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Siemens C56

Posted
Sep 5, 2002
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T Wireless

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • No rear camera
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.83 inches inches)
  • Lacks an e-mail client
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

This dual-band GSM phone features custom graphics, ringtones and covers, GPS location, high-speed GPRS data, digital TTY, polyphonic ringtones, EMS picture messaging, speakerphone, voice dialing, wireless Internet and J2ME support.

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 3.98 x 1.73 x 0.83 inches (101mm x 44mm x 21mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.00 oz (85 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 101 x 64 pixels

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 3.33 hours
      the average is 13 h (751 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 8.3 days (200 hours)
      the average is 20 days (483 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 700 mAh

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS
  • 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.

    • E-OTD
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Connectivity

  • USB:
      • Yes

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones (16 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, TTY/TDD

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