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BlackBerry Curve 3G T-Mobile Remove phone

Posted: 09 Aug 2010
Market Status: Released
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Sony Xperia U Remove phone

Posted: 26 Feb 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (6.0.x)Android (4.0, 2.3.7) 
Dimensions4.29 x 2.36 x 0.55 inches (109 x 60 x 14 mm)4.41 x 2.13 x 0.47 inches (112 x 54 x 12 mm) 
Weight3.70 oz (105 g)
the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)
3.88 oz (110 g)
the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)
 
FeaturesFull keyboard, Optical Mouse (Touchpad)  
Colors Black, White 
Display
Physical size2.4 inches3.5 inches 
Resolution320 x 240 pixels480 x 854 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.

167 ppi280 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 ratio27.31 %55.70 % 
Features Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera2 megapixels5 megapixels 
Flash LED 
Hardware Features Autofocus 
Software FeaturesDigital zoomFace detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging 
Shooting Modes Panorama 
Camcorder320x240 (QVGA) (15 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) 
Features Video light, Video calling 
Front-facing camera 0.3 megapixels VGA 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

 ST Erricson NovaThor U8500 
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 MHzDual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processor ARM Mali-400 MP 
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.

0.25 GB RAM / 256 MB ROM0.5 GB RAM 
Built-in storage 8 GB 
Maximum User Storage 4 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Battery
Capacity1150 mAh1320 mAh 
TypeUser replaceable, Li - IonUser replaceable, Li - Ion 
Talk time4.50 hours
the average is 15 h (886 min)
6.60 hours
the average is 15 h (886 min)
 
Stand-by time19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 16 days (377 h)
10.8 days (260 hours)
the average is 16 days (377 h)
 
Talk time (3G)5.50 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)
5.60 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)14.5 days (348 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
19.7 days (472 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Music playback29.00 hours45.00 hours 
Video playback 6.00 hours 
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Multimedia
Mirroring DLNA 
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 1700/2100, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTSHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS 
Phone features
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass 
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3  
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
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.

GPSA-GPS 
NavigationYesYes 
OtherUMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync, OTA syncTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Availability
Officially announced09 Aug 201026 Feb 2012 
Shopping information
Accessories battery, exchangeable caps, stereo headset, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation 
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

20 Jul 201025 Apr 2012 
FCC ID value: L6ARDB70UW linkFCC ID value: PY7A3880130 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).

   
Head1.12 W/kg1.09 W/kg 
Body1.12 W/kg1.03 W/kg 
Product Specific Use 1.00 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission 1.09 W/kg 

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