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HTC Faraday

Posted
Dec 12, 2005
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (64 MB RAM)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.67 inches inches)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (1.3 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

HTC Faraday is quad-band GSM Smartphone running on WIndows Mobile 5.0 OS. It has slot for miniSD cards, 1.3-megapixel camera, QVGA 65k color screen and MP3 player. It also supports EDGE, Bluetooth, and has Infrared port

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Standard (5.0)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.57 x 1.81 x 0.67 inches (116 x 46 x 17 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.09 oz (116 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control; Right: Camera shutter

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • 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:
    • 65 536

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • TI OMAP850
  • 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, 200 MHz
  • 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.

    • 64 MB RAM / 64 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • miniSD

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (877 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 6.0 days (144 hours)
      the average is 16 days (377 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1150 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AMR
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, 3GPP

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Internet Explorer Mobile
    • supports:
      • WAP 2.0

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • 2G Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Alarm, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (T9), MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Midp 2.0
  • Games:
      • Downloadable

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 1.2
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • miniUSB
  • Headphones connector:
    • 2.5mm
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, Infrared

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (40 voices), Vibration, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 31 Oct 2005
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        NM8TNDF link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 1.32 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 1.44 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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This device is also known as Cingular 2125


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