BlackBerry 10.3.3 now scheduled for a March arrival

BlackBerry 10.3.3 now scheduled for a March arrival
With all of the talk about the BlackBerry Priv slider running on Android, BlackBerry CEO John Chen made it clear yesterday that the company will continue to support the BlackBerry 10 OS and push out updates over the next year. A press release sent out yesterday by the company in conjunction with its latest earnings report, revealed that BlackBerry 10.3.3 will be disseminated this coming March.

Like comments made yesterday by CEO John Chen, you might notice that BlackBerry says nothing about offering new BlackBerry 10 models. While the company states that it "remains committed to BlackBerry 10," it also appears that the level of this commitment could be limited to working on enhancing the platform, and sending out updates to it.

BlackBerry started rolling out BlackBerry 10.3.2 this past summer. Those who purchased their 'Berry from the company's own online store (shop.BlackBerry.com) got first crack at receiving it. The update added a new UI to BlackBerry Blend, offered a new spell check to users, and enhanced the ability of BlackBerry Protect to do its job by preventing lost or stolen units from being wiped. The update also allowed users to post a return message on the screen of a lost or stolen handset so that someone stumbling across one can return it to its rightful owner.

source: BlackBerry via MobileSyrup

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15 Comments

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22295; Member since: May 28, 2014

Can't wait to get 10.3.3 on my Passport and Classic. BlackBerry usually packs in some really good features in their OS updates. I read on their quarterly earnings report that Chen has said this one will bring security and privacy enhancements. He also said that BlackBerry will release 10.3.4 as well.

18. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Sadly they don't sell blackberry where i live which bums me out hard because the last blackberry that was here was the torch and i loved that thing lol. Wish i owned a passport ay, now that's an innovative phone and love it's keyboard gestures through out the UI.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 22295; Member since: May 28, 2014

Sucks that they don't sell BlackBerry where you live, but that will probably change with the release of this handset. The Passport is awesome, and the gesture based OS that is BB10 is awesome as well. I hope you can one day get your hands on one!

5. Plutonium239

Posts: 1232; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Can you remotely brick a blackberry device? My Windows Phone's storage is encrypted and I can remotely wipe/brick the device by logging into my microsoft account online. I was wondering if blackberry had the same capability. I know android doesn't have it, at least not natively built in to many different versions.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22295; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes. It can be done through "BlackBerry Protect".

14. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

I don't own blackberry, I have not had one either. but I'm sure it can! everybody knows BB is good at security.

17. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Yes, Android does. It's called Device Manager. It's native to every Android handset that has Google Mobile Services.

31. Plutonium239

Posts: 1232; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

My dad's galaxy s4 didn't have it.

20. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The end BB

22. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3157; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

What rock have you been living under?

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 22295; Member since: May 28, 2014

Stick to drinking the Apple-flavored Kool-aid, kid.

29. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Sorry bros, but bb10 is done if the Priv makes any headway at all. Fortunately for you remaining few though, it might not.

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 22295; Member since: May 28, 2014

It won't be done in enterprise or government if the Priv can't get the certifications that BB10 has, especially in government. Now, if BlackBerry manages to secure Android enough for the Priv to gain those certs, then it deserves all the accolades it gets because BlackBerry will have done what NO Android vendor, including Samsung with its Knox offering, and Google, have been able to do with Android. I can only imagine what the Android using crowd that hates BlackBerry (and you know there's more than a few. What is it with you Android fans hating everything not Android? You're included in that group) will have to say then.

32. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol I am not hating on them. I just honestly think they are done. The notification light is a must for all my phones, I use bbm still, and I almost bought a Z10 before. I don't see them clawing out of this. Although I also didn't think New Kids In the Block would ever have a number 1 hit ever again and that was the most recent miracle that happened. Blackberry is in the same boat as Vanilla ice. Good luck coming back.

33. meanestgenius

Posts: 22295; Member since: May 28, 2014

You would say that, considering that you troll other OS's not named Android. You're famous for trolling iOS. With BlackBerry being a software company primarily now, at least they have something to fall back on and remain in business should they leave the hardware business. They are not totally dependent on handsets. And with governments still requiring an operating system as secure as BB10, it will survive on there until (IF) something comes along to take that spot. Currently, NO OTHER OS has the certifications necessary to function in deep level governments like BB10 does. I wish you're trolling was like Vanilla Ice. That way, BlackBerry and iOS fans wouldn't have to deal with it anymore.

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