1. heartmoves's Avatar
    Thinking of upgrading from my Q10 to a Classic but only if it has the Paratek Antenna. Can anyone confirm that it does?

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    03-29-15 01:09 PM
  2. eldricho's Avatar
    Looks like it does

    https://supportforums.blackberry.com...y/td-p/3052138

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    03-29-15 01:36 PM
  3. heartmoves's Avatar
    Thanks for that link. Wonder why Blackberry doesn't make reference to Paratek antenna in the official product specs?

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    03-29-15 02:24 PM
  4. Zeridialous's Avatar
    It may have gotten missed when BlackBerry's marketing department wrote up everything. I do wish that it would be listed in the specifications sheet or marketing material though as it would be beneficial for them to do so and provide more clarity to potential buyers.
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    03-29-15 03:49 PM
  5. heartmoves's Avatar
    I think BlackBerry makes fantastic phones but sure seems like their marketing department misses a lot of things as you mentioned...

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    03-29-15 05:34 PM
  6. tmus's Avatar
    They really need to promote more of the functionality and features that set them apart for the better. Durability, quality components, functionality in everyday use of software, etc.

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    03-29-15 05:41 PM
  7. anon(9353145)'s Avatar
    I think BlackBerry makes fantastic phones but sure seems like their marketing department misses a lot of things as you mentioned...

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    Hopefully on Chen's list of things to fix are: (A) Adding a How-To section on BlackBerry Blogs to introduce people to useful features in BB10 they probably don't know exist and (B) Publish specs that advertise differentiating factors over other platforms like Paratek, Blend, PKB shortcuts, touch capacitive keyboard, etc.
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    03-29-15 05:42 PM
  8. Xenolock's Avatar
    My Classic gets reception identical to my Z30 even in low-signal areas, so I would say so. I believe that Paratek antennas are standard equipment on all BlackBerries now.

    From a Classic
    03-29-15 05:50 PM
  9. heartmoves's Avatar
    The Bell reps didn't even know about Paratek advantages or Blackberry Blend. Although to their credit, they were enthusiastic about sharing what they knew about both the Passport and Classic. I plan to bring in my laptop to show them Blend when I pick up my classic.

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    03-29-15 06:18 PM
  10. anon(9353145)'s Avatar
    The Bell reps didn't even know about Paratek advantages or Blackberry Blend. Although to their credit, they were enthusiastic about sharing what they knew about both the Passport and Classic. I plan to bring in my laptop to show them Blend when I pick up my classic.

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    Blend is a killer app that BlackBerry definitely needs to develop further and make it World Class. I'd love to see them port it over to Android, iOS and Windows Phone as well if possible. I think a lot of users on other platforms would love that kind of cross platform functionality, not just something like AirDroid (Android Only) or Continuity/Handoff (iOS only). And it doesn't require the Cloud!
    03-29-15 07:08 PM
  11. BBUniq01's Avatar
    Did not know about the antenna on my Classic. Cool!

    Posted via Classic
    03-29-15 07:39 PM
  12. heartmoves's Avatar
    If I recall BlackBerry bought Paratek for upwards of $200 Million 4 or so years ago. You'd think it would make sense to market this feature.

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    03-29-15 07:50 PM
  13. anon(1035135)'s Avatar
    It may have gotten missed when BlackBerry's marketing department wrote up everything.
    LOL! He said "Blackberry's marketing department!!" Funniest thing I've read all day!

    Posted from my Classic. BOOM!
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    03-29-15 09:08 PM

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