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Posted: 28 Mar 2008
Market Status: Released

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Posted: 08 May 2008
Market Status: Released

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Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (5.0.x, 4.6.x)BlackBerry (4.7.x) 
Dimensions4.49 x 2.60 x 0.59 inches (114 x 66 x 15 mm)4.29 x 2.36 x 0.53 inches (109 x 60 x 13.5 mm) 
Weight4.80 oz (136 g)
the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)
3.87 oz (110 g)
the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)
FeaturesFull keyboardFull keyboard 
Physical size2.6 inches2.4 inches 
Resolution480 x 320 pixels480 x 360 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 ppi246 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 ratio26.73 %28.23 % 
FeaturesLight sensor  
Camera2 megapixels3.2 megapixels 
Hardware Features Autofocus 
Software FeaturesDigital zoomDigital image stabilization, Digital zoom 

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 MHz512 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 ROM 
Built-in storage1 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC 
Capacity1500 mAh1400 mAh 
TypeUser replaceable, Li - IonUser replaceable, Li - Ion 
Talk time5.00 hours
the average is 15 h (880 min)
5.50 hours
the average is 15 h (880 min)
Stand-by time13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 16 days (375 h)
14.8 days (356 hours)
the average is 16 days (375 h)
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GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz  
DataUMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s  
Phone features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone 
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Bluetooth2.02.0, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g802.11 b, g 
USBUSB 2.0Yes 

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.

OtherComputer syncUMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync 
Officially announced12 May 2008  
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

09 Jul 200812 Nov 2008 
FCC ID value: L6ARBT70UW linkFCC ID value: L6ARBZ40GW link 

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