BlackBerry OS 10.2 rollout starting this week

By Adam Zeis on 23 Oct 2013 08:17 am EDT
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Whoa and whoa. As if BBM wasn't enough to make this week crazy, BlackBerry has announced that they will be starting the OS 10.2 rollout this week as well. The details are still a bit sparse but it looks like the wait will soon be over for many users.

There's no word on exact dates or carriers just yet - so this is what we have to go by:

  • Africa: Starting this week
  • Asia Pacific: Starting this week
  • Canada: Starting this week
  • Europe: Starting this week
  • Latin America: Starting in November
  • Middle East: Starting this week
  • US: Starting this winter

We're crossing our fingers that everything goes smoothly and there isn't too much waiting involved (we're looking at you US carriers). As a refresher, here's the full list of what's new in OS 10.2 so you can start getting excited. 

When the update is available on your carrier you should see a notification or you can check manually under Settings > Software Updates.

Be sure to drop a comment with your carrier if you do get an update.

Press Release

BlackBerry OS 10.2 Begins Roll Out

More Reasons to Love your BlackBerry 10 Smartphone

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - October 23, 2013) - BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY)(TSX: BB) today announced that BlackBerry® 10 OS version 10.2 will begin rolling out to customers starting this week through their carriers in Europe, Canada, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, with other countries to follow. The update will be available for the BlackBerry® Z10, BlackBerry® Q10 and BlackBerry® Q5 smartphones.

BlackBerry OS 10.2 introduces new features that will help you be more productive and stay better connected. It includes hundreds of new refinements that make the things you do every day faster and easier. Here are just some of the new features you're going to love in BlackBerry OS 10.2:

Priority Hub

Keep your important conversations closer than ever with the new BlackBerry® Priority Hub. Always at your fingertips, Priority Hub learns what conversations are most important to you and automatically puts those messages at the top of your inbox, helping you to stay focused on the most important items. The new attachment view helps you find files and documents across your messaging accounts and within specific message threads.

BBM Video with Natural Sound

BBM™ Video has always allowed you to have a live face-to-face conversation. Now, with BlackBerry® Natural Sound, BBM Video and Voice conversations between BlackBerry 10 smartphones sound more natural and realistic. It's the next best thing to being in the same room. BlackBerry Natural Sound captures a wider sound spectrum, so you can hear subtle nuances that are lost in most cellular calls.

Instant Previews of BBM, SMS and Email from any app

BBM, SMS and E-mail messages now find you no matter what you are doing on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. Email, BBM and SMS message previews now appear in any app - you can even respond to your BBM or SMS messages in any app, or go to the BlackBerry Hub with a single swipe to respond to your email. Perfect for keeping the conversation going while you browse the web, watch a video, or use other apps. Of course, you can tailor notifications to the way you work to ensure you're only notified as much as you want to be.

BlackBerry Keyboard

The smartphone keyboard that knows your next move just got even smarter. With personalized next word suggestion, auto-correction, and the distinctive BlackBerry keyboard layout, we've built this keyboard to help you have conversations with speed and accuracy. And on the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Z30, improved audio feedback with distinct tones for specific keys like backspace and shift help you type more confidently because you'll have more reassurance you've hit the right key.

Copy and Paste Enhancements

Copy and paste just got easier. BlackBerry 10.2 gives you more precise cursor control and text selection is now easier. Once you select text, a pop-up menu gives you editing options and direct sharing with BBM, Facebook and Twitter - so you can quickly copy, paste and share.

Faster, Easier Sharing

BlackBerry 10.2 learns how you share and who you share with, helping you reduce the number of steps and amount of time it takes to get your files, photos, or documents to where they need to go. Touching "share" in any app provides suggestions on who and how to share your files based on who you've shared with in the past, and the feature only gets smarter the more you use it.

Lock Screen Notifications

When the red light on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone starts blinking, you don't have to unlock the phone to see your message. Take a peek at the latest email, text, BBM, or notification right from the lock screen to see if that's the message you've been waiting for or one that can wait a while. You can customize which accounts appear on the lock screen and scroll over the icons to display the sender and subject line.

Reply Now

Reply Now lets you respond to incoming phone calls, even when it's not a good time to answer the phone. Easily send a response through BBM, SMS or email - choose from a list of standard automated responses or respond with a personalized note. Perfect for ensuring that important contacts are always given your attention.

Calendar Enhancements

BlackBerry Calendar now comes with an 'I'm running late' function so you can instantly let meeting participants know if you'll be late. You can even specify a new time in your notification. A redesigned interface makes adding an event easier, so managing your time is simpler.

For more information about BlackBerry 10, visit www.blackberry.com/blackberry10OS.

683 comments

DrHamedz

First. Finally

Posted from my Z10

DisturbedRocks31

Want a cookie?

