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Sony Ericsson Aspen a

Feb 2, 2010
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  • Low pixel density screen (167 ppi)
  • Too little RAM memory (256 MB RAM)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low resolution display (320 x 240 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (3.2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call
  • No front-facing camera




The Sony Ericsson Aspen is the first smartphone, officially said to run Windows Mobile 6.5.3. It belongs to the GeenHeart family, which houses other eco-friendly handsets by the manufacturer. In addition, it adds a personalized homescreen that you can use on the 2.4-inch touch-sensitive display. A front-facing QWERTY keyboard will be on board to assist your messaging needs, along with many other features.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Professional (6.5.3)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.61 x 2.36 x 0.49 inches (117 x 60 x 12.45 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.59 oz (130 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (146 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard, Soft keys (2), D-Pad, Stylus
  • Keys:
    • Right: Volume control
  • Colors:
    • Black, Gray


  • Physical size:
    • 2.4 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 240 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 167 ppi
  • 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
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 25.41 %
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Touchscreen:
      • Resistive


  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom, Self-timer
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Burst mode
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes


  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 256 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.1 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 16 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 10.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (800 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 18.8 days (450 hours)
      the average is 17 days (412 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 8.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (906 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 25.0 days (600 hours)
      the average is 24 days (579 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 12.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1500 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Polymer


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, WMV, AVI
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML, XHTML, WAP 2.0, RSS, WAP 1.2.1, CSS, WML
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • 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.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input (XT9)
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Windows Live / MSN
  • 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.

      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3, AAC), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice recording

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

      • 20 May 2010
      • FCC ID value:

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

        PY7A3880062 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:
      • 1.30 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 1.22 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz


  • Officially announced:
    • 02 Feb 2010
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