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Airo Wireless A25is

Announced
Aug 27, 2009
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

  • Water-resistant phone

Cons

  • No rear camera
  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Low pixel density screen (143 ppi)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (128 MB RAM)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.96 inches inches)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

Airo Wireless A25is is advertised as the world’s first intrinsically safe-certified smartphone. The device is designed for people communicating in industries that operate in potentially explosive environments including process and chemical manufacturing, the petrochemical industry, the military, utilities, as well as companies in the pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturing industries. Other than that the specs are nothing special - 2.8" QVGA touch display and 434 MHz processor powering the Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional OS.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Professional (6.1, 6.0)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.61 x 2.68 x 0.96 inches (142.4 x 68 x 24.4 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 9.70 oz (275 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, D-Pad, Soft keys (2)
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust, Shock, Temperature resistant
    • IP certified:
      • IP 67
    • MIL-STD-810 certified:
      • Yes

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.8 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 143 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Resistive

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 416 MHz, Intel XScale PXA270
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 128 MB RAM / 128 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • miniSD up to 2 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1570 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Polymer

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Notes, Document viewer, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input, MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, Push-to-Talk

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 27 Aug 2009

Shopping information

  • Warranty period:
    • 24 Months
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