AND LOOOOOL! Us gets it "starting this winter" hahaha

firsttimecaller

Sorry for hijacking, but has someone mentioned if there is a fix to group chat not working on stock q10s?
thank you ahead of time.

jc dla

UPDATE IS OUT! TELUS CANADA :D

Posted via CB10

jc dla

I'm so excited, dun dun dun dun
and I just can't hide it, dun dun dun dun (oh no no no no!)
I'm about to lose control and I think I like it (uhoooo yeaaahh!!)

Posted via CB10

bookiegb

Update is out on ROGERS :)

wilsonryanp

Just Checked, didn't realize this was happening today!!!! Bell Z10 showing 10.2 update!!!! :)

gridlonk12

Yes, please send to 156 Red Light District, Amsterdam.

From the 9700 Bold2 to via CB10

slagman5

*sigh* yes, came here to say this... It's like "WOW this week?? That's greaaaa.... oh, starting this Winter... yay..."

XDrew42

Could technically be Feb or March. I'm still using leaks. For ever.

Posted via CB10

BlackBerrari

Don't worry... "Winter is coming"... soon... very soon ;-)

Posted via CB10

slagman5

I might see the next season of Game of Thrones before getting 10.2, lol.

BionicKris

Hopefully it's on the first day of winter..
;-)

Posted via CB10

Notcho

Lol

Sent from The Legendary Zed10

drmike

Do you get a gold star for your mommy for that post?

Posted via CB10

LBxLuigi

Honestly.. thats very deceptive "starting this winter...2014"

Posted via CB10

Eskibo

Well, winter spans from December to February soooo....

ibpluto

technically until March 21st ...........

slagman5

Well, I live in South Florida, "winter" is barely winter and it lasts about a week. So...

Clinto

I think by "Winter", they mean when Hell sees Winter.

tvst28

Ha!

Posted from my Z10 running 10.2.0.1743

Dave79

Winter ends in March 21st but technically they only said starting this winter but they could easily finish the following winter 2015..we cant rule this out.

BB Adict

I agree. There is a mountain of difference between "this week" and "this winter. "

Addict for 10 years, but it may be time to get off this drug.

seascape

Except in the United States... grrr....

FrankDLR1972

Coming Soon™ Presented by BlackBerry®

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Eskibo

Why would he get one for his mommy? She has nothing to do with this.

donaldblair

Is that a thing? To be first to post? Nice to be back in a sandbox I suppose...

From RIM950 to z10: I'm an original RIM user.

slagman5

Yes, it is a thing, among people who feel the desperate need for attention. It's nothing new, get used to it. :-)

QuIcKsIlV3r

another goof with under a year thinks its cool to post first.... GET A LIFE!!

Anthony Roberts 1985

Honestly man.....shut up!!!!! your more annoying than anyone on here

Posted via CB10

QuIcKsIlV3r

ahh bro, judging from your name, you are 27 or 28yrs old, you mad bro that I'm older and wiser and call out lame pathetic first posts? being that old and seeing your profile, you make the internet stupider with first comments and sticking up for the stupid pathetic first posters

slagman5

You know what's also annoying? Grammar Nazi's.

*You're ;-)

jvinp

Plural of "Nazi" would be "Nazis"

Posted via CB10 on my BlackBerry Z10 on Rogers.

slagman5

See what I mean? Sooooo annoying... :-D

(Not to mention Grammar Nazis is a fragment and not a complete sentence either...)

sbx9900

does your comment for him to get a life contribute anything to the discussion of the article?

gg22

Congratulations! Well done!

scott.deagan

I envy you. One day, it will be I who is first!! Mark my words.

Posted via CB10

gridlonk12

2nd

From the 9700 Bold2 to via CB10

drewread

Aka the first loser... ;)

#GetWithBB10 Channel @ C000D7228

Supply.Chain

LMAO....

Posted via CB10

BlackBerrari

Hehehe...!

Posted via CB10

Hidjk

Just looked on my Z10 to see if it's there...

And yes it is, I know what I will be doing when I get home today.

10.2 here I come...

(I'm on Rogers)

www.livingtruth.ca www.carm.org

destroyandroid

Been looking forward to the 10.2 improvements for some time!

Posted via CB10

Kingdmen

Canada. Rogers. It's here!

Posted via CB10

Tigerr

Thanks. I'm download as we speak.

itiswhatitisnt

Finally! Hope this isnt a stunt.

Waheed hussin

can't wait!

Posted via BlackBerry Z10.

jayemmbee

Lol @ USA

Posted via CB10

Jahcure

Lol this winter, wow.

Posted via CB10

gregorylkelly

It is absurd that it takes so long. I just don't get why Apple is able to control their releases...it's not like they have superior quality control. Every major iOS release has required an immediate fix for a major security flaw.

You would think the carriers would push the Apple competitors (BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and Android to a lesser extent) onto their customers to try and get back some of the control Apple is able to demand. Competition would only help the carriers, yet they seem to do everything they can to minimize the competition to just two companies (Apple and Samsung).

