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Sony Ericsson TM506

Announced
Aug 21, 2008
Market status
Released
Release date
Sep 8, 2008

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.69 inches inches)
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Sony Ericsson TM506 is a GSM clamshell with support for the 1700 MHz 3G band, used by T-Mobile USA. It has QVGA color display and monochrome external one, 2-megapixel camera, microSD slot, and integrated GPS.

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 3.70 x 1.90 x 0.69 inches (94 x 48 x 18 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.40 oz (96 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 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.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Additional display:

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

      • Yes
    • Resolution:

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

      • 128 x 36 pixels

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.035 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • Memory Stick Micro (M2)

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 9.50 hours
      the average is 12 h (710 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.4 days (250 hours)
      the average is 20 days (491 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 950 mAh

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Access NetFront Browser, RSS Feeds

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 1700/2100, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s
  • 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

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Other:
    • Computer sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 21 Aug 2008

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