Thursday, October 24, 2013

BlackBerry 10.2 OS Update, Done

10.2.0.424 BlackBerry OS Now In UAE


Exactly 11:09 Dubai time, when I checked my phone's software updates, and there's what I have been waiting for.



This was a very long wait though, but still grateful to have it now despite all the negativities that surfaced a while back. First, Z30 was released. Second, BBM is finally here. Third, 10 OS major update is here too.

With this update, so many great features that are actually being put into place, more than what I have expected. The major ones are these:
  • Priority Hub
  • BBM Vide with Natural Sound
  • Instant Previews of BBM, SMS and Email from any app
  • BlackBerry Keyboard
  • Copy and Paste Enhancements
  • Faster, Easier Sharing
  • Lock Screen Notifications
  • Reply Now
  • Calendar Enhancements
Later on, will be posting other changes or improvements I'll come across while exploring this most awaited OS update.


Finally, BBM Is Here For Android And iOS

Press Release


Over 10 Million Downloads of BBM for Android and iPhone in the First Day
BBM achieves top ranking in the App Store in over 75 countries within the first 24 hours
WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 22, 2013) - In just 24 hours BBM™ has been downloaded over 10 million times by Android™ and iPhone® users, one of the best single-day openings for a mobile app to date. BBM, the premier private social network from BlackBerry® (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), is available for free in the App Store(SM) and Google Play™ for immediate download.
BBM also quickly rose through the rankings on the App Store to be the number one free app in more than 75 countries in the first 24 hours, including the US, Canada, the UK, Indonesia and most of the Middle East. User ratings in both the App Store and Google Play are overwhelmingly positive, earning BBM 60,000 five-star reviews on Google Play from about 87,000 reviews.
"This has been an incredible launch for BBM across Android and iPhone devices. The mobile messaging market is full of opportunity for BBM. We intend to be the leading private social network for everyone who needs the immediate communication and collaboration of instant messaging combined with the privacy, control and reliability delivered through BBM," said Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President, BBM at BlackBerry.
BBM users, old and new, are enjoying the following features:

  • BBM Chat
  •  - Enjoy real, immediate conversations with friends on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. Not only does BBM let people know their message has been delivered and read, it also shows them when a contact is responding to a message.
  • More than chat
  •  - With BBM, customers can simply and instantly share files such as photos and voice notes. Multi-person chats are a great way to invite contacts to chat together.
  • Get in the Group
  •  - BBM Groups lets users invite up to 30 friends to chat together, as well as share photo albums, calendars and files.
  • Post Updates and stay in the know
  •  - BBM lets people post a personal message, profile picture and a current status, and lets contacts see statuses instantly in Updates.
  • Your unique PIN
  •  - Every BBM user has a unique PIN that maintains privacy, so users are not required to ever give out their phone number or email address to a new or casual contact.
Android and iPhone users will have access to BBM Voice and Video calling, as well as the new community building tool - BBM Channels - in the near future.
For more information on BBM, or to download BBM, please visit www.bbm.com. Follow @BBM on Twitter for the latest news and updates.

Source: Marketwired
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Feedback

After checking my most hated tech website, the TechCrunch.com when it comes to BlackBerry related articles, there I saw another disheartening story about BBM, as expected.
BlackBerry obviously being chocked up right now, with millions of BBM download request from iOS and Android users. But that doesn't mean it "buries its own flicker of good news on BBM", as what biased Natasha Lomas of TechCrunch have said.
Anyway, millions of BB loyalists out there know how BBM works and how it will amaze everybody who embraces it mainly iOS and Android users.
To those who have signed up but are still yet to receive the confirmation email like my friend below, just extend your patience a little bit more.


Here's my BB Pin by the way, you may add me up: 24DE95A7.

Cheers!
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