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Nokia N81 vs BlackBerry Bold 9700

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Nokia N81 Remove phone

Posted: 29 Aug 2007
Market Status: Released
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BlackBerry Bold 9700 Remove phone

Posted: 28 May 2009
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSSymbian (9.2) S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1BlackBerry (5.0.x) 
Dimensions4.01 x 1.96 x 0.70 inches (102 x 50 x 17.9 mm)4.29 x 2.36 x 0.56 inches (109 x 60 x 14.1 mm) 
Weight4.93 oz (140 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
4.30 oz (122 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Display
Physical size2.4 inches2.4 inches 
Resolution240 x 320 pixels480 x 360 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 ppi246 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 
Colors16 777 21665 536 
Features Light sensor 
Camera
Camera2 megapixels3.2 megapixels 
FlashYesYes 
FeaturesDigital zoomAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom 
Camcorder320x240 (QVGA) (15 fps)Yes 
FeaturesVideo calling  
Front-facing cameraYes  
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, 369 MHz, ARM11  
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.

96 MB RAM / 128 MB ROM256 MB ROM 
Built-in storage0.012 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSDmicroSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Talk time4.00 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
6.00 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
 
Stand-by time17.0 days (408 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
 
Talk time (3G)3.00 hours
the average is 14 h (863 min)
5.00 hours
the average is 14 h (863 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 22 days (520 h)
 
Capacity1050 mAh1500 mAh 
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Multimedia
RadioFM, Stereo, Visual Radio  
Internet browsing
BrowserS60 OSS BrowserBlackBerry Browser 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataEDGE, UMTSEDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s 
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.

 A-GPS 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.0, EDR2.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g802.11 b, g 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device  
OtherUPnP, Computer sync, SyncML, VoIPUMA, Computer sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone 
OtherVoice dialing (Speaker independent), Voice commands, Voice recording, Push-to-Talk, PresenceVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced29 Aug 200721 Oct 2009 

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