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© Chipworks Electronics Production | July 03, 2013

Inside the Blackberry Q10

Touch screens have largely changed the way we communicate by making typos socially acceptable in business communications. But, find the guys at Chipworks, "The keyboard is still alive".

But in many circles, acurite tiping isstill very important and people feel a physical keyboard helps them. Moreover, the tactile feel of a keyboard is often faster and more comfortable for the high volume user. Enter the latest Canadian addition to the smartphone market: The Blackberry Q10. It comes with a traditional BB keyboard design, in addition to a 3.1″ Super AMOLED capacitive display.

The design wins - Comparing the two Blackberry 10 phones

Blackberry Q10Blackberry Z10

Application processorQualcomm MSM8960Qualcomm MSM8960
SDRAMHynix H9TKNNNBPDMRSamsung K3PE0E000A
NAND flashSamsung KLMAG2GE… (rest obscured)Samsung KLMAG2GE4A
Primary cameraOmniVision OV2B8BGOmniVision OV2B8BG
Secondary cameraAptina C25BAptina C25B
Audio codecQualcomm WDC9310Qualcomm WCD9310
AccelerometerSTMicroelectronics DSHSTMicroelectronics DSH
GyroscopeInvenSense ITG3050InvenSense ITG3050
PMICQualcomm PM8921Qualcomm PM8921
TransceiverWTR1605lQualcomm RTR8600
Wi-Fi SoCBroadcom BCM4334Texas Instruments WL1287
Touch controllerAtmel MXT224sSynaptics S3203
NFCInside Secure Securead Inside Secure Securead

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Source: Chipworks

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