BlackBerry's Michael Clewley shows us his favorite OS 10.2 features

By Simon Sage on 5 Oct 2013 04:58 pm
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After getting a good look at the Z30 hardware, Michael Clewley, BlackBerry's director of handheld software product management,  walked us through some of his favorite features in OS 10.2. A lot of these are old hat for those that have been tinkering with the leaks, but let's take a look anyway.

First up, Michael highlighted the detailed lock screen notifications. By tapping on icons on the side for each type of incoming notification, you could get a brief preview of the incoming message. Work space notifications remain locked out as normal with Balance, which is key for those who want to keep their work information private.

Then we checked out the new priority section of BlackBerry Hub. This filters for messages you start, contacts and conversations you designate, messages from contacts with the same last name, and e-mails that are flagged as high priority. The priority hub extends beyond e-mail too, and can include notifications from other apps (though third parties can't get in on the fun until 10.2.1). After that, Michael walked us through the new adaptive sharing menu. Now instead of just listing the different apps that you can share to, BB10 will pay attention to where you're sharing most frequently and provide shortcuts to those sources. This can cut a tap or two from the overall process. After sharing to the same contact or app two or three times, they'll show up prominently at the top of the sharing list. This can also make it very easy to share to meeting participants from your calendar.

Prior to this, we had a pretty thorough dive into 10.2. Though Michael emphasized that as far as voice and video calls go "Z30-to-Z30 is the best-in-class, bar none" thanks to the array of microphones on the device, they did mention that the audio codecs used will be finding their way to other devices and improving call quality there too. This was a major part of the Z30 preview. The BlackBerry folks sounded convinced that the call quality over BBM is well above what you get with HD voice on cellular, and will still be leading the way once voice over LTE becomes commonplace.

In BlackBerry 10.2 you can now view attachments by sender or date in the Hub, though the system smartly filters out files related to signatures. There are new audio tones for the keyboard (for period and backspace, for example) in order to build confidence when typing. There are the much-beloved instant previews (or toast notifications) for any hub app. Instant replying only works for SMS and BBM for the time being. Calendar meetings now have a menu option to send a message that you're going to be late - just move the slider depending on how late you're going to be and hit "send."

Ignoring phone calls now lets you send canned replies, but this is a bit better than other platforms as the message is sent through the channel you most commonly talk with the contact through. This way you aren't, for example, trying to send a text message to a land line. Copy and paste have been refined so that they show in-line icons rather than hiding them away behind a double-tap. This is fantastic, and includes a share option to get text right into other apps.

BlackBerry 10.2 will be rolling out to in-market devices in late October, after the launch of the Z30. There are a lot of other small tweaks that I'll be sure to highlight in my Z30 review later this week. For those who want to stay up-to-date, be sure to follow Michael's BBM Channel. 

226 comments

New_Z10

Looks exciting. I'm hoping it's released soon.

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tw1g_007

If you are an AT&T customer then prepare to wait in 'literal' terms.

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ianbordas

AT&T user here... Not holding my breath ...

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MozThaGreat

+1

We better enjoy this update. This may very well be the last one BB ever releases.

MozThaGreat

Thats a serious possibility whether we like it or not. I hope I'm wrong cause I would love to see an iOS 7 level over haul update for BB10.

MacyJ

No it won't be their last one! Just B + and have faith in them.

jabroniw

Same here, especially since we didn't even get the MR yet!

mnhockeycoach99

The 10.1 MR will be coming out when 10.3 is released..and 10.4 leaks are available.

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SteelGreek

Try being on Verizon... Thank god for the leak team

KDLover

Yea maybe they will still be in business by the time it's released.

