05-06-13 11:25 AM
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  1. flacko's Avatar
    I read somewhere in the past that BlackBerry bought a company that specializes in antenna design. Sorry I Don't know the name This company had supplied antenna designs for US military equipment. These are the same people who designed the antenna's for the new Blackberry 10 series devices. Another smart decision a few years ago by BlackBerry is paying off in the great radio reception we get on our Z10 's and Q10's today.

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    05-04-13 06:43 PM
  2. Grumblegrumble's Avatar
    Same, my PB and Z10 do great... the others..not so much
    05-04-13 06:45 PM
  3. yvpan1's Avatar
    I read somewhere in the past that BlackBerry bought a company that specializes in antenna design. Sorry I Don't know the name This company had supplied antenna designs for US military equipment. These are the same people who designed the antenna's for the new Blackberry 10 series devices. Another smart decision a few years ago by BlackBerry is paying off in the great radio reception we get on our Z10 's and Q10's today.

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    you're right, the company is Paratek Radio Technologies, Inc. i almost jumped through the roof when i read this amazing news! well, yeah reception is one of the main strong points BBRY has been specialising for years and having Paratek's antenna technology on BB10 devices and beyond isn't just like putting icing on a cake, but you put a secret recipe baked in the cake so the cake now looks more awesome, chunky yet tastes finger lickin awesome!

    i agree with everyone here, in terms of the radio reception:
    - bold 9000: reasonably good wifi, good cellular
    - bold 9700: good on wifi and cellular (but the 3G sometimes plays around)
    - bold 9780: for some reason the wifi here is better than its predecessor and the 3G is more stable
    - bold 9900: better in cellular reception but the wifi is mediocre on my phone, i kept on getting the wifi disconnected and sometimes it's hard to get the bridged to the strongest reception as my phone seemed to always connected to the weaker one, weird
    - PlayBook: when i got this tablet, ah, that wifi reception is AWESOME! and with the latest OS 2.1, it's even AWESOME-er
    - Z10 (and i believe, Q10): with Paratek's technology inside, both the cellular and the wifi are WOW! whenever i'm connected, here i am always stays connected (the only reason why i need to toggle off/on is because of the router plays around or because of the carrier's network sometimes messes up ) i've compared mine against iphone4/4S/5/GS3 and even GS4 on speedtest.net (both on cells and wifi), my Z10 generally trumps them all!
    flacko and David in Durham like this.
    05-04-13 06:54 PM
  4. Dave Bourque's Avatar
    @yvpan that's excellent news

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    05-04-13 07:37 PM
  5. bubbbab's Avatar
    I have to admit, wifi on all of our Z10's is flawless thus far. Better than expectations.

    Steve, Posted via CB10
    05-04-13 08:05 PM
  6. f_d's Avatar
    I notice that my Z10 catches WiFi at home as good as my Windows laptop and Macbook Pro, whereas my Samsung Nexus and Galaxy S3 tend to disconnect halfway through - (S3 does perform slightly better than the Nexus).

    Why is this so? What technology does BlackBerry employ to make this possible? Is it just me or has anyone else noticed the same?
    A few factors combine to create the great wifi reception: 1) plastic body that doesn't block signal 2) optimized set of antennas on the back surface of the device (take off the back cover and look at the inside of the device, and you'll notice a few small holes in various areas and what seem to be slightly raised areas in the plastic originating at the holes- these raised areas are actually the antennas and are thin metal strips bonded into the plastic..

    On the iPad and iPhone, the body is aluminum which blocks signal and the wifi antenna is a tiny thing right under the plastic apple logo on the back..

    That said, the Z10 inherited the Playbook's ridiculous wifi software stack which disables wifi profiles if the signal gets flaky or it can't connect.. This may have been fixed in 10.1 though as the wifi and email profiles have been pretty stable in the leaks..

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    05-04-13 08:53 PM
  7. flacko's Avatar
    Yes Paratek! Can't tell you many times Droid or Apples users around me have signal issue but my BB has no trouble whatsoever!

    Why is the Z10's WiFi Reception so Good?-paratek-rim-acquisition.jpg
    05-04-13 09:52 PM
  8. Omnitech's Avatar
    Also the reception is at least 2 bars better than I phone 5.

    I'm going to build a phone with a 10-bar signal strength display, and I'll show ALL of you up.
    05-04-13 10:05 PM
  9. bobshine's Avatar
    I don't know. Downloading is 1/4 of the speed of my LTE.

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    What speed do you get?

    You know that the advertised speed is the theoretical speed. Real speed is much lower

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    05-04-13 10:12 PM
  10. geogejost's Avatar
    Both my PlayBook and Z10 pick up wifi great, so I'm very happy.
    I am glad to hear Z10 does this well

    Playbook? There were many times where my wife's iPad had better reception than my Playbook. The blue tooth performance of my playbook/z10 via the bridge seems to be great tho.

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    05-05-13 07:30 AM
  11. beliasik's Avatar
    Apple devices like ipad and iPhone won't pickup those AP with very low signal, this is apple style to make sure idevices' users have a great experience.

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    05-05-13 07:44 AM
  12. Snap51's Avatar
    Agreed best wi-fi connection if any device I currently have or have had.

    Posted via CB10
    05-05-13 07:46 AM
  13. ezapper2's Avatar
    I realize this but our WiFi is not slow with other devices or even my old Torch. It's Z10 specific.


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    Me make the witty comment.

    It's the user jot the phone.

    Posted Via CB10 Z10
    05-05-13 09:15 AM
  14. xamdam's Avatar
    Simple cause iphone and the rest suck.

    Posted via CB10, BB10, Z10
    05-05-13 09:16 AM
  15. VR6's Avatar
    I used to have a problem connecting to WiFi in the bedroom with my Nexus cuz it's goes thru walls and stairs to get to the router. Well never again however the wife still has trouble on her iPhone and older BlackBerry.

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    05-05-13 10:10 AM
  16. Sloppy's Avatar
    This Is because BlackBerry make the best hardware

    I'm old and cranky so be careful
    05-05-13 12:33 PM
  17. Cale M's Avatar
    Is this for real? Seriously for real? I'm sitting here with only two WiFi networks showing on my Z10 and six on my Dell. Of those two I can actually detect, I'm allowed to connect to one of them.

    Except that I can't, becuase the Z10 is the only device in the building which refuses to authenticate to that network.

    Even at home, we have a Kindle HD that habitually discovers three times as many networks as any BlackBerry product as ever managed. I'd ask "Why is Z10 WiFi connection so reception so poor".
    05-06-13 09:54 AM
  18. houshinto#IM's Avatar
    I notice that my Z10 catches WiFi at home as good as my Windows laptop and Macbook Pro, whereas my Samsung Nexus and Galaxy S3 tend to disconnect halfway through - (S3 does perform slightly better than the Nexus).

    Why is this so? What technology does BlackBerry employ to make this possible? Is it just me or has anyone else noticed the same?
    Don't question it! You'll ruin it!
    Murphy's Law, Murphy's Law!!!
    05-06-13 10:15 AM
  19. Gearheadaddy's Avatar
    2 weeks ago installed new Linksys EA4500...Had a WRT54G...Speeds are 15-25 Mbps download on a 10 Mbps-cap Time Warner Internet on my Verizon Z10. Speeds seem affected by Internet provider and router equipment too. Hope this helps you. Good luck. Have had my phone 1 month now. BTW I just finished updating from 10.0.944 to leaked 10.1.1483 o/s.... Love the results...HDR camera, etc. Try it-you'll like it... Everything except sideloaded apps and email are there after restore.
    05-06-13 11:25 AM
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