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Peering under the BlackBerry Z10 hood

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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The Z10, on the other hand, lacks some key apps such as Netflix, Instagram, and others that the average person would want in a phone right out of the box. If some of these applications are missing, there needs to be a "wow-factor" that would encourage a Samsung or Apple user to make the switch to the BlackBerry Z10. As it stands, this handset is going to be a huge leap forward for you if you are an existing BlackBerry user. You'll finally have a phone that is comparable in many ways to the market leaders.

BlackBerry Z10 teardown

Removing this back casing reveals the main board of the Z10.

However, if you've already made the switch to an Android device or an iPhone, there's really nothing here to make you want to come back, unless you really miss BB Messenger.

Qualcomm the big winner

When we took apart the BlackBerry Z10once the main board was separated from the handset casing and the shielding covering the components was removedwhat stood out to us was the number of familiar components we saw.

BlackBerry Z10 teardown

Disconnecting the touchscreen panel from the main board.

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