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Posted: 27 Jan 2012
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 02 May 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry Tablet OSBlackBerry (7.1, 7) 
Dimensions7.60 x 5.10 x 0.40 inches (194 x 130 x 10 mm)4.53 x 2.60 x 0.41 inches (115 x 66 x 10.5 mm) 
Weight14.99 oz (425 g)
the average is 19.5 oz (558 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
 
Features Full keyboard, Optical Mouse (Touchpad) 
Display
Physical size7.0 inches2.8 inches 
Resolution1024 x 600 pixels640 x 480 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.

170 ppi286 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.

 TFT 
Screen-to-body ratio55.14 %31.95 % 
Features Light sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
Flash LED 
Software Features Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging 
Shooting Modes Scenes, Effects 
CamcorderYes1280x720 (720p HD) 
FeaturesVideo calling  
Front-facing camera3 megapixels  
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.

TI OMAP4460  
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.

Dual-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Single core, 1200 MHz, QC 8655 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX540 @ 384 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.

1 GB RAM0.75 GB RAM 
Built-in storage32 GB8 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Capacity4800 mAh1230 mAh 
User replaceable Yes 
Talk time 6.30 hours
the average is 14 h (838 min)
 
Stand-by time 12.8 days (307 hours)
the average is 16 days (389 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 5.90 hours
the average is 16 h (954 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 12.8 days (307 hours)
the average is 22 days (524 h)
 
Music playback 50.00 hours 
Video playback 7.40 hours 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer 
Cellular
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTSHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS 
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Hearing aid compatibility M3, T3 
Other featuresVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice recording 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.1 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)  
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.

GPSGPS, A-GPS 
NavigationYesYes 
OtherNFC, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync, OTA sync 
Availability
Officially announced 02 May 2011 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 700 
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

 30 Aug 2011 
 FCC ID value: L6ARDE70UW 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 1.19 W/kg 
Body 1.03 W/kg 

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