BlackBerry 10.2 shown off in new video, ahead of release later this year

BlackBerry users are still eagerly waiting for BlackBerry 10.1 to be released to the masses later this year, but that isn't stopping the Canada-based BlackBerry from getting cracking on BlackBerry 10.2. A new video takes a close look at the new build.

BlackBerry has already confirmed a slew of features, like being able to set a time to remember an item, send Emojis in messages, set multiple alarms, and receive "level 1 notifications".  The video released on Thursday shows enhancements to the user interface, BBM Channels pre-installed, a revamp to BBM and the many changes to the clock app. 

 
It's worth noting that this is an early build, so things could always change. At any rate, it's cool to see BlackBerry getting to work on some new features to improve the OS - which some have thought a bit underwhelming. 

As for BlackBerry 10.1, betas have suggested we'll see HDR photo options, new help demos upon first boot for new users, ability to turn off alerts for specific apps, BlackBerry World coupon redemption and the ability to paste phone numbers right into the phone application. No word on a release, but it can't be too far off.