01-24-20 08:21 AM
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  1. Roadrnnr2's Avatar
    Hey All,

    Very long time reader, first post. I've just concluded a week long test with the Titan. It's OK but not a daily driver for me. I like the size, but the weight is a turn off and the BB keyboard is far better in my opinion.

    I have a key2 but it's aging and with no k3 on the horizion I'm search for the red edition. I know that BBF100-2 is the North American edition (I'm on Rogers in Canada), but they're extremely hard to come by. I think I can get a BBF100-6 in the UK and use a mail forwarder to get it here, but I'm reading about different bands? From what I can see the -6 just seems to have more bands than the -2 for international use.

    My question is, is there any reason NOT to get a -6? Will anything be missing or will it not work the same?

    Thx

    CJ
    01-13-20 10:34 PM
  2. kyamil010's Avatar
    this is my maaaan)))) i have completely same thoughts , concens )))))))))))))))) completely- with only diference - iam in AZERBAIJAN, and almost no blackberies delievered here. But my problem/question is completely the same))) lets hope people answer us, although i did get some answers on other threads, i will let you know there
    Kamil
    01-14-20 08:31 AM
  3. conite's Avatar
    Hey All,

    Very long time reader, first post. I've just concluded a week long test with the Titan. It's OK but not a daily driver for me. I like the size, but the weight is a turn off and the BB keyboard is far better in my opinion.

    I have a key2 but it's aging and with no k3 on the horizion I'm search for the red edition. I know that BBF100-2 is the North American edition (I'm on Rogers in Canada), but they're extremely hard to come by. I think I can get a BBF100-6 in the UK and use a mail forwarder to get it here, but I'm reading about different bands? From what I can see the -6 just seems to have more bands than the -2 for international use.

    My question is, is there any reason NOT to get a -6? Will anything be missing or will it not work the same?

    Thx

    CJ
    Int'l model is missing NA bands 14, 29, 30, 66.

    Check your US carrier to see if that's a problem. I think only AT&T, Bell, and Telus would be affected.



    You also want to make sure you don't end up with the BBF100-6 (PRD ending on 031) Indian variant:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...gid=1381535354
    Last edited by conite; 01-14-20 at 12:37 PM.
    01-14-20 09:33 AM
  4. whatnow00's Avatar
    There are some new BBF100-2s on eBay.
    01-14-20 12:36 PM
  5. the_boon's Avatar
    Hey All,

    Very long time reader, first post. I've just concluded a week long test with the Titan. It's OK but not a daily driver for me. I like the size, but the weight is a turn off and the BB keyboard is far better in my opinion.

    I have a key2 but it's aging and with no k3 on the horizion I'm search for the red edition. I know that BBF100-2 is the North American edition (I'm on Rogers in Canada), but they're extremely hard to come by. I think I can get a BBF100-6 in the UK and use a mail forwarder to get it here, but I'm reading about different bands? From what I can see the -6 just seems to have more bands than the -2 for international use.

    My question is, is there any reason NOT to get a -6? Will anything be missing or will it not work the same?

    Thx

    CJ
    If you want a Red KEY2, keep a lookout on eBay and Swappa, they do pop up occasionally.

    They're not cheap though (don't pay more than ~$650 for one) but they have great resale value and are built the best.

    You just... have to like the Red color, and this is why I sold mine.
    swadarshan likes this.
    01-14-20 01:05 PM
  6. Roadrnnr2's Avatar
    I've only seen Red BBF100-2's for like $1,600! Which I just can't justify, Used doesn't seem appropriate for me either given that I have a K2 already. The 600 euros out of the UK for new in box seems appealing if it will work with Rogers
    01-14-20 05:04 PM
  7. danfrancisco's Avatar
    I've only seen Red BBF100-2's for like $1,600! Which I just can't justify, Used doesn't seem appropriate for me either given that I have a K2 already. The 600 euros out of the UK for new in box seems appealing if it will work with Rogers
    I have the red bbf100-6 and have no issues using it with Rogers (I'm in Toronto).
    Roadrnnr2 likes this.
    01-14-20 06:27 PM
  8. Alfista83's Avatar
    I have the red bbf100-6 and have no issues using it with Rogers (I'm in Toronto).
    Isnt the BBF100-6 the Indian variant? Are you getting monthly security updates?
    01-15-20 02:44 AM
  9. conite's Avatar
    Isnt the BBF100-6 the Indian variant? Are you getting monthly security updates?
    Only 1 of 50 BBF100-6 variants comes from India.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...gid=1381535354
    01-15-20 09:51 AM
  10. Alfista83's Avatar
    Only 1 of 50 BBF100-6 variants comes from India.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...gid=1381535354
    And I'm one of those unlucky Indian Key2 users...
    01-15-20 10:05 AM
  11. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    And I'm one of those unlucky Indian Key2 users...
    It’s not coincidence or luck usually. What’s happened for many is chasing a perceived great deal or low price comparatively speaking
    01-15-20 10:12 AM
  12. the_boon's Avatar
    Only 1 of 50 BBF100-6 variants comes from India.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...gid=1381535354
    There are 50 of just -6 variants?!?

