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Nokia N90

Announced
Apr 27, 2005
Market status
Released

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE, UMTS)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.96 inches inches)
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Proprietary USB connector - have to use its cable instead of a standard microUSB
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

Nokia N90 is 3G GSM/UMTS smartphone running Series 60 interface over Symbian 8.1 operating system. It features imaging and visual sharing functionalities plus smartphone functionality like Bluetooth, WAP 2.0, Java and 2.0 megapixel camera with video-calling functionality and Carl Zeiss lens and auto-focus

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Symbian (8.1)
  • Form factor:
    • Clamshell
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.42 x 2.05 x 0.96 inches (112 x 52 x 24)
  • Weight:
    • 6.10 oz (173 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 352 x 416 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, TFT
    • Resolution:

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

      • 128 x 128 pixels
    • Colors:

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

      • 65 536

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital zoom, Exposure compensation, Night mode, White balance presets, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video calling

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.035 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • RS-MMC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 3.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (736 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.0 days (288 hours)
      the average is 21 days (505 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 760 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, eAAC, WAV, RA, AMR, MIDI
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, 3GPP

Internet browsing

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

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Wallet, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • 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.

      • Midp 2.0, CLDC 1.1
    • API:
      • JSR-120, JSR-184, JSR-185
  • Games:
      • JAVA downloadable

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 1.2
    • Profiles:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Object Push (OPP), Basic Imaging (BIP)
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • Proprietary
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, SyncML

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing (Speaker independent), Voice commands, Voice recording, Push-to-Talk

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

      • 05 May 2005
      • FCC ID value:

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

        QURRM-42 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.22 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.54 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
  • EU SAR:
    • Head:
      • 0.29 W/kg

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 27 Apr 2005
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