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mandony

Not much to cheer about.
I agree. Who knows where BB will be 'late October'.
Even BB does not know :(

1magine

There is so much still unfinished and un-polished in the OS as compared to BB 7/7.1. Notifications and alerts through BT; push alerts for the weather app; landscape mode missing from active frame and panes as well as half the native apps. BB is 0-4. No one should be doing an end zone dance at this point.

sirfly2fly

Active frames isn't missing a landscape mode, it isn't really required with this UX/UI

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1magine

It's missing. It's necessary. Phone's UI looks awfully silly in a charging cradle. Even the music app does't have a landscape mode.

beubeu67

You should stop your attacks. Your personal problems with BlackBerry management after being directly or indirectly involved in some of the internal decisions should not justify your doggedness to kick the company as much as you can. That's just a childish behavior, cool down and silently leave. Some people enjoy the great BB10 OS and if you think some other ones are better, switch and bye bye. What are you doing here exept for spreading mud?

GRojasHruska

Preach on brother! Haters should dip stat!

1magine

You should go BBM with your IOS and Android buddies. ...........Oh, wait you can't. Nice roll out there. Well you can always kiss my hairy white bum. Of course you'll need to pull your head out out BB management's first. Don't worry, I can wait a few more weeks.

gitchies

That was on part of BB........

birdman_38

"End of October" meaning October 31st, then paused later that day, followed by the relaunch a month later.

Savior4Life

Sound about right.

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NatureboyDRG

Will be sweet once it drops.

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jupiter8

Sweet as pie.

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bintheredundat

Late Oct..... but he didn't specify the year :s fml

Posted via CB10 on my Z10 Oreo

Giro_UK

I love BBM voice. I called the UK from a pizzeria in Egypt and the conversation was superb...very impressed.

When can we expect 10.2 on Orange in the UK?

A UK Z10 Owner

Anilu7

Same here! Awesome call clarity. I called from my American Airlines flight 34,000' above the mid-Atlantic (on in-flight WiFi) to a person on a bus in the middle of England! That has to be some sort of record. No scratches, interruptions or dropping of the call. Great job, BlackBerry and the BBM team!

diegonei

Heh. I finally managed to get that three months skype promo this week so I eagerly called my friends (landlines) using Skype on my Z10.

And then I wished they had WiFi so I could have use BBM Voice instead... Talk about muffed sound on Skype...

shredney

You shouldn't need wifi for BBM Voice?

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BBPandy

You need WiFi if your on BBOS
...could be the people he was talking to didn't have BB10....

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GRojasHruska

I wish all those people would upgrade so that money could flow to programmers at BlackBerry...

Loc22

You should try the BBM Video call it's smooth, no lag unlike Skype & I just used the 3G on my phone. Sometimes Skype even lag on broadband wifi at home.

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kthhrrsn

I agree. Skype isn't all that great even on PC's! I use it to video chat with my wife & kids when I travel internationally & there are typically issues with video and voice quality & lag. I know that hotel wifi isn't always the greatest, but using BBM video in the same place always works better for us.

Keith H. Posted using CB10.

Alqudsi

BBM clear voice

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Anonymous2039

They should brand it as that instead of just BBM Voice. Sounds so much better: ...aaand... BBM Clear Voice!!!

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Xandrex_BSCF

too much registration issue... I see two opposing parties:
http://www.advancedbionics.com/com/en/products/sound_processing/clearvoi...
and
http://www.clearvoicetel.com/

Both are in the business of doing better than phone conversations.

yourpoison

I already have 10.2 but will be happy with an official version :3

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BerryWizard

I totally forgot that I'm not supposed to have that :o

Anw, toast notification is my favorite 10.2 feature

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NamelessStar

ive been running the leak for awhile and its been amazing i cant see myself ever going back down to 10.1 or below altho once the official version is out will be very nice.

jupiter8

Best OS available. Now step up the marketing.

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mandony

Regret. Marketing has been lacking in success.
The new BB OS10 products are great. But, they have not captured popular imagination.

Perhaps, the smart phone has already reached the status of being a commodity: all pretty much look alike.

Or, folks are aware of BB going thru 'some kind of reorganization' and are afraid to get on-board for fear of the company going under.

Even with the 10.1>10.2 tweek's, only the BB fans will notice.

trsbbs

Old news. Snooze. Nothing new to tell so rehash what most already know.

