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BlackBerry chooses Snapdragon to power the Z10, a BlackBerry smartphone of many firsts

Apr 26, 2013

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BlackBerry Z10

In case you haven’t already heard, the BlackBerry Z10 isn’t your mother’s BlackBerry. The QWERTY keyboard is gone. BlackBerry has packed it with lots of innovative new features, many of which appear for the first time in the Z10.  And we’re proud to say that BlackBerry has once again chosen to power their device with a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor.

  • The Z10 is the first BlackBerry device to replace the QWERTY keyboard with the new touchscreen BlackBerry Keyboard, which learns how you write and adapts to how you type so you can write faster, more accurately and with the least amount of effort.
  • The Z10 sports an innovative, multi-touch gesture-based user interface (UI); a swipe of your hand takes you from whatever app you’re using directly to the BlackBerry Hub, a kind of universal inbox that includes all your email, text and social networking app messages and notifications.
  • BlackBerry’s innovative UI is based on BlackBerry 10, their brand new mobile operating system. The Z10 is BlackBerry’s first device to be based on BlackBerry 10.
  • The BlackBerry Z10 is also the first BlackBerry smartphone with LTE connectivity, a secondary noise canceling microphone, HDMI-out port, micro SIM slot, and a front-facing camera. Much about the Z10 is new. It truly is “BlackBerry re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented”.

Given the importance of this device for BlackBerry and the fact that this is a world class smartphone, we’re that much more proud that BlackBerry chose the Snapdragon S4 Plus processor to power the Z10. The Z10 also includes an 8 megapixel camera and support for 1080p HD video capture and playback. So you know the Z10 has serious processing capacity, slick 3D graphics, great multimedia, and super responsive web browsing, in addition to the many other cool capabilities BlackBerry has added.

Find out more about the advanced capabilities of Snapdragon processors and all the great smartphones they power.

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Brent Sammons

Senior Manager, Marketing