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Posted: 27 Jan 2012
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 27 Feb 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
Phone functionality Yes 
OSBlackBerry Tablet OSAndroid (4.4, 4.1.2, 4.1, 4.0), TouchWiz / L!ve Panel UI 
Dimensions7.60 x 5.10 x 0.40 inches (194 x 130 x 10 mm)10.31 x 7.09 x 0.35 inches (262 x 180 x 8.9 mm) 
Weight14.99 oz (425 g)
the average is 20 oz (572 g)
21.16 oz (600 g)
the average is 20 oz (572 g)
 
Features Stylus 
Display
Physical size7.0 inches10.1 inches 
Resolution1024 x 600 pixels1280 x 800 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 ppi149 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.

 Super PLS LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio55.14 %62.72 % 
Features Light sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
Flash LED 
Hardware Features Autofocus 
Software Features Geo tagging 
CamcorderYes1280x720 (720p HD) 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling 
Front-facing camera3 megapixelsOther 
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 OMAP4460Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 
Model 4412 
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-A9Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX540 @ 384 MHzARM Mali 
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 RAM2 GB RAM 
Built-in storage32 GB16 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Capacity4800 mAh7000 mAh 
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Multimedia
Mirroring MHL 
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
Cellular
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTSHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS 
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone  
Other featuresVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR4.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBProprietary 
Features USB Host 
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)via microUSB 
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, Glonass 
NavigationYesYes 
OtherNFC, Computer sync, OTA syncInfrared, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Availability
Officially announced 27 Feb 2012 

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