BlackBerry OS 10.3 will give you the option to Delete Original Text when replying to e-mails

BlackBerry OS 10.3 will give you the option to Delete Original Text when replying to E-mails
By DJ Reyes on 7 May 2014 11:50 am EDT

Here is sneak peek number two for today. The theme seems to be E-mail today. It looks like BlackBerry are adding some nice new features. It looks as though we'll be seeing more E-mail features we enjoyed on BlackBerry OS. We finally got the option to 'Delete from Handheld Only' when BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 was released. And slowly but sure we shall see other favorites come about.

Coming in BlackBerry OS 10.3 is the 'Delete Original Text' of an E-mail option when replying to one. It wasn't a feature I made use of on BlackBerry OS but there are many out of you who did. And so, you shall be able to once OS 10.3 is upon us.

I don't know about you but every time I see a new screenshot pop up on Michael Clewley's BBM Channel (C00014277), I get all giddy. Can't wait!

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BlackBerry OS 10.3 will give you the option to Delete Original Text when replying to e-mails


How does he get these leaks? I thought there weren't supposed to be any more leaks!

Posted in CB10 with my awesome Z10!

This is a smarter approach, this way they appear like they are in control of the flow of information.

Posted via CB10

Well not really. Leaking the whole OS might help find bugs like the one for delete on handheld, which still isn't fixed.

Posted via CB10

And make your competitors know what your working on, so they can just say they they already have it when it is officially released.

We all say that BlackBerry needs better marketing, well it starts by having an effect of surprise when something is coming out.

Posted via CB10 on my Z30.

As if these gigantic companies can't afford a few moles to find these things out huh? BlackBerry's problem is they often take way too long to execute market arrival. Things get leaked months on top of months before it is in consumers hands.

Posted via CB10

Yeah, he works for BlackBerry. This is straight from them and should be taken as official! :)

And from his words, these screenshots are only the small added features, not the big ones. Can't wait to see more.

Posted via CB10 on my Z30.

Michael Clewley is Director of Handheld Software Product Management at BlackBerry. He is running a beta version of 10.3 SDK and these are controlled sneak peeks into the OS. No leaks here.

Posted via CB10

Not something I used alot on legacy devices but I have found it useful now and again so its a nice extra for me.

Michael Clewey works for BlackBerry and is a manager of some department I can't remember. Surely, BlackBerry knows he's giving details of 10.3.

Posted via CB10

Wait. Blackberry -Marketing-? Didn't think I'd hear that phrase in my lifetime. Promising.

Posted via CB10

The question is... why don't they give 10.3 a cool name?

Apple names Mac OS's after animals.

Google names Android OS's after desserts.

What should BlackBerry name their OS's after?

Maybe nature / the elements / forces of nature? Like 10.0 could have been "Fire", 10.2 "Earth", 10.3 "Aurora", etc...

Just some ideas...

Posted via CB10

The default background they could use for BlackBerry Aurora could be the Aurora Borealis over a forest, for example.

Could be cool.

Posted via CB10

Didn't use this feature before but it's good to see other popular features from BlackBerry OS coming back.

Posted via CB10

Anybody got a release date and most importantly will it be carrier or BlackBerry that push the update....... hope this control returns. To BlackBerry

Posted via CB10

If you're in the US, expect to see 10.3 in late 2016...

The rest of the world will be on BlackBerry 11.3 at that point though :/

Posted via CB10

Guus, so I know there's no release dates and official anything on that,
But anyone with the slightest idea aoirnd when we can see this update popping up on our phones?

Zeeeeeeeeeeeeee ^_^

I think you meant June 30, 2015.

Wait, ATT might be Dec 30, 2015.

Maybe I'm still gonna remember some of these tips by then lol

Posted via CB10

We all hope for this release date etc but I think some time in the past the roadmap showed Gold SDK for 10.3 should be close to the end of May.

Posted via CB10

I guess they have embraced this as a marketing strategy to the existing user base. Knowing full well that leaks are just too difficult to contain 100%. Mr. Snowden would be proud of the leak lol

Posted via CB10

If this feature existed in old BBOS, it makes you wonder what they were doing all those years with OS10 that they didn't bother porting existing features into it. Even the "delete on phone only" option took forever to implement, and that's an obvious necessity.

And yes, this is useful; I'd use it on a regular basis.

Yeah, a few of us were wondering the same. There are/were a number of BB OS7 that were handy and needed to make the cut over to BB10. I am glad some have been slowly re-implemented, including this one. Yay!

This build up is for a very soon release, to coincide with Z3 deliveries for sure.

Posted via CB10

Are they going to have some native apps that do not turn my phone into a heater unlike the crappy android ports as well ?

I wish they could give us the option to use bold letter in automatic signature for creating emails and also the signature not to appear in the replying of emails

BBM channel: C0040FF4D..... Proudly Z10 owner...

I can't believe it!!! We were just talking on another thread about missing this option and hoping that maybe 10.3 would have it...and voila! There it is! Yay!

Now I'm getting the giddies, DJ Reyes!

Thank you for the post!

Is it me or is every article here about Mr. Clewley's info commented with at least one "BB isn't supposed to leak anything!" post? I don't see where Clewley ever said he was leaking anything and in fact has said that he's keeping the major stuff secret. These's aren't leaks. These are appetizers.

Nifty Foods! C003262E5

Some people either don't read good. ;) or they don't understand the difference. Then there's the people who just like to complain and/or cry about things imaginary or not just because it's BlackBerry.

Posted via CB10

We need old caller screen not this new one this show we have android phone but old up down slider looks awesome shows we have blackberry phone.

The other one did look better I agree, however after using the 'new' one I find it much more efficient and easier to use. I could use the original bb10 call screen without an issue after a week or so but I know a lot of people who hated it.

