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BlackBerry 8830 vs Nokia Asha 308

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BlackBerry 8830 Remove phone

Posted: 25 Apr 2007
Market Status: Released
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Nokia Asha 308 Remove phone

Posted: 25 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneFeature phone 
OSBlackBerry  
Dimensions4.49 x 2.60 x 0.55 inches (114 x 66 x 14 mm)4.33 x 2.13 x 0.51 inches (109.9 x 54 x 13 mm) 
Weight4.60 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
3.58 oz (102 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size 3.0 inches 
Resolution320 x 240 pixels240 x 400 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.

 155 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.

TFTLCD 
Colors65 53665 536 
Touchscreen Multi-touch 
Camera
Camera 2 megapixels 
Features Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Effects, Self-timer 
Camcorder Resolution, 176 x 144 pixels 10 fps 
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  
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.

16 MB RAM64 MB RAM / 128 MB ROM 
Built-in storage0.064 GB  
Maximum User Storage 0.02 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSDmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time3.66 hours
the average is 12 h (713 min)
9.50 hours
the average is 12 h (713 min)
 
Stand-by time9.0 days (216 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
23.8 days (570 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
 
Capacity1400 mAh1110 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Preset equalizer 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS, Recording option 
Internet browsing
BrowserBlackBerry BrowserNokia Browser 2.0 
Built-in online services support Facebook, YouTube (upload), 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 MHz  
GSM900, 1800 MHz900, 1800 MHz 
DataGPRS, EV-DOEDGE, GPRS 
Multiple SIM cards 2 slots 
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  
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
BluetoothYes3.0 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
Connector microUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
OtherComputer syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Sensors Accelerometer 
Hearing aid compatibilityM4, T4  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced25 Apr 200725 Sep 2012 
Shopping information
Accessories Nokia Charger AC-11, Nokia Battery BL-4U, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-102 

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