Bold 9900 Comes in 6 Model Numbers
I did some research in RIM's website and found that Bold 9900 is coming in 6 model numbers:
RDE71UW, RDE72UW, RDV71UW, RDV72UW, RDY71UW, RDY72UW.
Among them the following 4 have AT&T 3G Bands (1, 2, 5/6), namely 850/1900/2100:
RDE71UW, RDE72UW, RDY71UW, RDY72UW.
The following 2 have 900/1700/2100 3G Bands (T-Mobile in US):
All 6 got FCC approval. More details are in the following RIM doc (see p. 41-43):
Bell Canada version got one of the following models:
RDE71UW, RDE72UW, RDV71UW, RDV72UW.
See the footnote on p. 334 of the following doc:
This is a mix of 2 different 3G bands. Very strange. I would imagine Bell will carry only the model with 1, 2, 5/6 bands (AT&T). In the Europe, it seems, RIM is releasing the following models:
BlackBerry - Legal - Declaration of Conformity
If this is right then "E" in the model number stands for Europe? But these 2 models both have 1, 2, 5/6 3G bands. I thought Europe use 900/1700/2100 bands.
VERY confusing, but at least, we have some informatioon about 9900's model numbers.
Last edited by tintin123; 08-15-11 at 03:00 PM.
- CrackBerry User
11-16-11, 01:05 AM #5
- 49 Posts
6 models? WTF? I remember that my Bold 9700 came in 2 models.
My 9900 is RDY71UW (Unbranded)8100 > 8310 > 8520 > 9530 > 9000 > 9700 > 9550 > 9300 > 9800 > 9780 > 9900 > iPhone 4S 32GB + another Curve 8520 > BlackBerry 10 Smartphone
- 11-16-11, 07:17 AM #8
The model number is on the label behind the battery.
In fact it might be a little more complicated, because there are a series of FCC approval references for this model, probably relating to pcb changes. Whether all saw commercial release is open to doubt until we find samples in the wild but the test reports make interesting reading.
I suspect the 71 and 72 variants are a cosmetic change which doesn't impact RF components and regulatory approvals. Maybe keyboard layout, camera/non-camera, or possibly even white/black body. It appears they are all approved as the generic ...70xx model.<a href="http://www.galatis.de/starboard.php?d=5518"><!-- Something special for the spammers --></a>
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- CrackBerry Abuser
11-21-11, 11:01 PM #10
- 177 Posts
This is the model number ( RDE70UW ) from the 3 phones I already have ( you can view a pic here http://forums.crackberry.com/attachm...chmentid=97139 )
My carrier is Telcel from Mexico.
The richest man in the world is the owner of Telcel, that is his main business, imagine how much money he gets from there to be the richest man in the world.
- 11-22-11, 12:00 AM #11
Bell and Telus seems to have the exact same model numbers.
- 11-22-11, 12:40 PM #13
RDV71UW also comes in white and works fine no battery lose!
It was made in Hungary 23rd Oct 2011 so it is a late build check your build date on the box and you will find that software problems are more prone prior this date for sure, I think,