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BlackBerry Bold 9650 vs BlackBerry Pearl 9105

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Posted: 17 Dec 2009
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 20 Nov 2009
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (5.0.x)BlackBerry (5.0.x) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions4.41 x 2.44 x 0.55 inches (112 x 62 x 14 mm)4.25 x 1.97 x 0.52 inches (108 x 50 x 13.3 mm) 
Weight4.80 oz (136 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
3.28 oz (93 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Design featuresFull keyboard, Optical Mouse (Touchpad)Numeric keypad, Optical Mouse (Touchpad) 
Colors Black, Purple, Pink, Red, White 
Display
Physical size2.4 inches  
Resolution480 x 360 pixels360 x 400 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.

250 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 
Colors65 536  
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor 
Camera
Camera3.2 megapixels3.2 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
FeaturesAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom, Geo taggingAutofocus, Digital zoom 
CamcorderYesYes 
Hardware
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 RAM / 256 MB ROM 
Built-in storage0.512 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time5.00 hours
the average is 12 h (713 min)
5.00 hours
the average is 12 h (713 min)
 
Stand-by time13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 5.50 hours
the average is 15 h (903 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
 
Music playback 30.00 hours 
Capacity1400 mAh1150 mAh 
TypeLi - IonLi - Ion 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AMR, MIDIMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, AMR, OGG 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, WMVMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV 
Internet browsing
BrowserBlackBerry Browser  
supportsHTML, RSSHTML, WAP 2.0 
Technology
CDMA

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

800, 1900 MHz  
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, EV-DO Rev.AHSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE 
Global RoamingYesYes 
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 
NavigationYesYes 
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer, Calculator, NotesCalendar, Alarm, To-Do, Calculator, Memo 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Predictive text input (SureType) 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, Blackberry ConnectYes 
Instant MessagingYesYes 
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 2.1, CLDC 1.1Yes 
Adjustable interface text sizeYesYes 
GamesYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.12.1 
ProfilesAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP) 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g802.11 b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherTethering, Computer syncUMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights, Music ringtones (MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), MP4, MIDI), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice 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 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

03 May 2010  
FCC ID value: L6ARCS70CW 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.

   
Head1.35 W/kg  
Body0.50 W/kg  
Availability
Officially announced26 Apr 201026 Apr 2010 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 150  

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