/end rant

Posted via my Z10

macberry33

BlackBerry used to be the king of smartphones. Now the market is unfamiliar territory for them.

mnc76

To use a Seinfeldian reference: "BlackBerry has no hand" with the carriers anymore :(

I support BB10, NOT BB Management!

breakingpoint0

Agreed with what some others have said: Apple can demand it because they more or less control the market place with the carriers in their pockets. Look at the agreements the carriers have to sign(buying X number of product a year, guaranteed), I would bet in their contracts it states Apple has to control the software rollout. Either that or the carriers let Apple do the testing, so they do it all in house and don't have to send anything to the carriers to begin with.

BB10QNX

Acutally, aren't they in the carriers pocket$?

theRock1975

I love how blackberry is selling direct now. Screw the carriers.

Bbry should make a $99 media player device like an ipod touch. Seriously, I now have wifi at work, at home, at the coffee shop I go... if everyone could just use bbm for messaging, voice and video, we wouldn't have to pay for such things as international texting, callerid...

Posted via CB10

mastermike87

Do you remember the Microsoft Zune? BBRY would get murdered if they tried that. Apple spent countless dollars to promote the ipod and it's because of the ipod that they're in the position they currently are. Ain't nobody going to stop that !

Posted via CB10

drewread

I'm not going to say BlackBerry would be the people to do it... but never say never. Even Kings fall ;)

#GetWithBB10 Channel @ C000D7228

theRock1975

No I'm thinking something new. You know those data usb devices that you plug into laptop? What if you had your 99$ qnx device bridge thru that? Zune and ipod were never capable of that. Bbry already bridged the Playbook. Carriers weren't to happy with that. ATT even blocked the functionality.

Posted via CB10

donaldblair

The device alone is capable of doing that. There'd be little point to creating a device similar to what apphell did to the itouch. It wouldn't succeed. All BlackBerry needs to do is create smart accessories. Like a dock to use between a z10, z30 and PlayBook: the inputs for usb and hdmi are in the same place. It would be nice to have one dock for all three devices.

The other comment was right: zune was a waste of microsoft's money. Anything like that by BlackBerry would effectively kill them off.

From RIM950 to z10: I'm an original RIM user.

Crispin in Waterloo

Docking solutions will all be soft. The Z30 has wireless charging. It can just as easily dock using BT. If the TV has BT there is no need for the HDMI cable. A BT keyboard and mouse or touchpad and the computer is no longer needed as a connecting agent. Run cloud-based programmes and you don't even need much storage. That is what mobile computing is about.

slagman5

I don't know, maybe all of your friends are rich, but I don't have a single friend who has a tv that supports that. I have a micro-HDMI cable that I keep in my car, I use that to connect my phone to their TV's. Nobody has a "smart" tv that I know, and I know I wouldn't be able to afford one anytime soon...

bsirvio

I remember Microsoft Zune. That device, if properly marketed and featured, would have taken out the iPod. I had both a first gen Zune and an early gen iPod, and the Zune lasted longer, had a far better UI, better battery life and took any number of hard shots.

Wait. This sounds famili...oh. Crap.

W Hoa

An inexpensive device with an OS that is BBM centric with messaging, voice and video and uses wifi. All your communications on a small, inexpensive, portable device and carrier independant. In fact, no carrier required. Maybe.

theRock1975

Yeah take out all the lte, cdma ect. Chip sets and put a wifi/bluetooth only one and it could be done for really really cheap.

Posted via CB10

jlaureys

This is a great idea!!! I read Crackberry commnets/forums on a regular basis and it's rare that I see an idea worth commenting on. This one is worth a second thought! Obviously 911 emergency calls are required by the CRTC, but the iPod touch didn't have such issues (I don't think). I think WiFi only devices may be the way of the future. At least until we dumb pipes...which will likely never happen in NA because the carriers have too much power.

gregorylkelly

BBM became so popular because of the "always on" aspects of it. People could sign out of other messaging clients (email, AIM, ICQ, Yahoo, etc...) which made less reliable for important or urgent messages. With BBM, the sender knows that the recipient will get the message quickly almost all the time. The second BBM goes to non cellular devices is when BBM loses that reliability imo.

Posted via my Z10

DStLouis

This will probably became this way, but at least not here in Canada. CRTC are ruling that out. Phone services are considered here as an essential services, whereas they must provide a safe and reliable 911 support all all time.
Today VOIP did not meet that aspect. We still can't get Skype number in Canada, probably because they don't want citizen to switch exclusively to such services, that did not meet minimum expectation.

We will see how that coming in the future..

Posted via CB10

theRock1975

We have e911. You just need to update your address when you move.

Posted via CB10

mnhockeycoach99

I'm considering buying a Z10 on eBay for $200 so I can use it essentially as an iPod Touch to go along with my Q10. I also want it to tinker with the OS without totally crashing my main device. I'm curious if BB10 devices will run off of wifi only like my old 9900 does?

Posted via CB10

always3rd

The Z10 will....at least mine did. I had it for about a week before actually inserting my sim into it. I wanted to get to know the device before relying on it daily. I used the wifi exclusively and had no issues with the device out side of making calls.

