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PCD CDM-8905

Aug 20, 2007
Market status

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon


No pros


  • No rear camera
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.80 inches inches)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




UTStarcom CDM-8905 is an entry level dual band CDMA clamshell and features 65k color STN display, SMS messaging, Phone Book, Calendar and Speakerphone.

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  • Form factor:
    • Clamshell
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.20 x 1.80 x 0.80 inches (82 x 46 x 21 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.50 oz (99 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (146 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control


  • Resolution:
    • 128 x 128 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.

    • STN
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Additional display:

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

      • Black & White
    • Resolution:

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

      • 96 x 64 pixels
    • Physical Size:
      • 0.90 inches


  • Talk time:
    • 3.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (800 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.9 days (310 hours)
      the average is 17 days (412 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1100 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • 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
  • 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

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 500 entries
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Alarm, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (T9)
  • Games:
      • Yes
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  • Headphones connector:
    • 2.5mm

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, TTY/TDD
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This device is also known as Verizon Wireless CDM-8905

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