- 01-28-2014, 11:30 PM #2
I think because the hardware doesn't support it
- 01-29-2014, 06:09 PM #10
The Z10 uses older, lower-cost support chips to save money and maximize margins, as it was expected to sell well and outsell the Q10. It's the same reason that Miracast isn't supported: the older hardware can't handle it.
The Q10 was designed (as in, the hardware choices were locked down) quite a bit later than the Z10, as they needed a device MUCH earlier for development. Remember that the Z10 was supposed to be released a full year earlier than it actually was.
- 01-29-2014, 06:13 PM #11
It's the Qualcomms on the 100-2, 3, 4 that don't support FM (or Miracast, for that matter). In theory, BB COULD support FM on the 100-1, but that would leave them in the odd position of supporting a feature on one variant of a handset, but not on others. I suspect they were concerned that this would be too confusing for users, and they may have a point.“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
- 01-29-2014, 06:20 PM #12
- 02-02-2014, 01:16 AM #13“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-06-2014, 11:37 AM #17
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Why does qualcomm own site says it supports Fm?
That is the exact same chip in stl 234. Unless Fm means something else on that site?
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- 02-06-2014, 11:40 AM #18
You should talk to ^this guy and explain that.
Come back me up here
Should FM and Mircast be EXCLUSIVE to STL100-1 as White balance is to STL100-2/3/4
Maybe he will listen to you as you are a mod and are well respected.
- CrackBerry Genius
02-06-2014, 11:48 AM #19
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Heck, I'd have gone for AM radio before FM.
BlackBerry phones are "business tools", and AM radio is full of business and news talk.
The Z10 is probably big enough that an AM loop antenna might have worked.BlackBerry Z10 on Bell Canada
- 02-06-2014, 01:11 PM #20
No way. The phone is way too small to house an AM antenna that would give even decent performance. FM works because wired headphones are used as the antenna, keeping the antenna outside the phone and not increasing any internal phone space.
This is the same reason the tiny FM radios that were made in the 80's (like the Sony Sports models) didn't have AM - the antenna would be much bigger than the whole radio. Even today, the smallest AM/FM radios are the size of a cassette Walkman in order to hold a "bar" AM antenna.
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