Crispin in Waterloo

They run on wifi. If you turn off that cell radio and connect to wifi you get your mail and BBM, GTalk and so on. It is actually an internet phone with GSM/LTE connectivity.

mnhockeycoach99

Nice!!! Would you recommend that I register it with the same BBID as my Q10 so I can keep apps, etc... or should I set it up with a new BBID?

Posted via CB10

slagman5

I would say use a new BBID. Because there are some things that can only use one device per ID at a time like BBM.

NickMcBride

Love the thought of that!

Posted via CB10 (My amazing Q10)

slagman5

Honestly, why would you need that? I don't understand ANYONE who buys a mp3 player now... I have all of my songs on my BlackBerry Q10 and use that as my mp3 player. Never had an issue...

Jim Wolfson

Because there's nothing like a well-designed digital player for the best sound.

My Cowon J3 is the best audio player I've ever heard, and it's almost 3 years old - they used a great design and the best components. You can easily hear the difference with quality headphones.

Of course, if you only listen to the sludge passed off as "music" these days, you can get by with any junk off the rack at a gas station to play it - makes no difference.

slagman5

Lol, no need to be such a snob about it. Not everyone is an audiophile, doesn't mean they don't appreciate good music. I give you a challenge, download Neutron Music Player for your BB10 phone and use those nice headphones. Tell me how it sounds. It improves the sound quality from the phone's stock player by a lot.

slagman5

Hey, that's not nice, punk...

suganda tolib

I always luv my z10

Posted via CB10

flexja

Yesssss!!!!!! I'm about to fall in love with my z10 all over again.

Posted by z10 boss

John Gee

:-)

My ZeeTen strikes again! (Z10STL100-3/10.1.0.2354)

prescott19

Very happy. Click that update button over and over.

Straight from the Z10 in my hands.

dale-c

I hope T-Mobile gets on the ball and gets this out asap.

Posted via CB10

djsrt

I'm in Canada and I cannot believe that the US is getting screwed over like that. Brutal wait times for OS updates.

Is there a way for them to get a sideloadable version of the official release?

Posted via CB10

drewread

They can blame their carriers for the delays in both their hardware and software release schedules.

As for a loadable version.. the gold release was leaked here quite some time ago...

#GetWithBB10 Channel @ C000D7228

Playbook007

They get screwed because their carriers are in bed with Apple and Samsung. Can't be mad at BlackBerry.

Trolls should be forced to use BB10!

Tyler Nellissen

Ugh Winter!

Posted via CB10

birdman_38

Gotta feel for the BB10 owners in the States.

davinci4real

Yeeeeeesssss!!!!! Been waiting for this!....and nobody should just shout on my head to go and install a leak. my Z10 is too new to start installing leaks. Maybe after some months :D

From Zuri my Z10.

Paunngaq

My Z10 wasn't even a month old when I started installing leaks, lol risky I know but I love this stuff :D

Z10 with OS 10.2.0.1791

lostloco2k

What's with all the comments about being first? I take it you were one of the cool kids in school! Lmao

I hope the new update will make my BB10 work a lot better :)

Posted via CB10

davinci4real

I feel sorry for my US people again ( ._.)

From Zuri my Z10.

avatsaev

I feel sorry for us, we should've get it 3 month ago, remember? "10.2 release summer 2013"

macberry33

This an example of how a company is trying to gain market share. And then they asked why they are loosing their US market.

Posted via CB10

seascape

I don't think the slowness of the 10.2 update is the reason BlackBerry's marketshare is sinking. Try downright terrible marketing and a major misreading of the demand for the Z10.

IAmSeun

Whoa!!!! Can't wait for the official version!! Running the leak and it's awesome!!!!!

Posted via CB10

Olijimcha

Look forward to it, although being with EE it may still be a while...

Posted via CB10

peregrineay

winter :( well winter is coming... soon... winter = dec/jan/feb...

dtarin

March 2014 at the earliest. Last day of winter is March 19.

Posted via CB10

R1cowl

Winter is coming. +1 (GOT)

Posted via CB10

atribecalledx

ROFL...this winter...oh man that's funny
Sorry Yankee Doodles.

Posted via CB10

BlackJack-21

Yes! I feel it it my bones. For being. Canadian Company I think we should her priority :p

DjDante

USA this winter, good thing I have an unlock device.

Posted via CB10

walnuts1024

Only hoping that I don't lose my clash of clans save with the upgrade. Have missed the last few leaks because I don't want to flash the phone.

Posted via CB10

rnhld

So I'm guessing this means no 10.2 for US until feb/march 2014?

Posted via CB10

Acumenight

Finally!!! Sweet!

Posted via Z10

Taigatrommel

I am not from the US, but I really pitty you guys over there. Everybody gets 10.2 this week or next month, everybody but the US. "This winter" could also mean you'll have to wait until 2014 to get the update. I really, really don't understand what's the problem with the carriers over there. Seriously, the rest of the world gets the update more or less in time, just the US is waaaaay behind.

