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HTC Phoebus

Oct 4, 2007
Market status

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile


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  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Low pixel density screen (154 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (128 MB RAM)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)




The Phoebus is a Windows Mobile 6 Standard smartphone with QVGA display and sliding-down 20-key QWERTY arranged keyboard. It is quad-band GSM/EDGE phone with WiFi support and 2-megapixel camera.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Standard (6.0)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.06 x 2.09 x 0.59 inches (103 x 53 x 15 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.29 oz (150 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (145 g)


  • Physical size:
    • 2.6 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 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.

    • 154 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:
    • 38.24 %
  • Colors:
    • 65 536


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


  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • TI OMAP850
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 200 MHz
  • 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.

    • 128 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD


  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (800 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 6.7 days (160 hours)
      the average is 17 days (419 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 920 mAh

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Internet Explorer Mobile


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • miniUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

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This device is also known as T-Mobile Shadow

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