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Posted: 09 Sep 2009
Market Status: Released

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Posted: 09 Jun 2008
Market Status: Released

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Device typeTabletSmart phone 
OSiOS (3.x)iOS (4.x, 3.x, 2.x) 
Dimensions4.30 x 2.40 x 0.33 inches (109 x 61 x 8 mm)4.50 x 2.40 x 0.48 inches (115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm) 
Weight4.05 oz (115 g)
the average is 13 oz (371 g)
4.70 oz (133 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
Physical size3.5 inches3.5 inches 
Resolution320 x 480 pixels320 x 480 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.

165 ppi165 ppi 

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.

Screen-to-body ratio54.79 %52.35 % 
Colors 16 777 216 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera 2 megapixels 
Features Geo tagging 

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, 412 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.

256 MB RAM128 MB RAM 
Built-in storage64 GB16 GB 
Talk time 10.00 hours
the average is 15 h (890 min)
Stand-by time 12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 18 days (434 h)
Music playback30.00 hours24.00 hours 
Video playback6.00 hours7.00 hours 
Capacity789 mAh1150 mAh 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Preset equalizer, Background playback  
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserSafariSafari Browser; Tabs supported 
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
Data HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE 

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.

Navigation Yes 
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.0, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g802.11 b, g 
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
FeaturesUSB charging  
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
Notifications Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Sensors Accelerometer 
Other Voice recording 
Officially announced09 Sep 200909 Jun 2008 

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