Sad....

Posted via CB10 on my Verizon Z10. 10.2.0.1725

BBPandy

Most don't know. Only people who pay attention to leaks know what features 10.2 has....which is granted most people on CB, but not most BB10 users

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Aman Darred

I didn't know about half those features and I think they re pretty neat!

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thecsman

Wanna sell your BlackBerry?

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Savior4Life

Ya, nothing that hasn't already been mentioned in at least 2 other articles.

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wingman1970

Geez! You can't bash a post of an official release that has not happened yet! They're literally people out there who have never seen BB OS 10.2 (let alone BB10!) and these sneak peaks may be what gets them to check out the platform. My goodness you are a tough nut!

3_M4N

The features look really great. I'm very excited to see if the release of 10.2 will lead to the release of other major apps as well. I love my Q10 but that Z30 looks sexier and sexier every time I see it.

Posted while peeking and flowing on my incredible BBQ10!

iN10Se

It is insane how people actually hate BB10. The most user friendly, intuitive OS I have ever used (and i'm a big fan of android). I love my Z30 :)

jupiter8

I be I've most of the haters have never actually used it.

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JBML007

+1

Storm 2>Nexus S>Torch 9860>Bold 9900>Sony Xperia Ion>Z10

sk8er_tor

I agree. Or they use it for five minutes, discover it's different than iOS or Android and write it off immediately.

mkmilan

Check out Kevin's interview on the company, especially re BB users trying to move to 10

freddysrevng3

+1

9700....9000....9800...9860...Playbook...Galaxy S3....Z10....Next Z30

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freddysrevng3

But, hey, Frank Boulben and the BlackBerry marketing never told people about how great V
BB10 is. Tough to do when your only commercial is of a guy sliding through mud.

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gord888

+1... BB10 is built to be efficient and relatively easy to use... if you spend the time to understand the OS. I find a lot of people don't like to think for themselves and just spit out the BS that they get from the media. Apparently, critical thinking takes too much effort and it's just easier to take someone elses opinion and use it as your own.

yungwun555

Here here

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GRojasHruska

My brother in arms speaks only have highest of truths!

freddysrevng3

Correct, and the kids really love the simplicity and bright colors of the new iPhone.

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Timq77

It's good but not great. It lacks polish and consistency. Some animations are pointlessly complex. Getting out of certain situations in apps and such is difficult. Were there money, and there isn't, bb10 could be every bit as slick and intuitive as android and ios7.

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gord888

Agreed, it could be more polished. But refinement is getting there. The functionality and ease of use I think is almost there too. It certainly isn't as bad as people make it out to be.

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Snowman81

Damn good video...very cool tweaks and features!

ivorberry

Terrific... but how about making it available to everyone not just the geek and leak army

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Lstkryptonian

+ 1,000,000,000

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Undbiter65

Your username should be banned. Smh

"If you can't soar with the eagles, then don't fly with the flock!"

Mel25

Later in October??

Man release that bish now.

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Mel25

I hope this October release date isn't the same for bbm.

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mandony

At this point in BB history, does anyone even care are if BBM or OS10.x updates come?
BB has a long history of 'delays' that apparently brought them down.

michaelshanoss

Everyone's excited about features that should've been released from the start? And we have to wait till the end of October? What the actual f! Sdk gold was release beginning of September and their finally releasing it almost two months later? Good ol BlackBerry, Slow AF

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Drew 2

Never good enough for you, is it?

BB10 IS the best!

camera531

It's apparently not good enough for most as BB is about to cease to exist...

wincyUt

Really? So what are you still doing here? Maybe you should run for the doors. :)

niss63

Wishing it wasn't so....and hating that this OS will never reach its potential.

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sk8er_tor

Shoulda, coulda, woulda. Many features aren't even on any other platform so how can you say it should've released like this? I haven't seen Instant Reply on Android, iOS, or WP.

castano22

Instant reply is the thing that appears on the top of the device where you can reply back to someone without going to the hub right? If so I had that on my Evo 3D a year and a half ago and on my Galaxy nexus a year ago. It may not come stock with Android phones but you can definitely get it.

