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Motorola A1000 Communicator

Feb 11, 2004
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  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (GPRS, UMTS)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.79 inches inches)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low resolution display (208 x 320 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (1.2 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
  • No front-facing camera




Motorola A1000 is the companiy's first UMTS (GSM) Smartphone and features touch screen, 1.2 mpix camera, Bluetooth, Java and runs on Symbian 7 OS.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Symbian (7.0) UIQ 2.1
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.60 x 2.26 x 0.79 inches (116 x 57.5 x 20 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.20 oz (91 g)
      the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)


  • Resolution:
    • 208 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:
      • Yes


  • Camera:
      • 1.2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video calling


  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.024 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD


  • Talk time:
    • 2.30 hours
      the average is 15 h (884 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 7.5 days (180 hours)
      the average is 18 days (425 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1600 mAh


  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS, UMTS
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 1.1
  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, SyncML

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice recording

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