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Posted: 28 Mar 2008
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 09 Aug 2010
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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (5.0.x, 4.6.x)BlackBerry (6.0.x, 5.0.x) 
Dimensions4.49 x 2.60 x 0.59 inches (114 x 66 x 15 mm)4.29 x 2.36 x 0.55 inches (109 x 60 x 14 mm) 
Weight4.80 oz (136 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (152 g)
3.70 oz (105 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (152 g)
 
Display
Physical size2.6 inches2.4 inches 
Resolution480 x 320 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.

222 ppi167 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 ratio26.73 %27.31 % 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor 
Camera
Camera2 megapixels2 megapixels 
FlashYes  
FeaturesDigital zoomDigital zoom 
CamcorderYesYes 
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.

624 MHz624 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 ROM256 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM 
Built-in storage1 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time5.00 hours
the average is 14 h (870 min)
4.50 hours
the average is 14 h (870 min)
 
Stand-by time13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 17 days (414 h)
19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 17 days (414 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 5.50 hours
the average is 15 h (927 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 14.5 days (348 hours)
the average is 24 days (584 h)
 
Music playback 29.00 hours 
Capacity1500 mAh1150 mAh 
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Internet browsing
BrowserBlackBerry BrowserBlackBerry Browser 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataEDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/sHSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE 
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.

GPSGPS 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.02.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g802.11 b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
ConnectorminiUSBmicroUSB 
OtherComputer syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Hearing aid compatibility M3, T3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced12 May 200809 Aug 2010 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 100 
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 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

09 Jul 200820 Jul 2010 
FCC ID value: L6ARBT70UW linkFCC ID value: L6ARDA70UW link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Head 1.07 W/kg 
Body 0.72 W/kg 

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