Posted via CB10

To be given the option to pick the call screen would be ideal but if You ask me the old call screen won hands down, it was soo original

Posted by Phobe's Owner on the BlackBerry Q10

Delete from handheld only option works only when deleting an individual email not multiples. That makes no sense.

Posted via CB10

My only thing I would like to see in regards to the email section , is that when composing an email, the auto suggest only would suggest emails that are either in your contact list, or emails that you have actually replied to at one time. Right now, every email received, junk mail included, shows up in the auto suggest list, and this can be hundreds of useless suggestions after awhile.

I know we can Search by Sender, but I would like to see an additional option to select all the messages (by page or the search response), so they can be deleted at once. Or then allow you to deselect desired messages so they are not deleted.

I find this ability useful on our organization, when a series of alerts or erroneous messages are received.

There use to be an option on the OS7 platform to Delete Prior, but i have not seen that yet....

If anyone has some guidance to offer, it is much appreciated.

00 - Posted from my z10

The closest we have at the moment is press and hold an email, hit select more, then you can select all the emails you want to delete and hit the trash can to delete them all in one go.

Posted via CB10

That feature is already there. Just press and hold on any date in the hub and then the option of delete prior will appear.

I like this feature. So many times I just want to reply and not include the old information. So excited

Posted via Z30 using CB10

Most awaited feature. Very useful when you need only last conversation instead of the whole thread in the context.

It's wonderful when people designing the core apps understand what the masses want.

Posted via CB10

Loving this more and more :) hopefully it's out sooner than expected :)

Posted from my Z10 via CB10

OMG thank you! I >HATE< trying to delete the original text manually.

Now I can't wait for 10.3 even if the camera icon looks like a cartoon image.

Posted via CB10 via Z30STA100-5/

This is a clever form of combatting leaking. Keeping people interested and excited about the product while not actually leaking anything. I am placated and although I'm looking forward to the changes, I'm not necessarily compelled to search for leaks.

Just send us an OS update already! Even with the nicer icons or something. I'm getting diabetic just waiting.

Posted via CB10

I feel like this is spinning a "woops we missed this during the build, knowing our userbase already liked it" into a "hey how exciting that you'll be able to do this now".

Sent from my iPuh-lease-as-IF

I'm in USA w/ATT. I'm guessing I get this update in early 2016. Took forever to get 10.2

Posted via CB10

Loving the sneak peeks! But BlackBerry needs to get out advertising to the masses! I live in Halifax Nova Scotia, and every where I go it is nothing but signs for Samsung or Apple, even in the retail outlets the only phone you see is the Z10, no one even knows what a Z30 is because they've never heard of it!

Posted using the most awesome phone on the planet... BBZ30

Nice. I'm very excited about 10.3. I felt 10.2.1 was needed to show off what BlackBerry 10 can do and 10.3 is icing on the cake

Posted via CB10

Crackberry sure does like posting an article for every improvement. Why not combine them into one article? Is this to get more hits

Posted via CB10

I'm assuming that they're reporting them as they come in? I haven't checked out the BBM channel myself to see but I'd say that's a safe bet. Also getting more hits isn't a bad thing not to mention the discussions on each article are more or less narrowed down to each feature. Makes for easier reading and replying.

Posted via CB10

I won't use this feature, but I am still absolutely loving the fact that I can select and delete sections of an original message when replying to or forwarding an email - such a great feature upgrade over the old BBOS, thank you BlackBerry!

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!

I'd like to know how these new features stack up with the competition. It would be nice to know...

Posted via CB10

Individually, these little features are nice goodies.

But collectively, they show that BlackBerry is really pushing to develop this platform into a true "power user" tool.

BlackBerry is learning to do marketing... these sneak peeks should pop up on gsmarena..

Posted via CB10 on my love Z30 with BlackBerry 10.

Clewley needs to learn how to spell or have someone proof read his posts. Not good PR for BlackBerry.

Posted via CB10

Want a landscape clock on locked screen (without enabling bedside mode)

Posted via secure bb10.2.1.2179

Nice addition.

Please allow us to change the font colour to black in the replies.


A feature I would like to see in the hub would be to select various items by multi-touch. For example, you have four items in the hub. You want to delete items 1, 2, and 4 but keep 3. You touch items one and four. The phone recognizes that you're touching in two spots at a time and highlights all the items in between the touch points and automatically opens the side menu. You tap on item 3 to deselect it (, then tap on the the trash icon. Voilà.

That's a feature I miss from when I rocked my Storm and Storm II. It would save time in comparison to the current system of having to press and hold, tap multi select, tap all the individual messages, and then tap trash. My two cents.

Posted while peeking and flowing on my incredible BBQ10! 

Really like the direction BlackBerry is heading... Would love to see animated wallpapers on this one (10.3)... Just a thought...

Posted via CB10

Call it something other than 10.X. Relaunch. Bring back lost BlackBerry functions and leave bb10 behind, at least in name.

Posted via CB10

What I would like to see is the removal of email signature upon replying to my original email.

This is one of the gold features missing.

I'd prefer the "report as spam" feature from our legacy devices.

 BlackBerry Q10  Keep The Faith 

Instead of deleting original text outright, how about an intelligent feature for quoting parts of the original text? I hate that top-quoting is our only option.

We need the ability to email notes from "BlackBerry Remember ". I don't know why it is not an available option.

Posted via CB10

Any quick lock options for 10.3. The long press of the power button doesn't cut it.

Posted via CB10 /

I can't wait for this. Everytime I get attachments I can't seem to delete them when I reply and if the file is heavy my email won't send too fast. Not very great 3g network here.

via Q10

About time for the option....i've been wanting this year's ago! Never understood why this wasn't available.

Posted via CB10