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Motorola i856

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Posted: 02 Sep 2009
Market Status: Released

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Design
Dimensions4.19 x 1.97 x 0.59 inches (106.5 x 50 x 15 mm)  
Weight2.99 oz (85 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  
Display
Physical size2.2 inches  
Resolution176 x 220 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.

128 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.

TFT  
Screen-to-body ratio28.60 %  
Camera
Camera1.3 megapixels  
Camcorder352x288 (CIF)  
Hardware
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC  
Battery
Talk time3.50 hours
the average is 11 h (671 min)
  
Stand-by time4.0 days (95 hours)
the average is 20 days (478 h)
  
Capacity1100 mAh  
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Internet browsing
BrowserOpenwave 7.21  
Technology
iDEN

iDEN - iDEN (Integrated Digital Enhanced Network) is a wireless network standard developed by Motorola and used by Nextel Wireless. It operates at 800Mhz, 900Mhz and 1500Mhz frequency bands and it is a mixture of TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) and GSM arhitecture. It allows the use of one mobile device as a digital phone, pager, two-way radio and fax/modem.

800, 900 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
Bluetooth2.1  
USBUSB 2.0  
ConnectormicroUSB  
Other features
NotificationsPolyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone  
Hearing aid compatibilityM3  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, Push-to-Talk  
Availability
Officially announced02 Sep 2009  

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