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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

  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.98 x 1.73 x 0.83 inches (101 x 44 x 21 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.00 oz (85 g)
      the average is 4.7 oz (136 g)
  • Design features:
    • Exchangable faceplates, Soft keys (2)

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 101 x 64 pixels

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 3.33 hours
      the average is 12 h (703 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 8.3 days (200 hours)
      the average is 20 days (490 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 700 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • WAP 1.2.1

Technology

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

    • E-OTD

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 250 entries, Caller groups, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (T9)
  • 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 1.0
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • USB:
      • Yes

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones (16 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, TTY/TDD
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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 Sep 2002
      • FCC ID value:

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

        PWX-C56 link
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