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HTC Touch Dual US

Announced
Apr 1, 2008
Market status
Released
Release date
Jun 12, 2008

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low pixel density screen (154 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (0.125 GB RAM)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

The US variant of the Touch Dual is quad-band GSM with 850/1900 MHz UMTS. It runs on the new Windows Mobile 6.1 OS but its features are identical to the European model. Opened, it reveals 20-key QWERTY keyboard with SureType-like design. As the other phones with the Touch name, this one features TouchFlo for more finger-friendly usage.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Professional (6.1)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.21 x 2.16 x 0.62 inches (107 x 55 x 15.8 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.23 oz (120 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Features:
    • Stylus

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.6 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.

    • 154 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
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 35.68 %

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Software Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 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.

      • Qualcomm MSM7200
  • 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, 400 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.

    • 0.125 GB RAM / 256 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1120 mAh
  • User replaceable:
    • Yes
  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 14 h (835 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 7.5 days (180 hours)
      the average is 16 days (390 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 3.00 hours
      the average is 16 h (963 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 11.7 days (280 hours)
      the average is 22 days (526 h)

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS

Phone features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (40 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • miniUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync
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Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 01 Apr 2008

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

      • 17 Apr 2008
      • FCC ID value:

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

        NM8NEON300 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:
      • 0.98 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 1.42 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz

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