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  1. evodevo69's Avatar
    I've been switching back and forth between my Priv and Q10 lately and sorta got bored of BB Android and the QWERTY so I starting using the Z30.

    I never knew how powerful the paratek antenna was until now, all I can say is WOW is it ever a powerful piece of technology.

    Now that I'm living in a building where there seems to be a dead space just outside the elevators on the 31st floor and also in the elevators themselves - on the Z30 I'm actually getting signal.

    Anybody know what other devices have this paratek antenna? I know Passport - does the Classic?

    I hope Blackberry someday will become financially strong enough again to make their own devices because they really did make superior phones, in both hardware and software, as far as my needs are concerned.
    anon(8640806) likes this.
    08-22-16 05:41 PM
  2. medic22003's Avatar
    I'm thinking the priv does as well

    Posted with my shiny new Priv
    08-22-16 07:18 PM
  3. gebco's Avatar
    My Priv antenna does not seem as strong as my Z30. My office is in a weak signal area and my Z30 always had some reception. My Priv is 0 bars, zero reception.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    08-22-16 09:28 PM
  4. milfou's Avatar
    Z30 was just the best designed BlackBerry ever. It's not just the paratek tuning buy the antennas and matching where really good. Battery life is awesome too. Classic was not great. Passport is pretty good. PRIV is average.
    08-22-16 10:26 PM
  5. Carmels's Avatar
    I'm enjoying the Priv but the Z30 is still at the top of my list of BlackBerry devices I've owned. I miss the size and the speakers on that device.

    Posted via the PrivZilla!
    bigjman, medic22003 and astrodan13 like this.
    08-22-16 10:44 PM
  6. Jrox74's Avatar
    The Z10, Passport, & Priv have the paratek antenna. I do not believe the DTEK 50 does however. Rocking 24-7 with my Passport SE & Semi Retired Z10
    08-22-16 11:55 PM
  7. bigjman's Avatar
    The Z10, Passport, & Priv have the paratek antenna. I do not believe the DTEK 50 does however. Rocking 24-7 with my Passport SE & Semi Retired Z10
    The Z10 doesn't have the paratek antenna, the Z30 does.

    Posted via CB10
    08-23-16 03:04 AM
  8. Jrox74's Avatar
    Hi Bigjman. I stand corrected the Z10 does not have the paratek antenna. The Z30 does have it. Thanks for the information. Rocking 24-7 with my Passport SE & Semi Retired Z10
    08-23-16 03:52 AM
  9. evodevo69's Avatar
    So just the z30 and passport?

    I don't think people realize how useful this hardware is.

    #dirtythirty #naturalsound #CB10 #glassweave
    08-23-16 06:55 AM
  10. bigjsmashman's Avatar
    So just the z30 and passport?

    I don't think people realize how useful this hardware is.

    #dirtythirty #naturalsound #CB10 #glassweave
    Priv has it also

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    08-23-16 11:33 AM
  11. evodevo69's Avatar
    Priv has it also

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    You sure? If it does it sure as hell doesn't work loll

    So far only my z30 picks up signal in the dead zone.

    Haven't tried the Passport yet.

    #dirtythirty #naturalsound #CB10 #glassweave
    08-23-16 12:53 PM
  12. AmritD's Avatar
    Technically even the Q10 had the paratek antenna, just not the same as the one on the Z30


    Z30STA100-2/10.3.2.2876
    08-23-16 12:56 PM
  13. BBZ10wannabe's Avatar
    My Z30 paratek antenna outperforms my PRIV antenna in every circumstance. The PRIV antenna is okay but the Z30 antenna is by far the best antenna I've ever used. So call it what you like the Z30 paratek antenna is in a class by itself.

    I once used it in a concrete condo building movie theatre where no iPhone or Android phones could even hold a signal, my trusty Z30 had 4g and was used as a mobile hot spot for an hour and a half so that the 4 of us could play Xbox on the movie screen all while maintaining a solid connection and battery.

    I sure hope BlackBerry brings back the Z30 paratek antenna to its new device offerings.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    08-23-16 01:42 PM
  14. bigjsmashman's Avatar
    My Z30 paratek antenna outperforms my PRIV antenna in every circumstance. The PRIV antenna is okay but the Z30 antenna is by far the best antenna I've ever used. So call it what you like the Z30 paratek antenna is in a class by itself.

    I once used it in a concrete condo building movie theatre where no iPhone or Android phones could even hold a signal, my trusty Z30 had 4g and was used as a mobile hot spot for an hour and a half so that the 4 of us could play Xbox on the movie screen all while maintaining a solid connection and battery.

    I sure hope BlackBerry brings back the Z30 paratek antenna to its new device offerings.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    I agree that the Z30 is better, but I haven't had any issues with the Priv.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    08-23-16 02:32 PM
  15. DaFoxGrey's Avatar
    Paratek Antenna found in these Blackberry devices:
    Z30 - First device with paratek antenna
    Classic
    Passport
    Priv
    08-24-16 02:47 PM
  16. Lawmen23's Avatar
    My Priv signal is only half as strong as my Z10
    08-24-16 02:55 PM
  17. FF22's Avatar
    My Priv signal is only half as strong as my Z10
    Looking at actual signal strength as opposed to the "bars" shown on the status bar? How does it seem to perform in real life?
    Wezard likes this.
    08-24-16 03:59 PM
  18. Ment's Avatar
    I'm not convinced PRIV has the full complement of Paratek tech(antenna hardware, tuning chip and capacitors) which is why they never mention it in the documentation tho I'm sure they used the knowledge base from it for the PRIV.
    08-24-16 06:08 PM
  19. medic22003's Avatar
    I'm enjoying the Priv but the Z30 is still at the top of my list of BlackBerry devices I've owned. I miss the size and the speakers on that device.

    Posted via the PrivZilla!
    I agree with ya on that

    Posted with my shiny new Priv
    08-24-16 07:02 PM
  20. medic22003's Avatar
    My priv doesn't have signal like my z30 did

    Posted with my shiny new Priv
    08-24-16 07:04 PM
  21. yvpan1's Avatar
    Well, if you're looking at the bars, yeah the PRIV doesn't do much, however even with only fewer bars the PRIV does the job. Bars don't tell the exact performance, it's whether your phone is useable or not really is the question. And i have no issues with my PRIV on the reception and the signal usabilities side.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    Wezard likes this.
    08-24-16 07:12 PM
  22. Wezard's Avatar
    Ditto on the "Don't Look at Bars to Judge Signal"
    08-24-16 07:21 PM
  23. bigjman's Avatar
    I agree with ya on that

    Posted with my shiny new Priv
    Me too. Z30 still stands as the best cell phone I ever had.

    Posted via CB10
    robin11 likes this.
    08-25-16 05:14 AM
  24. robin11's Avatar
    Considering the rumoured price, the DTEK60 better have a Paratek antenae. Only problem is that I don't see it listed in the specs.
    10-14-16 09:30 PM
  25. hary232's Avatar
    I read in crackberry forum , one PR said they have it inside but they simply didn't put it on their specs.
    Based on real usage, i think that's true
    10-15-16 02:30 AM
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