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Nokia N96 US vs BlackBerry Bold 9000

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Nokia N96 US Remove phone

Posted: 26 Aug 2008
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 28 Mar 2008
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSSymbian (9.3) S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2BlackBerry (5.0.x, 4.6.x) 
Dimensions4.05 x 2.16 x 0.70 inches (103 x 55 x 18 mm)4.49 x 2.60 x 0.59 inches (114 x 66 x 15 mm) 
Weight4.40 oz (125 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
4.80 oz (136 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Display
Physical size2.8 inches2.6 inches 
Resolution240 x 320 pixels480 x 320 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.

143 ppi222 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
Camera5 megapixels2 megapixels 
FlashDual LEDYes 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.8  
FeaturesAutofocusDigital zoom 
Camcorder640x480 (VGA) (30 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, 264 MHz, ARM9624 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 / 256 MB ROM128 MB ROM 
Built-in storage16 GB1 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Talk time3.83 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
5.00 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
 
Stand-by time9.6 days (230 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
Talk time (3G)2.60 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)8.3 days (200 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
  
Capacity950 mAh1500 mAh 
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Multimedia
RadioFM, Stereo, RDS, Visual Radio  
Internet browsing
BrowserS60 OSS BrowserBlackBerry Browser 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGEEDGE, 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-GPSGPS 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.0, EDR2.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g802.11 a, b, g 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBminiUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device  
OtherTV-Out, DLNA, UPnP, Computer sync, OTA sync, VoIPComputer sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, Push-to-TalkVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced26 Aug 200812 May 2008 

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