernote will get a dedicated app experience. A good thing IMO.
"

Can someone explain what the phrase baked into Remember app mean? I have both and would love to transfer the notes from Remember to Evernote. Thank you in advance.

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ankush77

cant wait for my precious

russell hunte

Will it support stl100-1? Lol.

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mnhockeycoach99

This is great news...however I haven't even received the 10.1MR for my AT&T Q10 yet.. How about we speed up the rollout process and light a fire under carriers a$$e$. Just sayin' as people shouldn't be getting official 10.2 updates while some are either just getting 10.1 or haven't even gotten the 10.1MR yet.

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Adventuro

American carriers dont care about Blackberry or the fate of its users. They care about pushing all the iphones and androids down your throat.

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SkaterGuy2k

Can't wait for lock screen notifications, silent shutter for screen shots in public places lol, priority hub and upgraded features for the camera :)

Posted from My Z10 via CB10

jic999

Will the Z30 have wireless charging anybody knows ?

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papapapacharlie

I am enjoying the features of leaked 10.2 on my Z10-stl100-1

Battery has tremendous improvement vs. 10.1 stock

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berrydisappointed

October what? 31..

Z10 OS 10.1.0.4181

fast666

Another great news.

ChannelX C000D3759 We feature top channels

AngryITMan

Please bring it on. Now to keep the Z10 or switch to a Z30. Either way 10.2 is a big step forward.

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jic999

Any news on the wireless charging, Miracast, wireless HDMI

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Fr3lncr

Yeah! Can take a break from installing leaks! (At least for a while anyways!)

tnewton85

Hahahhahaha WOW an announcement for a release date only? I knew they would blow it again. I swear to god Lindsey lohan or some other retard is running the show in waterloo. What a joke

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jxsantos101

I'm hoping and autoloader, because I can't wait for my carrier to approve it.

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craggy

i'm getting the z10 the next days too; am really curious; a great forum and community here ...

CharlesY

If I have a completely factory unlocked, chained to no sucker telco z10, can i get it OTA, like a google nexus would update? Or must I still wait for WIND to roll it out?

hf199

Yes!

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MLE724

Until they improve the rollout/distribution of the OS...the lackluster performance for the company will continue. Its not the only issue, but definitely one of the biggest. Since I'm with AT&T, under a corporate plan and on a BES, I won't hold my breath.

15droman

Finally

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Kiddo2050

Really thinking I should not bother waiting. The official OTA 10.1 update from ATT didn't install right for me anyway. Had to get on the phone with BB to reinstall. I wish someone would just post a step by step guide to update to 10.2. If one exists it should not be buried in the forums it should be a perma link at the top of the Crackberry page. Not everyone who is interested has time to wade through the forums.

Jemala

Before this update arrives in France (SFR), hopefully I will have swichted to androïd!

THBW

That's too bad. But on the bright side, you will become familar with terms "crash" and "buggy". I was fooled once by Android and have no plans to go back.

andyrew510

We still haven't gotten the MR release for 10.1 on AT&T! Luckily I'm running a leak.

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jc_halifax

How many times do people have to be told that updates are at the mercy of the carrier? When Thorsten Heins announced 10.1 was ready I had a notification within two hours (Koodo / Telus). That's pretty on time to me.

Alfredofid

BBM not mentioned in list of improvements??

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ibpluto

October is a long month ........ not to mention we are still in September

erniel

Bet a million our carrier will not roll it out. (SUN cellular/DMPI Philippines. They never have since day one when Z10 came out. Had to put a different sim card to get updates

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Kris Simundson

October 4th is the rollout

Angela Udoka

Am looking forward for 10.2 to have more and nice features

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Ferdinand Rn

CAN'T WAIT!!!!

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dracolnyte

Yessss

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Douken

Can't wait for January!

Marketing is everything

bbry4life

I was hoping for landscape mode for the Q10 and enabling features to take advantage of the BlackBerry Multimedia Dock.

I want beside mode while docked please.

Maybe this will come with 10.3. Fingers crossed.

dondizm

Yehey!

