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BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Remove phone

Posted: 07 Sep 2006
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 01 Aug 2007
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerryBlackBerry 
Dimensions4.20 x 2.00 x 0.57 inches (107 x 50 x 14.5 mm)4.21 x 2.36 x 0.61 inches (107 x 60 x 15.5 mm) 
Weight3.16 oz (90 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
3.91 oz (111 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
 
FeaturesHalf QWERTY, TrackballFull keyboard, Soft keys 
Display
Resolution240 x 260 pixels320 x 240 pixels 
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 
Camera
Camera1.3 megapixels2 megapixels 
FlashYesYes 
Hardware FeaturesMirror  
Software FeaturesDigital zoom  
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, 312 MHz, Intel XScale312 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.

32 MB RAM / 64 MB ROM64 MB ROM 
Storage expansionmicroSDmicroSD 
Battery
Capacity900 mAh1100 mAh 
Talk time3.50 hours
the average is 15 h (875 min)
4.00 hours
the average is 15 h (875 min)
 
Stand-by time15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 16 days (388 h)
17.0 days (408 hours)
the average is 16 days (388 h)
 
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Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
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.

 GPS 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.02.0 
USBYesYes 
ConnectorminiUSB  
OtherComputer syncComputer sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD, Push-to-TalkVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, Push-to-Talk 
Availability
Officially announced07 Sep 2006  
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

16 Aug 200613 Aug 2007 
FCC ID value: L6ARBE40GW linkFCC ID value: L6ARBN40GW 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).

   
Head1.09 W/kg  
Measured in1900 MHz  
Body1.16 W/kg  
Measured in1900 MHz  

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