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Sony Ericsson T290 / T292a

Posted
Oct 24, 2004
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • No rear camera
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.70 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

Sony Ericsson T290 is a dual-band GSM phone in bar form-factor with internal antenna. In its compact dimensions it features 4056 color display and 32-voice polyphonic ringtones and supports SMS, MMS and Email messaging

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 4.00 x 1.70 x 0.70 inches (102 x 44 x 19 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 2.80 oz (79 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 101 x 80 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.

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  • Colors:
    • 4096

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.0004 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 12.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (740 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 20 days (492 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 670 mAh

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
    • Other version supports GSM 900/1800 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS
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Connectivity

  • USB:
      • Yes

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Speakerphone
    • Voice recording, TTY/TDD

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