Posted via the awesome Blackberry Q10

kupfernigk

US carriers just don't want to sell the product of a non-US company? (Samsung is just too big to ignore).

lnichols

And I guess that Sony, HTC, LG, etc are also too big to ignore? Ignorant comment. This has nothing to do with the carriers, and it has to do with BlackBerry making it available to them. Why do you think that the 10.2 rollout is almost identical to the launch of BB10. BB is staggering the releases intentionally which is why Asia got it first, then Europe, NEA, and Canada, then latin America and then the US. US also unfortunately has Verizon and Sprint with Albatross CDMA networks that require special hardware to support and BlackBerry doesn't have the balls to release to AT&T and T-Mobile first without having product/software available for the Verizon and Sprint so as not to offend them. They are probably working out the bugs elsewhere and want to make sure that they don't have another reboot debacle like they had with the BB10 launch devices.

Also this inability of BlackBerry to be able to properly support the USA markets more unique requirements just again shows that the company can't walk and chew gum at the same time. They obviously don't have the people and/or the talent (and I think both given the recent history of debacles out of Waterloo) to support a global release or maintenance of a product.

drewread

Not the case at all. The carriers have held back the hardware and software releases in the US... right from the get go.

In fact they almost didn't get the phones at all because of some dealings down there...

#GetWithBB10 Channel @ C000D7228

lnichols

The Verizon Z10 didn't get FCC approval until March 2013, and even thought the T-Mobile and AT&T version did get approved in Dec 2012/January 2013, so the entire US launch was held up until the Verizon model cleared, and low and behold they also got a white exclusive. Verizon and Sprint require different versions of the phone than most of the rest of the world uses. This obviously shows that the Verizon model was the last to be developed and therefore is behind in software development too because the radio stacks, etc, will be different. AT&T and T-Mobile can use the same devices developed for Canadian carriers. BlackBerry has obviously worked out deals with Verizon, and likely now Sprint since they will be carrying the Z30, that they won't release to the AT&T or T-Mobile versions until they have the others ready and FCC Approved. BlackBerry would have made this deal, not AT&T or T-Mobile, who I'm sure would love to have a three month head start on selling a new device over two of their competitors, but BlackBerry has made a decision of #BB10.2USA4None apparently until they can release the Z30 and BB10.2 for all.

So yes this is a conscience decision by BlackBerry to work out a deal of nothing for the US until all the big four carriers can be on level playing field.

wincyUt

Oh please don't kid yourself with your unsubstantiated argument. Tell me, what has BlackBerry got to benefit from withholding simultaneous release of the OS updates? Is it financially beneficial to BlackBerry, eh?
US carriers are the culprit for this shenanigan. Even African carriers are able to step up to plate, despite the infrastructural problems they have in that continent.
If the US carriers want to rectify this issue, they can with no sweat. Your US carriers are playing the ALMIGHTY and ought to be ashamed of themselves. BlackBerry is not a punching bag simply because times are rough.
Travel the world and become enlightened. The USA is no longer the "be it and end all".

Genghis2k3

Ahhh. There it is! Gotta love how the (somewhat) latent anti-US sentiment occasionally seeps through, while commenting on a tech blog site. I assume you're responding to Inichols, so I have to ask - did you not fully understand his post?

Are you suggesting that the roll-out is not intentionally staggered by BlackBerry (for whatever reason)? Also, did you miss his mention of US carrier-specific requirements, with which BlackBerry must contend? That's not blaming BlackBerry, it's a fact. It may very well be both financially and reputationally beneficial to avoid releasing the OS to one US carrier before the other.

The poster did take a swipe at BlackBerry and indirectly at Waterloo/Canada, but don't you kid yourself. Perhaps the most prevalent unsubstantiated argument on this topic involves the notion of "shenanigans" in play. Here's a fact:
I never received the MR update,but my Verizon issued Z10 never had most of the 10.1 issues this release was intended to cure. For that matter, the original 10.0 had few of the issues expressed by others. So while you may think the USA is no longer the be it and end all [sic], perhaps the US carriers are - with regard to quality assurance. And perhaps the inability to meet these known superior US carrier standards vs passing the sieve-like quality checkpoints of their northern counterparts SHOULD be blamed on BlackBerry and its labor force at this point. ;-)

JK with that last sentence, but quite serious about the rest.

jstirtzinger

Sorry, but that's not the case...the carriers have BB by the short & curly's on this one.

theRock1975

It gives Apple time to catch up. The colorful people only got decent multitasking a few weeks ago.

Posted via CB10

Aziz Zaki

I'm in Saudi Arabia

Posted via CB10

MrMos

Been a long time coming

Posted via CB10

W Hoa

Thanks for the shout out

PhilipDZ

Seriously... this winter????? fu*k it!

Posted via CB10

Boldover

Let's go Koodo!!!!!!!!