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Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes

I already have 10.2 is there no speculation on 10.3? Looks like it is not going to happen?

JBML007

Why are you here?

Storm 2>Nexus S>Torch 9860>Bold 9900>Sony Xperia Ion>Z10

R Field

Yes there is already speculation of 10.3 but 10.2 is now. Gary Klassen has moved to Sweden to help with the TAT team there to develop stuff for 10.3 is what I'm hearing. Only speculation at this point now until the roadmaps are updated.

MozThaGreat

10.3......that would be the dream. I hope you're right. Would love to see TAT further flex their muscles in 10.3, especially now that iOS7 is out. I have to admit I'm already ready for a fresh look from BB10. Hope we get to see it sooner than later.

GRojasHruska

You sir, come bearing the best of speculation! I applaud this honourable act! * maybe they will finally add Canadian spelling too =P

Uber Scout

Oh yeah a family of mine says, "The latest BlackBerry may have a chance of iOS 7." Is this true, cause I'm going with false but I'm not sure. So I'm just wondering, in my little head :)

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Dave Bourque

Doesn't matter if it's better.... sheep won't notice unless the media tells them.

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Maal628

Us Verizon users will get the official 10.2 in January smh

CB10 on Verizon Z10

Kostas Aspiotis

Great news, I can't wait.
I would like to know if with the 10.2 we'll be able to send real size MMS photos.

Send from my -oeuvre d'art- Z10

Jonesy1966

MMS picture/video size restrictions are controlled by your carrier.

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Kostas Aspiotis

Ahhhh, I don't like it at all. I'll call them to see what they can do. Probably nothing. The point is that 20 days ago with the same carrier and with my 9860 I could send the photos in real size. We'll see.

nalin909

Official 10.2 :)

Posted via CB 10 on my BlackBerry Z10

rajdeep.malhi

Leaks ruined all the fun and excitement!

Brosiaaa

I seriously have a love/hate relationship with my BB Q10. I just posted a Pro's + Con's video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MtG9D4x92E

BlackBerry Q5

Why can I not just click on this video and watch it from my Z10? It says I need the latest version of Adobe flash, and when I click on it, it says it's not available for my device...

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calvin_ta

You need to enable flash in your browser setting

BBPandy

Yea my Q10 says "an error occurred during validation"

Strange, must be a video specific thing as I have never had any problems with YouTube on my Q10 B4.....works on PC

Interesting video Brosiaaa
As an Instagram addict you may not want to look into iGrann (will let you instagram on BB10)
Your right about the apps. We are missing some important US-Centric Apps.....Though we did get #Polarbear B4 iOS ;)

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wincyUt

I sideloaded an Instagram on my Z10 just for curiosity. :) You should look up paypal, banking etc on your browser and then add them to "Add to Home Screen"; it is just as good IMO.
We all have to exercise patience cause BB10 platform is still young. Hopefully the more apps will keep coming.

MozThaGreat

Loved your video but I agree 100%, we at least need banking apps.

blockbuy

Still very poor show there's no group functionality within contacts like in OS7

wincyUt

Sell your phone and get an iPhone 5S :) Keep moving.

BlackBerry Q5

You may be just about correct....we'll see soon enough, I guess. I already looked at a 5S, and am hanging tight with that decision....will see if they're going to still be around next year.

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Uber Scout

Oh yea has 10.2 come out, cause I want it for BlackBerry Q5. Cause I got 10.1, and if their is. Tell me how to update

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Red_Berry_21

im so glad im cumming home!!! going to pick my Q5 up in the morning ;)

Undbiter65

"Cumming" was accidental I believe. Right?

"If you can't soar with the eagles, then don't fly with the flock!"

GRojasHruska

*high five* red berry... or on second thought, wash your hands first =P

tli2000

Upgrade looks awesome. Hoping Verizon doesn't wait so long to get this one out!

