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TerreStar Genus vs HTC Pure

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Posted: 23 Sep 2010
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 26 May 2009
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSWindows Mobile Professional (6.5.3)Windows Mobile Professional (6.5) 
Dimensions4.68 x 2.55 x 0.76 inches (118.8 x 64.8 x 19.25 mm)4.33 x 2.10 x 0.59 inches (110 x 53.4 x 14.9 mm) 
Weight4.60 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
4.13 oz (117 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Display
Physical size2.6 inches3.2 inches 
Resolution320 x 240 pixels480 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.

154 ppi292 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 
Colors16 777 21665 536 
TouchscreenYesYes 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor 
Camera
Camera2 megapixels5 megapixels 
FeaturesAutofocus, Digital zoomAutofocus, Digital zoom 
Camcorder320x240 (QVGA) (15 fps)Yes 
Front-facing camera Yes 
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 MSM7201A 
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 
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.

 288 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM 
Built-in storage0.1 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 16 GBmicroSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Talk time 5.00 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
 
Stand-by time 15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
Capacity 1100 mAh 
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Multimedia
Radio FM, RDS 
Internet browsing
Browser Opera Browser 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900 MHz850, 1900 MHz 
DataEDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/sEDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s 
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 
NavigationYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.02.0, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g802.11 b, g 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBminiUSB 
Features Mass storage device 
External antennaYes  
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncComputer sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone 
Sensors Accelerometer 
OtherVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced21 Sep 201005 Oct 2009 

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