1. dale-c's Avatar
    I have seen that the Passport does bit haven't heard about the Classic. That is one of the biggest issues with the z10.
    Not that the z10 is bad, but being on Tmobile and traveling a lot, I need the best reception I can get.

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    10-17-14 08:15 AM
  2. serbanescu's Avatar
    I would like to know that as well.
    10-17-14 08:28 AM
  3. dale-c's Avatar
    Since I am on T-Mobile, they can have spotty coverage in rural areas.
    Just yesterday I was on hold on a two lane road hoping my call would not be dropped. The call was answered just before I lost signal so I pulled to the side of the road and continued the call, which did break up a bit. From what I hear, the paratek antenna would have made a difference in that situation.

    I will probably lose wifi calling but since I have perfect signal at home, the increased reception will outweigh the loss of wifi calling which I only use occasionally.

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    10-17-14 08:38 AM
  4. DYLANHABKIRK's Avatar
    Yes it does have a Paratek Antenna.

    Where? In the bottom - just like the Z30, and 9900

    You can see the antenna gap in this photo:



    Does the Classic have a paratek antenna?-screen-shot-2014-09-22-2.11.19-pm_edit.png

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    10-17-14 09:41 AM
  5. idssteve's Avatar
    My company's field service guys spend a lot of time in weak signal areas. Paratek might serve them well. They've been testing Z30 in the field, comparing ATT and Verizon, and seem genuinely impressed with Z30's signal performance on both networks. Two of our smartest guys are convinced that the Z30's fixed battery configuration was forced by antenna considerations. ?? Classic's fixed batt might, maybe, circumstantially indicate possible paratek?? We'll see when we see... but it would be a welcome feature, IMO.
    10-17-14 09:43 AM
  6. idssteve's Avatar
    Yay!!

    Edit: Just saw the above photo.
    10-17-14 09:44 AM
  7. UrbanGlowCam's Avatar
    Yes it does have a Paratek Antenna.

    Where? In the bottom - just like the Z30, and 9900
    The 9900 had a Paratek antenna? I thought it was introduced with the Z30.
    10-17-14 10:56 AM
  8. Daniel Montanaro's Avatar
    The 9900 had a Paratek antenna? I thought it was introduced with the Z30.
    First blackberry to have paratek was Z30.

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    10-17-14 11:19 AM
  9. thurask's Avatar
    First blackberry to have paratek was Z30.

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    Well, technically...

    We had one of our readers spot another really good chip story, and one that perhaps helps to differentiate Blackberry in terms of their vertical integration and wireless capabilities. There are three impedance matched BST (Barium Strontium Titanate) IC?s that were developed by a company called Paratek, which was acquired by RIM in March 2012 (the orange devices at right). They play a key role in tuning the antenna. One of the investors in Paratek calls the solution a. ?game changer by allowing users to upload data faster and experience fewer dropped calls.?

    The BST devices allow for the antenna tuning to be optimized depending upon conditions, thus making them adaptive. Voltages to the BST tuner IC?s are modified to maximize tuner efficiency, thus saving power and reducing dropped calls.
    http://www.chipworks.com/en/technica...lackberry-z10/

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    10-17-14 11:26 AM
  10. idssteve's Avatar
    Well, technically...



    http://www.chipworks.com/en/technica...lackberry-z10/

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    Thanks Thurask. Go figure...
    10-17-14 01:40 PM
  11. byrdbrained's Avatar
    It's this kind of knowledge that keeps me coming back here. Thanks thurask and long live CrackBerry!
    10-17-14 01:46 PM
  12. DYLANHABKIRK's Avatar
    The 9900 had a Paratek antenna? I thought it was introduced with the Z30.
    I'm referring to the similar position of the 9900's antenna

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    10-17-14 01:58 PM
  13. momofteme's Avatar
    My Q10 has that same gap where the plastic bottom section meets the metal top section of the edgeband.

    My Q gets noticeably worse signal than my wife's Z30. Not that my Q is bad, but hers always has more bars and that really helps battery life if you live in a weak area like we do.

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    10-18-14 07:46 AM
  14. UrbanGlowCam's Avatar
    I'm referring to the similar position of the 9900's antenna

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    Oh for sure. I think that is separate from Paratek inclusion though.
    10-18-14 10:40 AM
  15. joewoo's Avatar
    This thread is from 2014!
    04-17-16 04:16 PM

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