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HTC Tornado

Posted
Sep 12, 2005
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • 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 (0.69 inches inches)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (1.3 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • 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 Tornado is a quad-band GSM Smarphone, operating on Windows Mobile 5.0 (Magneto). It features QVGA (240x320 pixels) 65k color TFT display and 1.3-megapixel camera. Other features are high-speed EDGE and WiFi support

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Standard (5.0)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.23 x 1.81 x 0.69 inches (107.5 x 46 x 17.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.74 oz (106 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)

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
  • 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:
    • 4.50 hours
      the average is 12 h (713 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 8.0 days (192 hours)
      the average is 20 days (489 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1150 mAh

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Internet Explorer Mobile

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 1.2
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • miniUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, Infrared
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Other features

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

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as T-Mobile SDA, i-mate SP5m, Orange C600


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