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T-Mobile Sparq

Posted
Mar 31, 2011
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile

Pros

  • Full hardware keyboard for text input

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low pixel density screen (182 ppi)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.65 inches inches)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

T-Mobile Sparq is a side-slider phone with QWERTY keyboard dedicated to messaging. It has VGA camera, FM radio, 2.2" TFT display, E-mail, and supports up to 8GB microSD memory cards.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Form factor:
    • Side-Slider
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.29 x 2.01 x 0.65 inches (109 x 51 x 16.5 mm )
  • Weight:
    • 3.85 oz (109 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Features:
    • Full keyboard, Soft keys (2), D-Pad
  • Colors:
    • Black, Pink, Green, Red, Gray

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.2 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.

    • 182 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:
    • 26.94 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.032 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 8 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 670 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion
  • User replaceable:
    • Yes
  • Talk time:
    • 11.00 hours
      the average is 14 h (825 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 20.8 days (500 hours)
      the average is 16 days (384 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 14.00 hours

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Opera Mini
    • supports:
      • WAP 2.0
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • 2G Data:
    • GPRS
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 500 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Calculator, Unit converter, Currency converter
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input (eZiText)
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • 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 2.0

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Object Push (OPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • USB charging
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3, WAV, MIDI), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3

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 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

      • 07 Jul 2010
      • FCC ID value:

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

        RAD136 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 1.09 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.15 W/kg
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This device is also known as Alcatel OT-606A


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