Posted via CB10 for Z10

AfroZepher

Yes! 10.2 will probably be available in the US around Jan 2014!!!! loving the wait! lool

Killington

I will miss the Squircle. Hanging tight with 1047 until my carrier rolls out the official OS.

JMDBERRY

Ha! Who cares about the "Official Carrier version",....I'm running 10.2.0.1725 now!

Sparro

Im already running the leaked... hopefully the official will bring a surprise or two. But know BlackBerry, I won't expect the official to drop till October 31st. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jackwaldon

Very cool. But since I'm on Verizon, I'll probably be waiting until Valentine's day?

RabM

Excellent, but please fix BB Link too! Especially for mac...

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ital1

Will the Leak team get access to the production 10.2 build from the UK carriers that are launching the Z30 next week? :)

LuayS

10.2, maybe Oct 2nd :)

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Sheaner19

That would be a nice b day gift for me :)

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DayGloZ10

I'm kind of excited about on-screen editing instead of waiting for that side menu to show up. Lock Screen Notifications are going to rock the whole system, though.

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sentano

kind of late...
Finally the leak became official?

biznessninja

I just hope it comes with an updated Facebook that is par to is and android cause our fb app sucks!!! Otherwise looking forward to 10.2!

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Son Trinh Ngoc

Actually, the custom ringtone and notification is not running correctly.
So hope it will be fixed in official 10.2

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bbfanboi

What about geo-zoning? :) I was looking for more leading edge features.

Apparently it also has an Android 4.2.2 runtime with hardware acceleration!

lovelyjhelo

Hope that the stl-100-1. . . . . .include for 10.2 updates.

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dbeddie15

Toast notifications are hands down the best part of 10.2. They could really improve the lock screen notifications in my opinion. They look unappealing and it would be nice if clicking on the notification would, ya know, actually take you straight to the message. Another beef I have with bb10 in general is no access to the top bezel settings from everywhere. What's the point if I have to exit to the home screen first then swipe down from the top to have "quick" access to my wifi/bluetooth/sounds settings? iOS and android seem to have figured this out, why can't blackberry? Perhaps a small gripe but IMO there's no excuse for these things in the latest and greatest BlackBerry has to offer. Not to mention the features in 10.2 should have been on BB10 devices when they launched. Smh.

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anon5775386

I'm confident, that Swisscom will publish it very soon. Usually they are really fast.

Posted via CB 10 on a Swisscom Z10

yvpan1

come on TELSTRA, come on!!!

tonyrenier

Sprint should roll it out by February or March!

07thking

I can't wait for a rogers or tmobile one to pop up in the forums. Because waiting on US carriers is just too painful.

Photos captured using BlackBerry devices - C00016D81

DuexNoir

Awesome! I can't wait!!

Posted via CB10 on my Z10

Siteblndr

I have a Q10 with SQN100-3. What's the latest leak that I can install on it?

Thanks Crackberry

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Sheaner19

10.2.1.200 is the latest but brings back the pin watermarks. If your not ok with this there is 10.2.0.1725 leak.

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TioPepe78

I don't get the 10.1 MR yet, does anyone knows when will it be available in Latin America?

craigdh1

Let's get it moving.... I can't wait any longer!!!

xamdam

This sucks as it should be released Now Now Now.

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SC457

So around January 2014 for AT&T for my Q10... hope it hits next month though.

itiswhatitisnt

finally a official release. I wish BlackBerry were more media friendly with release dates and marketing. BECAUSE THERE PHONES ARE THE BEST!

#BB4L

grzetim

So Verizon release will be a week before 10.3 comes out right? ;)

mestrada

Who cares about 10.2... i'm ready for 10.3!!!

BGK

(grin) sounds good

dslocumb

For Verizon, I'm sure that means some time in 2014!

Savior4Life

Good Lord! Why does everything with BBRY have to be so vague...?

sxchan

I hope Verizon doesn't wait as long as they did with 10.1

Random question - there might be a better forum for it, but thought I would start here. Is BBRY working on fixing the ability to send a larger video file? Since we are limited to 6 MB?

ranzabar

Verizon.......hangs head low

Posted via my BlackBerry Z10

Randeman

I want the whole meal deal. Sooner, rather than later.

castano22

Coming to Verizon in fall 2015.

