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HTC Wizard

Posted
Oct 13, 2005
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T, T-Mobile

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Slow processor (195 MHz)
  • Too little RAM memory (64 MB RAM)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.93 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)
  • Low-resolution camera (1.3 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • 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
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

HTC Wizard is running on Pocket PC version of Windows Mobile 5.0 Operating System. It is in bar form-factor and have sliding from the side full QWERTY keyboard. As quad-band GSM phone it features GPRS and EDGE for data transfer. QVGA 65k color display and 1.3-megapixel camera are also present.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Professional (5.0)
  • Form factor:
    • Side-Slider
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.25 x 2.28 x 0.93 inches (108 x 58 x 24 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.64 oz (160 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard, Stylus, Soft keys (2)
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Camera shutter, Other

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
  • Touchscreen:
      • Resistive

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
  • 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, 195 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 / 128 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • miniSD

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (745 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.0 days (240 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1250 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
  • 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:
      • 2.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • 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 commands, 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 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

      • 05 Aug 2005
      • FCC ID value:

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

        NM8WZ link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.18 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.79 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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This device is also known as T-Mobile MDA, i-mate K-JAM, Cingular 8125


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