Posted via CB10

redsaph

The worst thing is it says "starting". I want to kill my carrier over and over and over again. #ItsOnlyAFigureOfSpeechNSANeedNotWorry

Posted via CB10 * Z10STL100-1/10.1.0.4633 * Globe PH

jay_men

Feel sorry for our US friends. Seriously, why does it take the most "advanced" country a significant time to roll out these OS updates compared to others? Makes me wonder if there are NSA / homeland security requirements that the US carriers have to implement with their bloatware to meet certain obligations ...

jstirtzinger

I know I shake my head as well. Makes no sense!

zee3p0

Yeah what is up with the us always getting the shaft on BlackBerry

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nevertoofar

Genial!

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sklotz2000

Winter? That should make Verizon very happy. They have plenty of time then... Winter solstice is December 21, 2013 to March 20, 2014.
Note to self: March 19, 2014 watch for 10.2 update from Verizon.

ramaputra

march 2014, we will have 10.3 ...

seascape

Ha. Love your comment. The solstice is only one day, though. After that the days start getting longer in the northern hemisphere. :)

jrohland

Even though I'm in the states, I have a Rogers SIM so I can get it as soon as Rogers releases it. Come on Rogers get off your a$$!

darkhorse55

Hi jrohland! How does that work with th Rogers sim card. Would it work with a Telus card

Jelly -Bean

Telus has already released it :)

Posted via CB10

sjmartin007

What the hell does winter mean?

Posted from the most powerful smartphone,z10

Taigatrommel

This winter can be anything from mid-december '13 to mid-march '14.

Posted via the awesome Blackberry Q10

birdman_38

Nothing will happen around Christmas so pretty much between January 6 to March 21.

critanime

Winter is coming.....

Posted with a red Q5!

SapphireEcstasy

SMH @ US ;(

Posted via Q10

Wolf35Nine

The 10.2 leak runs great. So far so good. I've used most of the features listed above. It's really worth it!

Posted via CB10

OutWithEric

Come on, T-Mobile!

Posted via CB10

davidmcromano

That's who i'm waiting on too!

SapphireEcstasy

Hopefully... just hopefully T-Mobile beats everyone to the punch just a little bit earlier then "Winter........"

Posted via Q10

Daniel Montanaro

Awesome. Looking forward to it.

privateeyes

As usual U.S left for last the red headed step child

Posted via CB10

privateeyes

To all ATT users start calling them as of now

Posted via CB10

deadcowboy

I'll be calling Verizon today

seascape

They will sell the Z30 with 10.2 preloaded months before they let Q10 and Z10 owners update, I'll bet.

mohawk apple

How bout if my Z10 is unlocked will i be getting the update? Dam i hope so!

Elessar.cm

The update roll-out is determined by your carrier, even though your device is unlocked. If you have a Rogers sim, you'll get the update with the rest of the Rogers customers.

JRF_1986

I was about to ask the same question, thanks!

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bbmtna

And I just installed my first leak this past weekend

Posted via CB10

Zmain

Let the good times rolls baby.

There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

CobaltTiNor

Shall be? Lol should make that past tense

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bmanchi

Great. It's so sweet on the Z30, looking forward to getting the official release on my Q10.

I'm guessing that the dark theme will be reinstated?

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CobaltTiNor

Not surprising US is last, but I was hoping to see more for 10.2 like having my personalized ringtone/notifications for contacts, to me that's even more important than lockscreen notifications etc. If my ringtone are functional I no longer have to take the phone off my hip or run across the room to see if it's the message I'm waiting for. But I'll take this for now, atleast it's progress.

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sandman61377

Um, I can do that now. For phone calls, emails, and BBM's. Not for texts, though. :/

critanime

I can also do this for texts.

Posted with a red Q5!

Asuhmiaseh

Do we not already have this? Unless I misunderstood, I have assigned different ring tones or music to different contacts.

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davidmcromano

Everywhere else is starting this week but the US is staring in the winter?? What in gods name is up with that load of bologna

Gajja

The US market behaviour says it does not like BBRY. Much of the rest of the the world is more friendly to BBRY. We all treat our friends nicest. I guess BBRY does the same.

spacemanspork

Only a moron treats the person (s)he wants to be friends with like crap though. You better believe RIM wants to be friends with the US even if the US turned its back on them.

I'm going to just have to install the leak after all. Only reason I didn't was cuz I thought they'd follow thru with October.

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Gajja

Word is the 10.2.0. leak is sound. Have fun.

sebstarr

Sweet! Anyone running the leak know if it helps with battery life on the z10?

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deltact

It did for me. It didn't double it, but I can now make it through my 18-20 waking hours on a single charge with brightness at minimum, if I don't do too much Web surfing.

Posted via Z10 on the best touchscreen keyboard.

sebstarr

Thanks!

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world traveler and former ceo

awesome!!!!! great week for Blackberry!!!

MultiDoc

Any idea which exact 10.2 version will be the one released?

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Siya10

Yeeeeeeeah!

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Merboy6969

Does anyone know which build?

