Rogers lists BlackBerry OS 10.2 tentative release date for late October

By Adam Zeis on 2 Oct 2013 01:51 pm EDT
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If things stay on track for BlackBerry OS 10.2 we may be seeing an update very soon. As posted in the Rogers Community Forums, the BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and Q5 all show a tentative OS 10.2 update for "late October".

We can't say for sure if this will be the case, though from what we've seen and hear over the last few weeks it does seem to fit. The BlackBerry Z30 is making it's way to more regions and is already running OS 10.2, so an update for other BlackBerry 10 devices shouldn't be too far off.

BlackBerry OS 10.2 brings some much awaited features that we've seen in the numerous leaks as of late, but many are holding out to get their hands on an official version.

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Rogers lists BlackBerry OS 10.2 tentative release date for late October

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I happened to check out the Blackberry experience van in Toronto this past weekend. I was told they expect z30 to be available in November.

Posted via CB10

LOL... yes, it was outside the Toronto Oktoberfest (sorry no speakers for sale). I asked about the Z30 and they actually had two Z30 handsets there. The Z30 feels very nice in the hand. Now I am tempted to get it.

Sounds like the guy who hangs out in front of GBC on King st. White van and speakers for sale out of the back.

G*d dammit! I got duped by the 'overstock' speaker scam (sold out a van) the night I moved my gf to her new place in Toronto (Madison Ave around Bloor and Spadina) 7 or 8 years ago... Kept the speakers around (never hooked them up) for almost 5 years as punishment and reminder to never trust anyone without doing my own due diligence. : /

My cousin actually bought speakers out of the back of a van in Trenton, ON like 15 years ago. They still work. Uses them for parties on the patio.

Lol awesome, roughly 7 years back a guy I know did the same thing and we're close to Windsor ontario

Posted via CB10

I got caught same scam but with a home theatre system, guy had fake bills for future shop and catalogs with the stereos in there at 2500 a piece lol it works though for the 200 I gave him

Posted via CB10

Yep, after the deal is done on Nov. 4th.

They don't want the re-priced Z10 with the the awesome 10.2 selling like hot cakes to derail the go-private plan.

They will never learn. It'll be delayed due to Christmas or a busy season. Jan 2014 is likely. Dunno why they continue to pick dates.

Posted via CB10 on my Z10 Oreo

Sweeeet, I'm with Koodo so hopefully it comes around the same time, in the meanwhile the latest leak will do just fine

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I thought I heard it will be released Oct 21/22 in Canada?

BlackBerry for life. Kick'n it with my Z10.

Which leak are u running and which device are u using? And which bugs (if any) have u encountered on that leak?

Posted via my sexy Q10 (the BOLDER BOLD) :D

yes thanks for nothing crackberry. what's next? "Z80 is rumored to be released in 5 years, sources report"

With how BlackBerry have been executing in the past months I won't get my hopes up on release dates for anything.. ihave to see it to believe it..

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I just put the 10.2.0.1767 on my Rogers Q10 and it shows software release10.2.0.415. If I understand the leak process correctly, a leak only shows a software release if the carrier has this version in their system. In other words, Rogers is at least testing 10.2.0.1767 and the rumor it is the release candidate may be true.

Good. Lucky for some.

O2UK is planning on releasing an updated 10.1 (insert roll eyes)

Posted via CB10 on my Q10 running 10.2.0.1767

In my experience, Rogers' track record for delivering is pretty good. So, I'm optimistic.

Posted via CB10 from my Q10 (SQN100-3)

Late October. Fuck me! SaskTel should get it around Christmas, January then

Sent from The Legendary Zed10

Well less then a month to go, and I know the ETA is targeting Oct 24th-25th time frame, might be pushed to the 28th

Just a question, I have BBM Channels, will this effect downloading 10.2 in any way once it is released?

Sacco Z10

Sweeet... considering my Q10 from AT&T is still running on the official 10.1 OS (no MR to be found). I'm sure I'll finally get 10.2 when 10.4 leaks are starting to come out.

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My prediction, nothing positive out of Blackberry that can sway the stock price to go high for Prem Watsa until after Nov 2/13.

