• Like The Z10's STL Variants, The Q10 Will Also Have 4 Different SQN Models

    Back when BlackBerry first launched, we wrote a piece about the different Z10 models that were floating around the world, and why there needed to be this differentiation between them. Right now, if you were to type myver in a text field on your Z10, you'd see your Z10 model and OS. The same trend will continue with the Q10 when it launches this month in the UK and other areas.

    Last night, BBin published a document they got a hold of, which reveals these 4 SQN100 models. The strange thing about these models is that they go in order from 1-3, skip 4, and go to 5 as the fourth model.


    BlackBerry Q10 smartphone SQN100-1:

    Quad band LTE 2,5,4,17
    Tri Band HSPA+/UMTS 1, 2, 5/6
    Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)

    BlackBerry Q10 smartphone SQN100-2:

    Dual band LTE 13, 4
    Dual band CDMA 1xRTT/EVDO Rev A (800/1900 MHz)
    Quad Band UMTS 1, 2, 5/6, 8

    BlackBerry Q10 smartphone SQN100-3:

    Penta Band LTE 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
    Quad band HSPA+/UMTS 1, 2, 5/6, 8
    Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800 MHz)

    BlackBerry Q10 smartphone SQN100-5:

    Quad Band LTE 2, 5, 4, 17
    Quad band HSPA+/UMTS 1, 2, 4, 5/6
    Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)

    At a quick glance, we can already make some connections between models and carriers.
    • The SQN100-1 will most likely be the Q10 on North American GSM carriers, much like the STL100-3 was for the Z10.
    • The SQN100-2 model looks to be made to be the Q10 on Verizon and Sprint.
    • The SQN100-3 model will be Europe's Q10, like the STL100-2 for the Z10.

    The SQN100-5 is a bit of mystery still. Once the Q10 launches, it'll be interesting to see how all the models get spread out to fit the best regional needs of different carriers. We're still waiting for the Q10, and it cannot here soon enough!

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