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R Field

1791 is what it is supposedly. Excited for this. Seriously US users load the 10.2 leak it's the same thing don't be held hostage by your carrier.

CB10 - Z10 -10.2.0.1725

juacas

So I guess is not that cool to live in the US anymore. Thank hod I'm in Colombia!

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macberry33

For Colombia the update is in November (that is if your carrier -movistar, tigo, claro, uff, etc let it pass-, while most of the world get their update this week.

BBZ10wannabe

It's beyond frustrating for my American friends I'm sure. BB should really just unlock all US phones for free and do OTA updates from Canada similar to the PlayBook updates and the US carriers can take as long as they please or not bother.

Any word from those that are running the leaks if the side loaded Netflix I got from the forums for 10.1 running without a Debug token will keep working? It's the only side loaded program I actually use..

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pould

I agree wholeheartedly. This USA protectionist bullshit should cause an investigation by DOJ. Not fair at all to US consumers.

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seascape

Gives us an excuse to visit Canada and stick in a SIM from a carrier up there. My Verizon Q10 can operate on the Canadian carriers' frequencies, no problemo.

sgt50

For U.S. is that Canadian Winter or U.S.?

Paunngaq

Lol I laughed at that joke, good one

Z10 with OS 10.2.0.1791

j1m0h

Lol have to love how the USA Gets bitch slapped ;p

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R Field

Buy a Canadian SIM card if your phone is unlocked to get the update.

CB10 - Z10 -10.2.0.1725

Zeyad520

Updating the software will wipe out my memory?

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R Field

No just do a full backup with BlackBerry Link before installing.

CB10 - Z10 -10.2.0.1725

Gajja

No I have never had memory wipe out. The instructions say make a back-up first, just in case. I have never seen memory wipe out.

Clifford Brown

Damn me and my American sense of entitlement. WTF are we last? Don't get me wrong, I'm happy the balk is rolling because the 10.2 leak I've been running is outstanding but last?

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hf199

Z30 USA release!

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Pilot Prop

Why TF they even bring up that 10.2 is rolling out "This Winter"....thats no different from "coming soon".

The US seems to always be behind when it comes to BlackBerry....this sucks!

Posted with my Q10

Gajja

Most of the US market just wants to keep on saying BlackBerry sucks. So its quite nice to see BlackBerry shrug the US off and give priority to its friends in the rest of the developed world :-)

wincyUt

I think something is up with the USA shenanigan. Does not make sense at all.

zeon mohaamed

The best news

BlackBerry z10

macberry33

No SPEED DIAL update yet. Incredible!
One of the most useful features of legacy devices and is not in the OS10. What their developers where thinking about.

It was reported in MAY 2003 and yet no solution for users.
http://crackberry.com/brainstorming-bb10-please-fix-speed-dialing-blackb...

Kevin should write another editorial about it.

mmmmm127

Nowhere does it state "winter" for the US in the press release. It's just inaccurate reporting from the writer of this piece. It could just as easily be 2 weeks.

Genghis2k3

That's an excellent point, apparently missed by everyone but you! No sarcasm there - I missed it too.

battleax78

The official BlackBerry blog says "this winter". So US folks will get it in late March unless they want to deal with a leak. Fantastic

nodebt168

Patiently waiting for the bad news of the Z30 and 10.2 not coming to the US. Can't blame them though, it will cut back on their cash burn rate a lot by no longer doing consumer business in the US.

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Gajja

+1. and the rest of the world gives BlackBerry more love than the US.

Pilot Prop

I would have even been mopre satisfied with the November....at least that's a solid date, somewhat....

Winter is December - February....could be 2014 before we see 10.2

Posted with my Q10

farskija

It's ok USA, BlackBerry won't exist by "winter"

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Gajja

+1 The US knife is pushing itself deeper and deeper. They must be wondering "why won't BlackBerry die". They keep saying its dead for years now walking around with their knives stuck in it. Reassuring everyone the products are no good and "don't buy" and buggy and clunky. And still the only smartphone maker to come up with a whole new OS recently. This year it is in the top 100 innovators list. Tut Tut Tut North America.

tonyrenier

And Sprint starting in 2015

talberry

Awesome!

Posted via CB10

Ribes Nigrum

Yeah! One BBM4all Two: 10.two...

"MegaBlackBerry doesn't fit in the avatar box..."

dondizm

BlackBerry will keep on moving!

Posted via CB10 for Z10

Arny cua

Yes!!!!!!

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coolcut

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy

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bad mojo92

If these features had been there from the beginning then BlackBerry would have been in a much better position....but as they say...better late than never...looking forward to the update!

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Eskibo

Fuck yeeeaaaaahh!!!!

R Field

This.

CB10 - Z10 -10.2.0.1725

John Ho

No love in Malaysia yet~~~~ T.T

tryfe

Winter!?!?

