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BlackBerry Curve 8530 Remove phone

Posted: 09 Jul 2009
Market Status: Released
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BlackBerry Style 9670 Remove phone

Posted: 18 Oct 2010
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (5.0.x)BlackBerry (6.0.x) 
Dimensions4.29 x 2.36 x 0.55 inches (109 x 60 x 14 mm)3.78 x 2.36 x 0.73 inches (96 x 60 x 18.5 mm) 
Weight3.74 oz (106 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
4.62 oz (131 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
 
FeaturesFull keyboardFull keyboard, Optical Mouse (Touchpad) 
Colors Black, Purple 
Display
Physical size2.4 inches  
Resolution320 x 240 pixels360 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.

167 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 
Screen-to-body ratio27.31 %  
FeaturesLight sensor  
Additional display

Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

 Yes 
Resolution

Resolution - Refers to the width and the length od the additional display

 240 x 320 pixels 
Camera
Camera2 megapixels5 megapixels 
Flash LED 
Software FeaturesDigital zoom, Geo taggingDigital image stabilization 
CamcorderYes640x480 (VGA) 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S1  
ModelMSM7627  
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, 528 MHz, ARM11  
Graphics processorAdreno 200  
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 ROM512 MB RAM 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Capacity1150 mAh1150 mAh 
Talk time4.50 hours
the average is 15 h (875 min)
4.50 hours
the average is 15 h (875 min)
 
Stand-by time10.5 days (252 hours)
the average is 16 days (388 h)
10.5 days (252 hours)
the average is 16 days (388 h)
 
Music playback 14.00 hours 
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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 
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 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.12.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g802.11 b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherComputer syncTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Hearing aid compatibilityM4, T4M4, T4 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced05 Nov 200918 Oct 2010 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 279$ 100 
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

05 Jul 201024 Sep 2010 
FCC ID value: L6ARCZ30CW linkFCC ID value: L6ARCU20CW 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).

   
Head1.24 W/kg0.97 W/kg 
Body0.66 W/kg0.40 W/kg 

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