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BlackBerry Curve 8300 Remove phone

Posted: 03 May 2007
Market Status: Released

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Posted: 07 Sep 2006
Market Status: Released

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Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
Dimensions4.20 x 2.40 x 0.60 inches (107 x 61 x 15.5 mm)4.20 x 2.00 x 0.57 inches (107 x 50 x 14.5 mm) 
Weight3.90 oz (110 g)
the average is 5.2 oz (149 g)
3.16 oz (90 g)
the average is 5.2 oz (149 g)
FeaturesFull keyboard, Soft keysHalf QWERTY, Trackball 
Resolution320 x 240 pixels240 x 260 pixels 

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.

FeaturesLight sensor  
Camera2 megapixels1.3 megapixels 
Hardware FeaturesMirrorMirror 
Software FeaturesDigital zoomDigital zoom 

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.

312 MHzSingle core, 312 MHz, Intel XScale 
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.

Storage expansionmicroSDmicroSD 
Capacity1100 mAh900 mAh 
TypeUser replaceable, Li - IonUser replaceable, Li - Ion 
Talk time4.00 hours
the average is 15 h (874 min)
3.50 hours
the average is 15 h (874 min)
Stand-by time17.0 days (408 hours)
the average is 15 days (365 h)
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 15 days (365 h)
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GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
Phone features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone 
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, Push-to-TalkVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD, Push-to-Talk 
Connector miniUSB 
OtherComputer syncComputer sync 
Officially announced03 May 200707 Sep 2006 
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

11 May 200716 Aug 2006 
FCC ID value: L6ARBP40GW linkFCC ID value: L6ARBE40GW link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

Head 1.09 W/kg 
Measured in 1900 MHz 
Body 1.16 W/kg 
Measured in 1900 MHz 

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