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Motorola A388

Jan 28, 2001
Market status

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T


No pros


  • No rear camera
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.90 inches inches)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




This tri-band GSM world phone features GPRS high-speed data, Internet browsing capabilities, J2ME feature, touch screen with handwriting recognition and 3 minutes of voice recording.

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  • Form factor:
    • Clamshell
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.86 x 2.28 x 0.90 inches (98 x 58 x 23 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.59 oz (130 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)


  • Touchscreen:
      • Resistive


  • Talk time:
    • 4.50 hours
      the average is 15 h (890 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 6.0 days (145 hours)
      the average is 18 days (434 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 750 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Openwave Browser


  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 1000 entries, Multiple numbers per contact
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes


  • Other:
    • Computer sync, Infrared

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Vibration
    • Voice recording
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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

      • 28 Jan 2002
      • FCC ID value:

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

        IHDT6BK1 link
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