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BlackBerry 7290 Remove phone

Posted: 29 Sep 2004
Market Status: Released
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BlackBerry Curve 8520 Remove phone

Posted: 18 Mar 2009
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerryBlackBerry 
Dimensions4.50 x 2.90 x 0.90 inches (113 x 75 x 22 mm)4.29 x 2.36 x 0.55 inches (109 x 60 x 13.9 mm) 
Weight4.90 oz (139 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
3.74 oz (106 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
 
FeaturesFull keyboardFull keyboard 
Display
Physical size 2.6 inches 
Resolution240 x 160 pixels320 x 240 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.

 152 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.

TFTTFT 
Screen-to-body ratio 33.04 % 
Camera
Camera 2 megapixels 
Features Digital zoom 
Camcorder Yes 
Hardware
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, 512 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.

4 MB RAM / 32 MB ROM128 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Talk time4.00 hours
the average is 15 h (880 min)
4.50 hours
the average is 15 h (880 min)
 
Stand-by time9.0 days (216 hours)
the average is 16 days (380 h)
17.0 days (408 hours)
the average is 16 days (380 h)
 
Capacity1000 mAh1150 mAh 
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Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
Connectivity
BluetoothYes2.0 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g 
USBYesYes 
Connector microUSB 
OtherComputer syncUMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Vibration, SpeakerphoneService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone 
OtherTTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
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

29 Sep 200401 Jul 2009 
FCC ID value: L6ARAP40GW linkFCC ID value: L6ARCG40GW 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).

   
Head0.31 W/kg1.22 W/kg 
Measured in1900 MHz  
Body1.38 W/kg0.83 W/kg 
Measured in1900 MHz  

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