Video shows BlackBerry Z10 with Chinese handwriting recognition in BBM

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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1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Good news! I'm glad to hear that BB Z10 has this feature too! Keep it up, BB! :)

2. andygallo

Posts: 39; Member since: Oct 21, 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).

3. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 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.

4. No_Nonsense unregistered

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

5. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

alskdjha;lkdslaksjf = Chinese translation for blackberry is trash

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