This is the kind of news I like to see just in time to kick off the weekend. Over in India it seems that good old BlackBerry 10 has been put through its paces along with it's competition from iOS, Android and Windows Phone and has come out on top!

Although you regular readers of the site will be looking forward to running BlackBerry 10.3 soon, if you have not tried a leak, it's 10.2 that has been awarded the title of World's Best Mobile OS by Digit, which is India's biggest tech magazine.

If 10.2 has kicked the competition into touch, think what potential we have with 10.3 lurking around the corner. The BlackBerry Passport and Classic can't come soon enough.

Press Release

MUMBAI, INDIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 22, 2014) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, announced today that the BlackBerry(R) 10.2 operating system (OS) has been named 'The World's Best Mobile OS' by Digit, India's largest selling technology magazine.

Digit staff conducted a performance test of the BlackBerry 10.2 OS, Android 4.4, iOS 7.1.2 and Windows Phone 8.1 operating systems. The BlackBerry 10.2 OS won the overall test with a rating of 56.91 - the highest amongst all of the latest major operating systems that are available in the market today. The BlackBerry 10.2 OS was also judged to be the best OS for email, contact management, calling, photography, search and video.

"This was by far the most comprehensive test we have ever done, as the Digit Test Centre spent over 400 man-hours, meticulously checking over a thousand individual parameters for each OS, in order to arrive at a true and unbiased answer to the question, 'What's the World's best mobile OS out of the box?' By winning five of the ten aspects we tested for, BlackBerry OS 10.2 is a deserved winner of the title," said Robert Sovereign-Smith, Executive Editor, Digit.

The month-long comparison test was based on various OS capabilities including browsing, e-mail, messaging, settings and customization, managing contacts and calling, photography, notifications, lock screen capability, search and video capture.(i)

"We are extremely excited with the results of the test, as it is a testament to our commitment to provide the best experience to our consumers, without compromise," said Sunil Lalvani, Managing Director, BlackBerry India. BlackBerry 10.2 OS is built on a solid foundation, providing consumers with a host of innovative features like the powerful BlackBerry Hub, to help them be as productive as possible at work and on-the-go."