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Motorola Karma QA1

Announced
Jun 23, 2009
Market status
Released
Release date
Jun 29, 2009

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.70 inches inches)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Motorola Karma QA1 is a quad-band GSM and a dual-band 3G slider. In addition, the socializing users will also find something of interest in the this phone, including a full QWERTY keyboard, an integrated Facebook app and a Single Click Blogging option.

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 3.46 x 2.52 x 0.70 inches (88 x 64 x 17.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.97 oz (141 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 240 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 160 ppi
  • 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:
    • 262 144

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.1 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 3.50 hours
      the average is 12 h (741 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 15.2 days (366 hours)
      the average is 21 days (499 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1170 mAh

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s
  • 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.

    • GPS

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
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Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 23 Jun 2009

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This device is also known as Motorola Sawgrass


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