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Snake785

Time to hammer that check for updates button

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Genghis2k3

Did the US ever receive the MR release? I don't recall that. I also don't recall ever having MANY of the 10.0 or 10.1 issues MR was supposed to cure. Despite the truly annoying delays with the OS update releases and conspiracy theories as to why, perhaps Verizon (for example) is getting it right by holding up the release. Let's just see how this release plays out. Equally annoying will be the 10.2-only apps released in the interim, but I prefer that 10.2 be as polished as possible when released. That's my spin and I'm sticking with it.

Have at it.

JoBudden

Why does the US carriers have to be such a pita...

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SO_Davis

Yes! My week had been made!

Looks like the US got shafted again! That's a sad sight. I really wish I could understand the reasoning behind it.

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wincyUt

Yep, something doesn't add up.

GABEISZOMBiE

Blackberry is doing its thing right now, I'm kind of happy...

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kozmo68

Fortunately I'm already rocking 10.2 on my Z30..

Posted via CB10 using my new Zed30

the_igg

Haha you guys still have to wait. I'm in Singapore and I've gotten it for almost a week now :D hahaha

All in good fun guys!

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aaronpan

WTF WTF WTF does this winter mean?!?!?!?!?!?!!?? >:(

Posted from my bangin Q10

Edders1964

I'm running the leaked 10.2.0.1725 os version, will it pick up the new 10.2 version on the new os search or am I too in advance of it, anyone know?

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donaldblair

GIDDY THE FUCK UP!!! At last!

From RIM950 to z10: I'm an original RIM user.

Berry-cracked-up

This has to be the best comment of the year! I laughed out loud at work, and people are looking at me! Awesome comment dude!

dosto

Winter for US likely means January or February. Looks like I'll be loading up one of the first official 10.2 releases later this week, regardless.

@dunaway - Posted with TMO Q10 via CB10

Paunngaq

None of this "Coming this week" stuff please. Give me an exact date otherwise I expect this to be delayed as usual. Even though I've been using a leaked version I'm still excited for the official release.

Cheers

Z10 with OS 10.2.0.1791

Poirots Progeny

Excellent news, hope it's out on O2, UK sooner rather than later!

Any idea if this will delete text messages, like the MR? (the question is for anyone that has updated officially - am I correct in saying Singapore already has access?)

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keankeroo

When is it coming out in Australia? For Optus???

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Bdot-1

Sideload 10.2.0.1769
Sideload 10.2.0.1769
And one more time, do not be afraid to install 10.2.0.1769

10.2 has been tested by thousands of users here. It's nearly flawless the 1769 version.

It's practically what your waiting on your carrier for anyways. It's easy, sideload...

Don't forget to download fire chest and sms backup. Never restore from link.

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njegitejr

I just updated to version 10.2.0.424

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bowless1

I long for the green led blinking indicating cell service. I live/work/drive thru areas that have poor or no service. Please gimme the green light....

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kitty411

Am I the only one that's missing the "PING!!!" for my BBM? I mean...even my Android friends have it :(

When are we going to get that back BlackBerry???

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kiddo mmx

On 10.2 "Ping" is there.

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surferito

PING it's not missing, press the emoticon icon and on the lower right corner press the 3 dots, ping is in that menu.

david42545

Once again, no US love...... dead last.
No wonder BlackBerry has a terrible US influx of users wanting their product. Why buy blackberry first, when they put Americans last?
They want to sell well in the United States, US should have had the roll out first. Thank goodness for leaks!

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wincyUt

Wake up, its the Americans putting BlackBerry last. You guys should quit playing ALMIGHTY. The world is a very big place.

davinci4real

This ^

From Zuri my Z10.

Dominick079

AGREED and I was born and raised in the US. I had to travel to 3 AT&T stores to buy a Z10 on the day of its release because they had none in stock and it wasn't due to selling them out. This would never happen with a iPhone release which is a American company. The world doesn't revolve around the US. As stated WAKE UP Americans!!!

LuvBBRY

Hey, did you notice our government put a Canadian company in charge of the ObamaCare website and backend? And you totally borked it.

Take your Canadian inferiority complex elsewhere, bub.

Faithful Berryman

You mean CGI, that company with the checkered past? The one that's being blamed for the whole computer glitch? It's been determined that the software code and the basic infrastructure of the site's design is at the root of the problem, which is keeping Americans from registering.
(Side note - the company's owner is an old college pal of Michelle's who got a no-bid contract)

Though I don't blame Canada. Nor do I think they're 'sticking it to us' with the delay of 10.2. I just got my Z10 a week ago, as an Insurance claim replacement for my Torch 9800, and being an older less techie person, it was tough to get used to not having my hard keyboard and trackball, but I'm learning. My justification in sticking with BB, was "It's the closest thing to an American company we have left!" - Solidarity with my neighbors to the North!

About the only thing I miss at this point, is the 'convenience key', but I'll adapt. ;-)

wincyUt

Hope you enjoy your Z10; it's a really nice productivity phone once you get past the learning curve.

revtech

US - winter? Winter! WINTER!?!?!? WTF?

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