    How many do they need to make?

    Why is it that OEM's like Google can make 1 or 2 variants of their Pixels worldwide but TCL needs to make a different one for just about every country lol
    01-15-20 10:49 AM
  13. conite's Avatar
    There are 50 of just -6 variants?!?

    How many do they need to make?

    Why is it that OEM's like Google can make 1 or 2 variants of their Pixels worldwide but TCL needs to make a different one for just about every country lol
    Colours, memory configs, number of SIMs, and keyboard layouts account for many.

    After that, they need to be able to isolate phones in different regions in order to comply with local certification requirements. Some of the big OEMs don't need to worry about that, because they don't require local help in marketing
    01-15-20 10:56 AM
  14. Drg84's Avatar
    T-Mobile would be greatly affected. in a lot of areas their improved coverage is band 66.
    01-15-20 08:40 PM
  15. kyamil010's Avatar
    looking all over european web sites,, couldnt find bf100-6 dual sim 128 gb REd
    did BF100-6 mean its 2019 made model?
    01-16-20 06:20 AM
  16. the_boon's Avatar
    looking all over european web sites,, couldnt find bf100-6 dual sim 128 gb REd
    did BF100-6 mean its 2019 made model?
    It should be available on the BlackBerry Mobile EU store
    01-16-20 08:44 AM
  17. kyamil10's Avatar
    It should be available on the BlackBerry Mobile EU store
    Yes, thanks a lot, it is, just checked, but no delivery to Azerbaijan. And price almost 800 euro, is it ok? I will search a bit more and order there if no other option
    01-16-20 09:05 AM
  18. the_boon's Avatar
    Yes, thanks a lot, it is, just checked, but no delivery to Azerbaijan. And price almost 800 euro, is it ok? I will search a bit more and order there if no other option
    I would try to find one in the $600 range, no more than that.

    Or, get an LE which will be cheaper
    01-16-20 09:08 AM
  19. noelesga's Avatar
    What's wrong whith this version ?
    01-16-20 11:40 AM
  20. conite's Avatar
    What's wrong whith this version ?
    What version?

    Where do you live?
    01-16-20 11:55 AM
  21. noelesga's Avatar
    What version?

    Where do you live?
    BBF100-6 PRD ending 031
    01-16-20 12:10 PM
  22. conite's Avatar
    BBF100-6 PRD ending 031
    And your location?
    01-16-20 12:11 PM
  23. noelesga's Avatar
    And your location?
    Nicaragua
    01-16-20 12:12 PM
  24. conite's Avatar
    Nicaragua
    Ok, well the -031 was designed specifically for the Indian market, and was sold by Optiemus. They stopped supporting it over a year ago, so it hasn't received any updates since Dec 2018. It also has the triple-tap-on-convenience-key to call emergency services - a requirement under Indian law.

    Otherwise it will still function ok in your country.
    01-16-20 12:15 PM
  25. noelesga's Avatar
    Ok, well the -031 was designed specifically for the Indian market, and sold by Optiemus. They stopped supporting it over a year ago, so it hasn't received any updates since Dec 2018. It also has the triple-tap-on-convenience-key to call emergency services - a requirement under Indian law.

    Otherwise it will still function ok in your country.
    Attached Thumbnails BBF100-2 vs BBF100-6-16028.jpg  
    01-16-20 12:17 PM
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