11-08-14 09:08 PM
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  1. raino's Avatar
    If so, which model (1, 3, 5) was it? I was thinking of picking another one up when/around 10.3.1 is released, but I need it to be the -5.

    Let's define 'recently' as the mid-September onwards. Thanks.
    10-24-14 12:39 AM
  2. ugahairydawgs's Avatar
    You can pick them up on Amazon for much cheaper than you can get them direct from Blackberry.

    The one from JoyCells is a 5 and is fulfilled by Amazon.

    Amazon.com: Buying Choices: Blackberry Q10 Black 16GB Factory Unlocked, International Version - 4G / LTE 3, 7, 8, 20 (1800 / 2600 / 900 / 800 MHz)
    10-24-14 09:09 AM
  3. cartoon2007's Avatar
    I would like to know as well.

    Posted via CB/Q10
    10-24-14 09:53 AM
  4. raino's Avatar
    You can pick them up on Amazon for much cheaper than you can get them direct from Blackberry.

    The one from JoyCells is a 5 and is fulfilled by Amazon.

    Amazon.com: Buying Choices: Blackberry Q10 Black 16GB Factory Unlocked, International Version - 4G / LTE 3, 7, 8, 20 (1800 / 2600 / 900 / 800 MHz)
    That is the -3, I want a -5.
    10-24-14 09:59 AM
  5. ugahairydawgs's Avatar
    That is the -3, I want a -5.
    Look at the one from the seller JoyCells. The description for it says:

    BRAND NEW SEALED. SQN100-5 4G LTE BANDS- 700/850/1700/1900. 3G BANDS- HSDPA 850/1700/1900/2100
    raino likes this.
    10-24-14 02:03 PM
  6. Roelito78's Avatar
    Is the SQN 100 5 a better phone? Less problems?
    10-24-14 11:55 PM
  7. raino's Avatar
    Look at the one from the seller JoyCells. The description for it says:
    Oh my bad. You're right--that is advertised as a -5. I'll have to pass though, considering 1. no warranty on third party purchases, and 2. I might need warranty if this is a double typing unit.

    Is the SQN 100 5 a better phone? Less problems?
    AFAIK, no better or worse than other models. It's just the best compatible with my carrier.
    10-25-14 01:19 AM
  8. ugahairydawgs's Avatar
    Blackberry doesn't offer warranty coverage for new device purchases from 3rd party retailers? If so, that is a fairly stupid business practice.
    10-25-14 06:29 AM
  9. Marthaelisa17's Avatar
    I have a 4 and it works really well no typing issues. But I'm insured through my carrier if any problems should come up.

    Posted from my Q10
    10-25-14 07:04 AM
  10. modifier's Avatar
    If so, which model (1, 3, 5) was it? I was thinking of picking another one up when/around 10.3.1 is released, but I need it to be the -5.
    I might grab a second myself soon. I'm 99% sure it's still the -5 and unaware of any change to the model variant being offered through shopbb. The band listing is still the same as the -5.

    Blackberry doesn't offer warranty coverage for new device purchases from 3rd party retailers? If so, that is a fairly stupid business practice.
    It's because discount retailers purchase through back channels (carrier overstock, "fell off the truck" situations, open box units passed off as new, etc.), making the phones considered gray market, used, and/or of questionable origin. These aren't authorized retailers. They're simply entities on Amazon selling a phone. Unless the sellers offer their own warranty or the phone is sold by Amazon themselves, there's no warranty. That's why they're less expensive -- albeit not by a huge margin.

    [CB10 / Q10]
    10-25-14 08:22 AM
  11. cgallaer's Avatar
    I bought mine a few months ago from Shop BlackBerry and it's a -5.

    Q10: SQN 100-5 v. 10.2.1.2102
    10-25-14 09:03 AM
  12. msmilktoast's Avatar
    I bought one during their August sale and it is a 5.

    Posted Via CB10
    10-25-14 09:12 AM
  13. KRZR101's Avatar
    I'll probably be the best check for you as I ordered a Q10 a couple days ago via ShopBlackBerry.com and it's coming in on Monday. I could check for you and report back once it comes in if you would like, OP.
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    10-25-14 11:53 AM
  14. raino's Avatar
    I might grab a second myself soon. I'm 99% sure it's still the -5 and unaware of any change to the model variant being offered through shopbb. The band listing is still the same as the -5.
    For the black Q10, the link that takes you to the band listings list the bands for a -1.