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xdoublejx

So sprint will have it in 2015 or 2016?

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Dannynutdude

2017 if we're lucky

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fearmantis

I want it!

BB Z10 Rocks!

Ka Nos

Looks amazing what OS 10.0 shouldave bern at launch

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BBPandy

When 10.1 came out people said that is what BB10 should have been at launch. Now with 10.2 people are saying that it is what BB10 should have been at launch.....Why do I get the feeling that when 10.3 comes out people will say THAT is what BB10 should have been at launch?

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unbreakablej

Maybe because 10.0, 10.1 are still not fully complete yet and BlackBerry is trying hard to impress the market?

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black.rhino

I'd like more cloud options in file manager drive, SkyDrive, etc.

Posted by Z10

quickinstinct

Looking forward to it. Hopefully Sprint doesnt drag too far behind.

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camera531

Does Kevin even work here anymore?

nuff_said

Does Kevin work here anymore. Lol. Nice! I'm starting to think he doesn't either.
He's got the inside scoop on what's going on with BlackBerry and is probably shaking his head in the background trying to stay positive.

shrink479

I still have to down load an app to send an email to a group. WTH?? Am I wrong?

zten

Clewey is an idiot

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R Field

Why he actually reads feedback. Unlike those who have their head in the sand. Marty Malik/Vivik/Thor etc..

R Field

Simon aren't you Canadian? You spelled favorite wrong. :p Michael Clewley is one of the only few people at BlackBerry who really "get it" and the company needs more people like him. Give him all of Frank Boulben's paycheck and hand Boulben a pink slip. Excited when everyone who owns a BB10 phone will get 10.2 officially.

Simon Sage

Hah, the spelling thing is tricky. Used to writing for Americans, but I guess we've got just as many if not more Canadians here than the other sites.

axeman1000

Not from round here huh!

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buylocal_getaBB

It's not about who but writing for, it's about spelling correctly. The Brits invented the language, hence Canadian english follows suit.

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thisiscjay

Hey Simon you missed toast notifications are also available via WhatsApp as well...

freddysrevng3

Simon.

Again, figure out a way to show off the speakers on 10.2.

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ccan

Can't wait. Hurry up bell Canada

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BlackBerry Q5

Yes, hurry up Bell Canada....I agree there 100%.

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alkhalili

late October 2014?

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Bluline79

I was hoping he'd show of the quick setting drop down from the top. I wanted to see if it included the screen dimming options as seen in a few pictures floating around.

pittster

BBM Voice is in HD or somin. It's better than regular phone calls. You can hear everything clear and magnified.

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WreckingBall60

Being new to BBM and the vid-call options. Is BBM to BBM calling similar to Skype (ie. No charge over Internet) ?

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buylocal_getaBB

Assuming your connected to wifi or have unlimited data then yes, completely free. Bbm however is not like Skype in that it does not cut in and out, or otherwise generally suck

Posted via my Zed (not Zee) 10

WreckingBall60

Thanks. I assume that calling on BBM is more secure than Skype also since I haven't heard of BlackBerry collaborating with the NSA.

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Blu-Bear

This guy is "BlackBerry's director of handheld software product management". He sounds like an 18 year old sales droid at Best Buy as evidenced by his liberal use of the term "actually". "Like, actually, I mean, really?" He babbles in such an unorganized manner and wildly swipes back-and-forth in his demo, it's darn near impossible to follow what he is getting at. Mike, organize your thoughts, be prepared, and drop the crutch terms.

erott

Are they going to market it???

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bhrgvr

With Frank Boulben at the wheel... nothing is going to happen

sbx9900

Customizable notifications for each contact and app. How hard is it to implement? Are we waiting for 10.9 for this? This is a basic feature of every BlackBerry and yet, it is nowhere to be found in BB10 devices.

Savior4Life

Yes! I mean C'mon! I had this in 2008 on my 8100.

