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Motorola W490

Posted
Oct 2, 2007
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.69 inches inches)
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Motorola W490 is a quad-band GSM/EDGE with 1.3-megapixel camera and two color displays. It features Bluetooth and has microSD slot for memory expansion.

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Design

  • Form factor:
    • Clamshell
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.90 x 1.81 x 0.69 inches (99 x 46 x 17.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.77 oz (107 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Other

Display

  • 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:
    • 262 144
  • Additional display:

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

      • Color, STN
    • Resolution:

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

      • 96 x 80 pixels
    • Colors:

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

      • 65 536

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

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

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 7.50 hours
      the average is 12 h (702 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.0 days (336 hours)
      the average is 20 days (485 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 880 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • H.263

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • XHTML, WAP 2.0, WSP

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Currency converter, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (iTAP), MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • Instant Messaging:
      • AOL, Windows Live / MSN, 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.

      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Downloadable

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 1.2
    • Profiles:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Basic Printing (BPP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Basic Imaging (BIP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
  • USB:
      • USB 1.1
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

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