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Registered: ‎08-20-2008
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BlackBerry Device Numbering Scheme

How does the BlackBerry device numbering scheme work?


It's obvious that the first two numbers (eg. 8100, 8800, etc) indicate the model, but what about the "sub" numbers, eg. 8800, 8810, 8820, 8830.


I assume these indicate features available for that instance of the model..  It seems, for example, that ##20 means "includes both Edge and Wifi".


Is this how it works, or am I totally off the mark?  Is there an obvious web page outlining this that I'm overlooking?


Thanks in advance!


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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: BlackBerry Device Numbering Scheme

...roughly speaking:


xx00 are GSM devices

xx10 are GSM, with GPS

xx20 are GSM with WiFi

xx30 are CDMA devices

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Registered: ‎07-29-2008
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Re: BlackBerry Device Numbering Scheme

you can add :

xx50 iDEN Direct Connect + GPS + WiFi

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