Xandrex_BSCF

I loke the workflow "take a picture, share, edit and send".

alimin

BlackBerry's director of handheld software product management only highlighting eye candy features but fail to deliver basic smart phone functionality such as call blocking and contacts management issue.

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dhildreth09

Call blocking has been there

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HardpackBerry

Now please can the crackberry crew update their app so us z30-ers can see it properly! Love the z30 by the way

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sefrudin

When it be roll out to the world?hardly wait.

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TechieAttorney

Do you think Verizon will release an update before the end of the year?

Posted via a physical keyboard on a Q10.

.giggz.

Where can I see a full features list?

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Z10BlackBerry

Why still keeping it? Should be launched by now

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pvphooman

Without the Squircle these features are meaningless!

-aBBuser on 1743.

Mic2cool7

I love the new notification previews. Makes things soooo much easier!

Professional_Tickle_Fighter

I will give my right nut for the ability to email groups

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nabollocks

For all those saying BlackBerry should have included these features in 10.1... do a search on iOS7 and see how many Apple fan boys are disappointed with iOS7. The bugs are endless, the devices freeze and security... What security?

http://goo.gl/FPaO7W

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PerpetualBurn

I agree with this and have always been happy with the stability of BlackBerry oses. There is a balance to be struck though with some features where I feel BlackBerry didn't quite get it at first.

The maps are still horrible while nav is actually really good. I also mentioned in another comment below basic phone number and address shortcuts. These are kind of core features to devices nowadays that people expect and depend on. Still love BB 10 though and hope for more despite all the bad news.

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world traveler and former ceo

Waiting anxiously for this release ota Rogers.!!!!!

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PerpetualBurn

I've been loving all the new features, but I am wondering when clicking / highlighting a phone number or address is going to get easier. It is a real pain to get an address from a website into maps for example.

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Spades1234

Get it out the door, and then let the 10.3 leaks begin!

:-0

10

hf199

I can't wait!

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khoanguyen2010

I have been waiting for BB 10.2 and BBM4ALL for a few months. Hopefully we won't have to wait til the last day of OCTOBER 2013.
I wish they improve BB Link to let us backup/restore and sync faster! The most painful bit is backup and restore coz it would take more than 1hr in total so you have gotta be really patient to do leaks. I hope they develop a new way for backup/restore/sync to make BB10's life easier.

FernCommodari

The updated cut and paste is a joy to use!

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Pilot Prop

I'm looking forward to the priority HUB features.

Kinda iffy on the toast notifications. I think it's interesting but would have to try it and see.

Hopefully the 10.2 OS will release sooner than later.

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Paunngaq

Toast notification is awesome, I love it and quick reply while still in the app I'm in is even better, I think you'll like it.

Z10 with OS 10.2.0.1767

aaronpan

Would love to have that option with whatsapp

Posted from my bangin Q10

masterful

Kool

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tnewton85

How about he shows us BBM, jackass.

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xamdam

Who gives a rats arse now about OS 10.2

Bye Bye BlackBerry

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Dupinder Singh Ghotra

Is in love with OS 10.2 already... Bring it on BB!

graham bowers

10.2 is the shit, and anybody that hasn't loaded the leak is missing out! I love BlackBerry, and despite all the bad news, I'm hoping for the best! I will support them until the end... come on Z30!

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markmall

This device looks so much classier than anything Samsung or anyone else makes. So does the Z10.

Why can't they market these devices the same way Lenovo markets its grown-up computers?

ya3goub

too bad my carrier here disabled both BBM voice and video. They are discussing adding it with a different fee than the BIS. So I'm using Z10, I have to subscribe to BIS and no BBM voice and video

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CDM76

BlackBerry 10 devices no longer require BIS. If your provider is charging you a premium for this they are ripping you off. You should be on same plan as android and iOS phones now.

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PaulPaul49

Thank you looking forward to UK release on three. Still.on.10.1

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louis baker

I give a rat's arse. I don't have 10.2. Hello BlackBerry!

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syarifudinbn

When BlackBerry build BlackBerry Server in indonesia?