    The bands listed on the white one are a joke. No such Q10 exists (LTE 4/5/7.)

    I'll probably be the best check for you as I ordered a Q10 a couple days ago via ShopBlackBerry.com and it's coming in on Monday. I could check for you and report back once it comes in if you would like, OP.
    Thank you! Please do, I would appreciate it.
    modifier likes this.
    10-25-14 01:50 PM
  15. modifier's Avatar
    For the black Q10, the link that takes you to the band listings list the bands for a -1.
    You're correct - I refreshed my browser and it updated. Must have been a cached page. I still find it odd that it would change but will stay tuned to this thread to see what gets delivered. My money (all two cents worth... ha!) is still on -5.

    [CB10 / Q10]
    10-25-14 04:01 PM
  16. majoko's Avatar
    If so, which model (1, 3, 5) was it? I was thinking of picking another one up when/around 10.3.1 is released, but I need it to be the -5.

    Let's define 'recently' as the mid-September onwards. Thanks.
    Excuse me what means 1, 3, 5 and where can I see which one I have?

    Posted via CB10
    10-25-14 04:58 PM
  17. Joshu42's Avatar
    Excuse me what means 1, 3, 5 and where can I see which one I have?
    Searching the forum is a lot better than hijacking a thread...

    Quickly though :
    Type the 5 letters "myver" without the quotes. You will have something like "Q10SQN100-3/10.2.1.3247". Each version of the phone is localized as this :

    Has anyone bought a black Q10 from ShopBB recently?-q10-versions.jpg
    10-25-14 05:39 PM
  18. mf1982's Avatar
    Oh my bad. You're right--that is advertised as a -5. I'll have to pass though, considering 1. no warranty on third party purchases, and 2. I might need warranty if this is a double typing unit.



    AFAIK, no better or worse than other models. It's just the best compatible with my carrier.
    For the double type problem, you can probably get the keyboard fixed for $30 - 50. See how that works in your calculation as well as the challenges some have had dealing with DR returns and repairs.

    Posted via CB10
    10-26-14 11:47 PM
  19. modifier's Avatar
    For the black Q10, the link that takes you to the band listings list the bands for a -1.
    If you now add the Q10 to your cart it's back to listing -5 specs for band support:
    "LTE 4,5,7 HSPA 1,2,4,5/6"

    Assuming 1700 AWS was your biggest determining factor, band 4 is there per the cart description. The main site still shows -1 specs for whatever reason but the cart currently shows what equates to a -5. I still bet it was always a -5 despite the contradictory descriptions.

    As an added bonus they're down to $199. Hopefully you haven't purchased yet.

    [CB10 / Q10]
    10-31-14 05:20 PM
  20. raino's Avatar
    If you now add the Q10 to your cart it's back to listing -5 specs for band support:
    "LTE 4,5,7 HSPA 1,2,4,5/6"
    LTE 7 is 2600 MHz. There's no Q10 variant that has "LTE 4,5,7." They copy pasted the bands from the Z30 -5 lol.

    But I just placed an order at $200 Good looking out.
    10-31-14 05:26 PM
  21. modifier's Avatar
    Let me know what you end up receiving. I'll probably grab one as well just to have a spare.

    [CB10 / Q10]
    Last edited by modifier; 10-31-14 at 08:21 PM.
    10-31-14 05:53 PM
  22. webmeister's Avatar
    Just sold my 1.5 year old one for $175. Bought a brand new shiny one on shopblackberry Canada for $199. I like the math. I didn't check the bands, but it's probably a -5?

    Posted via CB10
    11-01-14 06:07 AM
  23. Tamellingham's Avatar
    Yes, I doubt this is correct.
    Because if it is the case, that's a bit of a hole in the business model.

    Posted via CB10
    11-01-14 05:25 PM
  24. raino's Avatar
    Let me know what you end up receiving. I'll probably grab one as well just to have a spare.
    It ended up being a -5.

    I hope you got one before they ran out.
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    11-07-14 11:04 PM
  25. raino's Avatar
    Just sold my 1.5 year old one for $175. Bought a brand new shiny one on shopblackberry Canada for $199. I like the math. I didn't check the bands, but it's probably a -5?
    If you had bought it from Bell, it was a -1. But a -5 on Bell will work just as well.
    11-07-14 11:05 PM
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