Yup. But I think 10.2 will hit before the deal is inked. BBM and large Org contract announcements will not happen until after. These have the potential to drive up stock. 10.2, not so much. Fairfax will be the recipient of a flurry of bes10 post testing contracts. And once one major player commits to the platform (Morgan Stanley) others will follow. I wouldn't be surprised if blackberry is delaying deals until after, then Fairfax can come in and take credit, along with BlackBerry, for restoring consumer confidence. Just watch.

Posted from BlackBerry Z10

Can anyone tell me if the 10.2 will make a significant impact on my battery life? My z10 which I had since February is a monster eater of battery life. I am a power user and it's done by 2pm without charging. Yes I do have a spare battery pack but it is still annoying

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Sure helped me, especially now with .1767. I went from about 4 hours on 10.1 to now nearly 24 hours!

Will the official launch with any updated features over current leaks? There were rumours of panorama camera and full screen settings pull down bar

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It's ironic that some features like toast notifications are coming out when the basic customizable notification features from BBOS devices are still in limbo and we don't know when they are coming to BB10...maybe in 10.9?

Iam just tired of waiting on the official relaese . Last time they said, mid october, and now late october ! And fom wat I heard, it want even fix the bugs like reboots, and battery drain annyway.

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I have only had one reboot since getting my Z10 in Feb and as for battery, latest leak has great battery life for me!

As usual BlackBerry is always late with everything they do, but at least 10:2 is on its way.

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

I have a leak 10.2 its a little bit faster than 10.1 with new features, and 10 times faster than 10.0

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I just installed a leaked version for my q10! It's pretty awesome upgrade. Bb10 works much nicer with this update and the features on the lock screen makes this os more beautiful.

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Seriously folks, who the crap wants/needs towait for Rogers to get off their rear ends to 'release' this OS 10.2 update ? Does it really take elevty nine weeks to test the stuff ? Hoefully another leak witll show up, we can all dl to our heart's content and Rogers (all the carriers) can stick it where the sun dont shine. havent y'all had enough of this nonsense yet ? Just sayin' (and yes, like many of you, I do hate Rogers).

Woohoo - end of October doesn't sound too bad :)
Last time Optus (Australia) wasn't too far behind

I like CB articles that have the words "now available" in their titles. Emphases on "now".

And down here in SOUTH AFRICA we'll get it in 2014! LoL

Posted via my sexy Q10 (the BOLDER BOLD) :D

Great, this means for those of us on verizon will have it around late spring.

Posted via CB10

Guy I was next to on the airplane today between Winnipeg and Regina had an update notice as we were getting off the plane that he had 10.2.10 (I think) available for download. I didn't ask his carrier. Was pumped though to be sitting next to a guy who had a Z10 and then one of the two guys I was meeting with later in the day had a Z10 too. Who says they don't sell?

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Dont understand why people dont install the 10.2 leaks. No harm will come. Just spend the time doing it.

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So with blackberry updates we have to rely on the carriers to support the update? So rogers bell and telus all might release the updates on different days than Wind? Why cant they just do it the way apple does and let up update via the Blackberry Link software on the same day for everybody.

Heins said just few minutes ago: "he wasn't satisfied with the level of the experience, and made the difficult decision to stop the company's efforts on Z10 and shift its resources back to its core smartphone os6" :-)

BlackBerry can't do it like Apple because they were tied to the hip with telecom providers with services revenue. So the telecom "partners " called the shots. What they don't get is this - they want more BlackBerry sales but are the biggest hindrance.

Why is it that more than 50% of iOS devices have conveyed to 7 in "mere days"?! Because Apple owns it's experience and ecosystem and provisions from their iCloud infrastructure. Bottom line.

This is hurting BlackBerry and we should have 10.2 long ago. I use iOS and just shake my head at how obvious all this. Apple played a smart game against telecom and learned a lot with Motorola when they released the crappy "iTunes pbone" if anyone remembers. It was purely an experiment to learn about phone tech and see how it would be like to work with others. That product failed badly.

Android is in a big cluster f because of device OEM and telecom with Android cycles.

Posted via CB10

I can't wait heheh
Hoping there will be BlackBerry swapping again hehehe swapping z10 to z30 hehe

Posted via CB10

It appears that Rogers will not be carrying the Z30; even if that is true, I certainly hope they continue to support the OS for existing BB10 customers.