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Louis Chao

Os 10.2 please go ahead to upgrade to z10.

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Ben Bjergstad

Just Upgraded to the Z30 from a bold 9900, Man, this phone is hella cool. I'm loving the Keyboard and the voice commands puts Siri to shame, I love the fact that I can push a button and send a BBM, Text or email without actually having to type. Most of my friends and partner have an iPhone, which is dwarfed by this beast, the screen is huge and clear. The only thing I'm missing is instagram, I wish it would just happen already!

Bacon Munchers

Congrats, now go and side-load any missing apps. Bam.

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aaronpan

I heard about an option on 10.2 to choose what song is going to play next. Anybody know about this?

Posted from my bangin Q10

Bacon Munchers

It's funny that people who are 'leaking' have been using so many of these 'new' features for how long now?

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leras

I hope 10.2 and z30 and why not to advertised more iam bored to see everywhere about ios 7 and iphone5s articles

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damien kupuku

10.2 is the Best OS around! The jelly been Android runtime is very smooth, enabling more features, i side loaded Jet audio to my leaked OS, whaou!! Great sound, can't wait for the official release !

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keypad

It's just occurred to me how unappealing the Q10/Q5 are to me now, after purchasing the 9720.

Excellent job BlackBerry.

I can now focus on purchasing a Z10, heck I might even eat my words and pick up a Z30 when the price is right.

10.2 is looking very useful, lets just hope BB lets TAT splash a nine new coat of paint on the UI, especially the parts relating to gaming and media consumption.

Zmain

Regardless the downfall of BlackBerry, I still think that this device is truly great.

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!

derizzle

Looks awesome, I can't wait for the new improvements...

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XOW JTO

Do not lost the momentum lot of user buy BlackBerry 10! We are potential buyers and free promotion for you. Release for all device ASAP. You going to fall, do not fall because of silly decision.

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ANTIABE

BlackBerry rules! Let's be original!

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Bikram Kochar

I want to see how android port jealybean works on bb10.2... n also i'd like tu knw wether I still have to convert apk to bar n thn sideload..?

B.s.k

Audrutis

Just a suggestion for those not wanting to wait the release of 10.2 through your carrier: once it out - take out sim - connect to the link via usb and hit reload device software. Enjoy

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Audrutis

Yes you still need .*bar for side loading. And yes android app interface still sucks big time

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Kiddo2050

It also sucks on my Nexus 7

Kristijonas

Im waiting for this 10.2 for my z10 and for my z30 which i have preordered :)

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reiver416

Where is the level 1 notifications from the old BBOS? We are waiting to roll to IT until we get this.

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tbitar

Awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome and by the way did I mention that this is awesome awesome

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revelations65

Like most of you if not all I am truly pissed off what is happening to Blackberry, but I love my Z10
now for the Apple Jack lovers, yes I have tried the new Apple 5c and all I have to say is are you serious, is this the phone to compete against a Z10 , I almost died laughing, the phone is absolutely terrible,
the funny part the Sales rep seen my phone and said wow that is a nice phone, go figure,
the reason Apple is were there are is apps and marketing not quality , not security,
So back to my point of anger, this is a great product and it should not be in this position, I feel Blackberry Management the Upper part, should be completely and utterly ashamed of themselves for what they have done and continue to do with this great product ,
On that note cannot wait for the update,

z10_red

What I don't see is the option to block a phone number/ add to blacklist/ ignore caller/ call it whatever you want it's not there. I've been installing the latest leak every time it showed up on this forum hopping that BB is listening and is doing something about it .... still waiting. After the official release of 10.2 if the option is not there I will say bye bye blackberry. It might seem stupid to say bye bye over one option, but I really need it as many of BB users and if another platform offers all that I need and more why should I stick around?

revelations65

I heard of some user's sticking with their legacy phones for this very option, I can see it's usefulness if you are getting harassed by calls or a particular caller, but still I would not give my z10 from my previous post I did give the new Apple in the shop and I was not impressed, but as many of said it's not about the quality of the phones, it's about the apps,

ROJBB

Why is there no docking station for the Z30, same way as the Z10 or Q10... Why Blackberry, WHY?!?!
Maybe Blackberry doesn't like Blackberry...

