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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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  • Form factor:
    • Clamshell
  • 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 (145 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control, Other


  • 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

      • Color, 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 (785 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.0 days (240 hours)
      the average is 18 days (421 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 3.50 hours
      the average is 15 h (882 min)
  • Capacity:
    • 1100 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • 3GP

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • WAP


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 1.8 Mbit/s
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Tip calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Notepad, Converter, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (T9), MMS
  • E-mail:
      • Yes
  • Instant Messaging:
      • AOL, Yahoo!, ICQ
  • 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:
      • JAVA downloadable


  • Bluetooth:
      • 1.1
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Object Push (OPP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP)
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Headphones connector:
    • 2.5mm
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

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