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Motorola i290

Motorola i290
130 x 130 pixels
BATTERY: 880 mAh
Posted: Nov 8, 2007
Market status: Released
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Boost Mobile, Southern LINC


No pros


  • No rear camera
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




Motorola i290 is simple iDEN candybar phone with slim design. It doesn't have any multimedia features or protected body but has color display.

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  • Dimensions:
    • 4.94 x 1.90 x 0.53 inches (125.5 x 48.5 x 13.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 2.97 oz (84 g)
      the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)
  • Features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys


  • Physical size:
    • 1.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 130 x 130 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.

    • 123 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
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 11.99 %


  • Capacity:
    • 880 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Talk time:
    • 4.08 hours
      the average is 15 h (880 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 3.3 days (80 hours)
      the average is 16 days (375 h)


  • iDEN:

    iDEN - iDEN (Integrated Digital Enhanced Network) is a wireless network standard developed by Motorola and used by Nextel Wireless. It operates at 800Mhz, 900Mhz and 1500Mhz frequency bands and it is a mixture of TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) and GSM arhitecture. It allows the use of one mobile device as a digital phone, pager, two-way radio and fax/modem.

    • 800, 900 MHz

Phone features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice recording, Push-to-Talk
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  • USB:
      • Yes
  • 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

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 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

      • 27 Jun 2007
      • FCC ID value:

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

        IHDT56HG1 link

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