*UPDATE* – Upon request from BlackBerry, we’ve taken down the screenshot of the email.

We’ve just received a non-embargoed email from BlackBerry’s 3rd party marketing team, here in Australia. The email is for an invite to speak with BlackBerry technical manager, Gavin Cross, regarding BlackBerry OS 10.2.1.

In the email, it states that BlackBerry 10.2.1 is “being launched on January 29.” However, that’s for Australia, meaning our original exclusive report of January 28th is 100% confirmed.

There are hundreds of new enhancements and refinements in 10.2.1, some include:

  • Customize Pinch Gesture to Filter BlackBerry Hub
  • Simplified Phone Experience
  • SMS and Email Groups
  • Actionable Lock Screen Notifications
  • Picture Password for Quick Unlocking
  • Enterprise Features

Stay tuned for the global rollout of BlackBerry OS 10.2.1, which is subject to your carrier’s approval. Nevertheless, keep it locked to N4BB for all the latest news on BlackBerry and the OS 10.2.1 update.