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Video shows BlackBerry Z10 with Chinese handwriting recognition in BBM

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Video shows BlackBerry Z10 with Chinese handwriting recognition in BBM
An official BlackBerry video shows a feature of the all-touch BlackBerry Z10 that has not been widely promoted. Based on the video, it appears that users of the first BlackBerry 10 flavored device have a handwriting recognition engine in BBM that works, at the least, in Chinese. While our knowledge of the Chinese language is non-existent, we can make out the 8PM time written by the user and the word "Central" that follows it.

Since BlackBerry has not really promoted this feature it is unclear whether it will be expanded to other languages. While BlackBerry users might be celebrating this as something new, you might recall a similar feature being available on 2008's LG Dare. The Dare allowed users to use their finger tip to input numbers and letters in English instead of using the virtual QWERTY keyboard.

source: BerryReview

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posted on 17 Apr 2013, 10:11 6

1. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Good news! I'm glad to hear that BB Z10 has this feature too!

Keep it up, BB! :)

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 10:45 1

2. andygallo (Posts: 39; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Really good to see BB is trying to embrace the touch screen after being a keyboard oriented design for so long.

Definitely not a new thing tho, I'm pretty sure iOS has had this feature for a few years now. Go keyboard and Swype for Android had plugins for a couple of years as well. Hopefully the stock Android keyboard will eventually do the same (if it hasn't already, still on ICS myself).

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 10:53 2

3. Johnnokia (Posts: 525; Member since: 27 May 2012)


I bought Z10 since 3 weeks. It is beautiful, but not wooow.
I'm still seeing a very tough path ahead Blackberry. However, good luck BB.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 11:47 1

4. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


The software is great, but hardware is not as wowy like that of 920.

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 10:46

5. apiskula (banned) (Posts: 578; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


alskdjha;lkdslaksjf = Chinese translation for blackberry is trash

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