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Posted: 03 Aug 2011
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 15 Nov 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (7.1, 7)BlackBerry (7.1, 7) 
Dimensions4.72 x 2.44 x 0.45 inches (120 x 62 x 11.5 mm)4.29 x 2.36 x 0.44 inches (109 x 60 x 11.2 mm) 
Weight4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
3.46 oz (98 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
 
FeaturesOptical Mouse (Touchpad)Optical Mouse (Touchpad) 
Colors Black 
Display
Physical size3.7 inches3.2 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 pixels360 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.

252 ppi188 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 ratio52.44 %48.55 % 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus  
Software FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Face detection, Geo taggingDigital image stabilization, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging 
Shooting Modes Scenes 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)640x480 (VGA) 
FeaturesContinuous autofocus  
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, 1200 MHz, QC 8655Single core, 806 MHz 
Graphics processorYes  
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.

0.75 GB RAM0.5 GB RAM 
Built-in storage4 GB0.512 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Capacity1230 mAh1230 mAh 
TypeUser replaceable, Li - IonUser replaceable, Li - Ion 
Talk time6.80 hours
the average is 15 h (876 min)
5.50 hours
the average is 15 h (876 min)
 
Stand-by time13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 16 days (377 h)
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 16 days (377 h)
 
Talk time (3G)6.10 hours
the average is 17 h (991 min)
5.80 hours
the average is 17 h (991 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)11.8 days (283 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Music playback50.20 hours30.00 hours 
Video playback 5.50 hours 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Radio FM 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
Cellular
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 MHz800, 850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSPA, UMTSHSPA, UMTS 
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer 
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3  
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice recording 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass 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.

GPSGPS, A-GPS 
NavigationYesYes 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Availability
Officially announced03 Aug 201115 Nov 2011 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 500  
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

05 Aug 201111 Nov 2011 
FCC ID value: L6ARDH70CW linkFCC ID value: L6AREA70UW 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).

   
Head0.90 W/kg1.38 W/kg 
Body0.66 W/kg0.77 W/kg 

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