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With RIM tucked away working on BlackBerry 10 there has been very little coming out of Waterloo regarding specs for their upcoming devices. Sure, RIM has shared some information surrounding device resolutions but other than that we've not been offered much else to imagine. New rumors are now suggesting that RIM has chosen the Snapdragon S4 Pro processor to power some of the first BlackBerry 10 devices.
The Snapdragon S4 Pro processor is ARMv7 based and packs the Adreno 320 GPU making it ideal for HD content, multitasking and gaming. We've heard RIM speak plenty about how gaming will be great on BlackBerry 10 and this, combined with QNX and how RIM has it set up makes BlackBerry 10 as game-friendly and powerful as the iPad or new Android tablets, provided they include an appropriate amount of RAM as well. Throw in that 1.5-1.7 GHz Dual-core Krait CPU and you're golden.
Taking it further and looking into how the Snapdragon S4 Pro processor could fit into RIM's plans, you need only look at the protocol support. Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz), and multiband support for global compatibility across networks (LTE FDD/TDD CAT3, SVLTE-DB, TD-SCDMA, Rel9 DC-HSPA+, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, EGAL, 1x Adv., 1x EV-DO Rev. A/B ) all there and ready to be used.
If you're not into all the technical stuff behind the info here, no problem. It's simple. If this turns out to be true, RIM will be working with a damn fine chipset. For now though, grain of salt until it gets confirmed in a more solid way.
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