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BlackBerry Storm 9500 vs HTC HD mini

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Posted: 24 Sep 2008
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 17 Dec 2009
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (4.7.x)Windows Mobile Professional (6.5) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions4.43 x 2.45 x 0.54 inches (112.5 x 62.2 x 13.9 mm)4.09 x 2.27 x 0.46 inches (103.8 x 57.7 x 11.7 mm) 
Weight5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
3.88 oz (110 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Side KeysLeft: Other; Right: Volume control, Camera shutter  
Display
Physical size3.2 inches3.2 inches 
Resolution360 x 480 pixels320 x 480 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.

185 ppi180 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  
TouchscreenCapacitiveCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera3.2 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashYes  
FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus 
CamcorderYes640x480 (VGA) 
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.

 600 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 RAM / 192 MB ROM384 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM 
Built-in storage1 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time5.50 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
7.25 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
 
Stand-by time15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
14.2 days (340 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 6.66 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
 
Music playback 12.00 hours 
Video playback 8.00 hours 
Capacity1400 mAh1200 mAh 
TypeLi - IonLi - Ion 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMAMP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, MIDI 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMVMPEG4, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2 
Radio FM 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserHTML BrowserOpera Mobile 
supports HTML 
Built-in online services support Facebook, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz 
DataEDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPAHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 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, A-GPS 
Navigation Yes 
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID 
OrganizerNotes, Calculator, Alarm, To-Do, CalendarCalendar (Unlimited entries), Alarm, To-Do (Unlimited entries), Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, World clock, Notes, Business card reader 
MessagingSMS, Predictive text input, MMSSMS, MMS, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus DominoYes 
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.

 Yes 
GamesYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.02.1, EDR 
ProfilesHeadset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Serial Port (SPP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Basic Imaging (BIP), Basic Printing (BPP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), SIM Access (SAP) 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
Charging connector microUSB 
OtherComputer syncTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice 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 Nov 200825 Mar 2010 
FCC ID value: L6ARCC50UW linkFCC ID value: NM8PB92100 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 1.05 W/kg 
Measured in 1900 MHz 
Body 0.68 W/kg 
Measured in 1900 MHz 
Availability
Officially announced08 Oct 200816 Feb 2010 

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