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May 23, 2013

BlackBerry 10.2 bringing standard unicode Emoji support, and more!


With the Q10, Z10 and Q5 running 10.1,  BlackBerry 10.2 is already in the works. Although not  really a secret, it’s just a plain fact at this point. Creating a little bit of excitement through his BBM Channel, BlackBerry Product Manager, Michael Clewley, shared some of the smaller details about what exactly BlackBerry 10.2 will be bringing along with it in short list of changes:

  • Setting a time to remember item – I can confirm this will be supported 10.2
  • Standard Unicode Emojis – I can confirm this will be supported 10.2. More details as available
  • Multiple Alarms – I can confirm this will be supported 10.2. More details as it becomes available
  • Level 1 Notifications – I can confirm we’ll bring this feature to BlackBerry 10 for 10.2. As details become available, I’ll keep you updated

Additionally, Michael Clewley once again reiterated the fact that the first BlackBerry 10.2 beta SDK will be coming in June and that the 10.2 OS update will be arriving within this calendar year. Needless to say, if you’re not already is his BBM Channel, you might want to hop in there. You can add the channel through PIN C00014277. Also, can I just point out how cool this is? Sharing of information like this never would have happened at the ‘old BlackBerry’ and the fact that the info is being passed through BBM Channels makes it all even cooler.

Source:  Michael Clewley (BlackBerry Product Manager)

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Dave Thornton

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Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini