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Samsung Messager III Remove phone

Posted: 04 Nov 2010
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 02 Feb 2006
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeBasic phone  
Dimensions4.59 x 2.10 x 0.58 inches (116.6 x 53.5 x 14.9 mm)4.25 x 2.05 x 0.95 inches (108 x 52 x 24 mm) 
Weight3.70 oz (105 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
4.00 oz (115 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Display
Physical size2.4 inches  
Resolution240 x 320 pixels128 x 160 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.

TFTSTN 
Colors 65 536 
Additional display

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

 STN 
Resolution

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

 128 x 128 pixels 
Colors

Colors - Shows the number of colors that the additional display supports

 65 536 
Camera
Camera1.3 megapixels0.3 megapixels VGA 
Flash Yes 
Hardware
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 16 GB  
Battery
Talk time5.00 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
3.00 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
 
Stand-by time10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
6.2 days (150 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
 
Capacity1140 mAh900 mAh 
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Multimedia
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
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, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz800, 1900 MHz 
AMPS

AMPS - Advanced mobile phone standard. Analogue standard used widely in North America.

 800 MHz 
DataEV-DO  
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 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR1.2 
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
ConnectormicroUSB  
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Silent mode, SpeakerphonePolyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone 
Hearing aid compatibilityM4, T3  
Other Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced03 Nov 2010  
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 120  

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