CDM76

Wondering if 10.2 allows more than 2 lines to be written on the lock screen. Anyone know?

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Herbie52

One addition I would like to see is a faster way to delete emails, instead of three clicks to delete one, there should be a check box making it possible to delete multiple emails....Or how about a swipe horizontally across the email and it goes to the trash! That would be awesome!

jic999

BlackBerry 10.2 OS is a communications power user platform the rest are toy email platforms !

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Tina Doodle

I'm looking forward to it
Will wait for the actual download from Rogers, just to be safe for warranty.

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YTDW2000

In no way do I feel like I'm missing out not being an iOS or Android user.

I literally spend hours on BB10 and to date have found 9 pages (and counting) of apps and games that are top notch.

The old argument BlackBerry World doesn't have as much to offer becomes less relevant each day.

Starting to get excited with the Z30 release just around the corner.

Sent from my BlackBerry Z10

nick canada

Agreed

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denver negets

All the phones provide proper updates on time, and enough app's to entertain peoples.
And we bought blackberry 10 thinking there will be enough apps, and pretty looks good.
But now we feels like we have got into a trap.
And still blackberry never provides a better app. And if it is to sideload apps from android, why did we buy bb?. We could buy andorid instead. C'mon guys. U may won't like the way I talk, but you should understand us, when pay's money, there should be some worth.
And also, no photo sharing in yahoo. No video chat in yahoo messenger, which is available in all the mobile's even including all local mobiles.
ofcourse there is a good quality for blackberry, it's best for typing and security, but look at the app's guy's.
I was a BlackBerry lover, I request all the official members to do something to keep up the standard of blackberry.provide more social networking options and all( that is where your victory is). Your bbm made you in the first position. Now it's available for most of them.
So. Better yahoo messnger., Gmail, Skype, which should look like a pc options. Like iphone's .
Trust me, you people's will be the best.
Regards.
I keep praying for your victory.
Hope you people's won't be fraustated or angry.
Good luck bb.

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druid_of_night

Well, maybe Im the only one, but...

I have tried the Iphone 5 after 6 long years with the blackberry in my pocket. Iphone is a really nice phone, and has all the connections to the social networks / professional s. networks etc... really do, but I never enjoyed it as it was simply to much for me. I dont need to see each 5 minutes a notification on my phone screen.. each time when my far far relative or friend want to post whatever he believe its very important...
so I sold it, and I got back to the track with a Z10. And its feels like when u stop with a very addictive game on your computer. I got all the information from the Z10 WHAT I REALLY need, and its leaves me alone with the bulls**ts what i dont want to see during the day...

But, as I said, its maybe only me. I want to keep my privacy, and also I want to get connected, but most importantly: I want the control on the information what can reach me, and the time when its can reach me. And THATS where the Blackberry was always unique, and still unique...

I guess I'm not the only one with this...

Agr8song

gr8 OS Gets The Job Done!
what else to ask for?

szelim

I love my leaked 10.2 on my Z10.

bleutooth28

When it will be on Asia? Hope to get the app soon. It will help a lot and turn those BlackBerry lovers back. Hehhe

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all3n7

This Blackberry Z30 is a Gem..

Kiddo2050

Correct and notice the value of being out of spotlight. We can enjoy the look of it without having every other blog say it's shit.

Kiddo2050

Need instruction on installing 10.2 (since I'm on AT&T and don't ever expect to get it). If more than three steps, that's too hard. Should be
download OS [here]
plug Z10 into computer running link
Hit a button

-no warnings about what if it doesn't work and being not official (did Blackberry write the OS or not??)
-should just work

My major worry is not being able to connect to my work email after the update.

RadioTech

Wish he would tell us when the speed dialing from the home screen on the Q10 will be fixed.

Winston Loh

We need 10.2 already...bring it please...