There’s rumor going that BlackBerry will rollout the upcoming OS 10.2.1 update without carriers in one sweeping global launch.

We caught up with BlackBerry to discover the truth. Unfortunately, BlackBerry is still relying on the carriers to first approve the OS build before it gets pushed to you.

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This means, while BlackBerry intends to launch BlackBerry 10.2.1 on January 28th, the update will first be subject to your carrier’s testing and approval timeline.