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Palm Pre vs Microsoft KIN ONE

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PA Rating - 9.9
User Rating - 7.4

Posted: 08 Jan 2009
Market Status: Released

Microsoft KIN ONE Remove phone

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PA Rating - 7
User Rating - 7.3

Posted: 12 Apr 2010
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneFeature phone 
OSwebOS  
Dimensions3.96 x 2.34 x 0.67 inches (100.5 x 59.5 x 16.9 mm)3.31 x 2.66 x 0.73 inches (84 x 68 x 19 mm) 
Weight4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
3.90 oz (111 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.1 inches2.6 inches 
Resolution320 x 480 pixels320 x 240 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.

186 ppi154 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 777 216  
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera3 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
FeaturesGeo taggingAutofocus, Digital image stabilization 
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.

Single core, ARM Cortex-A8  
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.

 256 MB RAM 
Built-in storage8 GB4 GB 
Battery
Talk time5.00 hours
the average is 12 h (732 min)
5.66 hours
the average is 12 h (732 min)
 
Stand-by time12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
8.8 days (210 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Capacity1150 mAh1240 mAh 
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Multimedia
Radio FM 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services support Facebook, MySpace, Twitter 
Technology
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 MHz800, 1900 MHz 
DataEV-DO Rev.AEV-DO Rev.A 
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.

GPSA-GPS, E911 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.1 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g802.11 b, g 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphonePolyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer 
Hearing aid compatibility M4, T4 
OtherVoice recordingTTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced08 Jan 200912 Apr 2010 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 50 

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