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PCD CDM-8300

Apr 19, 2002
Market status

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon


No pros


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




Tri-band CDMA phone featuring GPS location, T9 predictive text entry, Loud speaker and BREW

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  • Dimensions:
    • 4.60 x 1.61 x 0.60 inches (117 x 41 x 15 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.28 oz (93 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)


  • Resolution:
    • 96 x 128 pixels


  • Talk time:
    • 2.42 hours
      the average is 15 h (890 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 6.0 days (145 hours)
      the average is 18 days (434 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 900 mAh

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Openware 4.1 or 5.0 Browser


  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • AMPS:

    AMPS - Advanced mobile phone standard. Analogue standard used widely in North America.

    • 800 MHz
  • 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
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  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Vibration, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

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