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May 7, 2007
Market status

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T


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  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 1.8 Mbit/s)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.76 inches inches)
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




The CU500 is a quad-band GSM UMTS/HSDPA clamshell with internal antenna, rotating camera and two color displays. It features stereo bluetooth, microSD slot for memory, music player and organizer

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  • Dimensions:
    • 3.80 x 1.95 x 0.76 inches (96.5 x 49.5 x 19 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.70 oz (105 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (146 g)


  • Resolution:
    • 176 x 220 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
  • Additional display:

    Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

      • TFT
    • Resolution:

      Resolution - Refers to the width and the length od the additional display

      • 96 x 96 pixels
    • Colors:

      Colors - Shows the number of colors that the additional display supports

      • 65 536


  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels, Swivel
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • 320x240 (QVGA)
    • Features:
      • Video calling


  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD


  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (796 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.0 days (240 hours)
      the average is 17 days (419 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 3.50 hours
      the average is 15 h (908 min)
  • Capacity:
    • 1100 mAh


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 1.8 Mbit/s
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 1.1
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice recording, TTY/TDD

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