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allwi

Woohoo - I hope that Australia is again in the first rollout :)

shyne1101

BlackBerry you need to push this update out sooner I've been waiting since June for this update and makes me really mad the ios7 came out before the 10.2 update so please from a blackberry lover stop slacking and put it out there

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huyuk

I from Belgium en this update is not have..

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thekidshop

Panoramic camera?? Thought I heard that this included

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J_R_TheMotorMan

I wanna b able to start a text to ANY # within the phone app. That is long press on the # and see the text icon pop up where the add contact icon does. Not press the info icon and then have to press text; like u currently have to.

Posted via Q10 from somewhere deep in the abyss that is the BlackDragon! -OOLONG

Sheaner19

Boo ya!

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CassaraRadio

Here's betting AT&T will release it the day before we learn who bought BBRY.

aquaboi924

I'm sure it will be next year in Singapore. Just got THE update today for the 10.1. Jeez.

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beantownwindsorite

Can't wait for October 4

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chern

excuse my ignorance, but is it possible that once the first official 10.2 is released, someone like the great and powerful BerryLeaks, make an official 10.2 leak outloader so that those who want it can have it and not suffer the time waiting game? i'm loving 10.2.1047 on my STL-1, but it does have some bugs and the whole hotspot thing ain't working.

MozThaGreat

Some of us will have a nice surprise Halloween morning. The rest of us will have to wait for St. Nick. Oh well can't wait.

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Spencerdl

With Verizon track record, it will probably be the last day in October.....ohboy here we go again

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andicried76

Hello! Being a European Blackberry lover, have insatlled your leaked 10.2.0.1047 which is running greatly on m y Q10, unfortunately I do not see the 'upgrade' tab on it. How do we sort it out when eventually new carrier 10.2 OS gets released? Thanks!

Rob757

This is what I've been waiting for. Great news. Now, let the waiting begin!!!

BBQ10/Forever!!!!

lev874

When is the update coming for my playbook?

BGK

Looking forward to it.

rajdeep.malhi

Will we start seeing BlackBerry 10.3 or even BlackBerry 11 leaks in the coming months now?

Protocol 2001

Question: Why is Apple able to release their new OS (iOS7 in this case) to all iPhone users all at one time, yet BlackBerry (OS 10.2) get's a staged release after carriers have approved it?

Does Apple simply wait for all carriers before releasing whereas BB let's carriers release individually when they're ready?

pididipop

My sad story...I cracked the top of my z10 screen and can no longer swipe down from the top. Therefore I cannot install any new OS because of the practice gesture part. Blackberry please allow a bypass to get past this! The phone still works well for almost all apps, sometimes I need to go to landscape, but that's okay. Current screen replacement cost is $350, which almost floored me. I could try to replace it myself at a cost of about $150. But for ow I just want to be able to get past the gesture practice screens (as appear on leaked 4.2 versions).

Bravo-_-

Install a android settings bar file.. and that will take you straight the the blackberry settings.

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MeGuiness

im running the latest leak, what happens when my carrier launches 10.2? will my phone recognize it or do i have to keep the leak i have installed?

arthropod88

nothing if the Leak is greater than the Official OS. If the Official is newer, you will get the update...

SamWilli

I will be waiting....

arthropod88

Grab a leak... Works great!!

sjsavva

Still no contacts groups?? If not ...I'm off.

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KN2577Z10

Please don't tell me that I'll have to wait til the last day of OCT. I want it early so that I can compare BB10 10.2 with iOS7

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fauseeyah

Can't wait

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fanisk

Great news ! haven't noticed this as I was excited with the Z 30 !

swtnotZ10

Finally! Now that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, I can sleep.

Emrahyildirim

When is 10.2 Upgrade to Turkey

dilsayess

i think mid of october is passed but no any sign to look 10.2 arrival....???????????

Brian Hope

I understand October, but what year for the US Carriers?