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Verizon Wireless CDM8950

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Verizon Wireless CDM8950 Remove phone

Posted: 04 Dec 2008
Market Status: Released

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Design
Dimensions3.70 x 1.90 x 0.80 inches (94 x 48 x 20 mm)  
Weight3.20 oz (91 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  
FeaturesNumeric keypad, Soft keys  
Display
Physical size2.0 inches  
Resolution176 x 220 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.

141 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 ratio27.76 %  
Additional display

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

CSTN  
Resolution

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

96 x 96 pixels  
Physical Size1.00 inches  
Colors

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

65 536  
Camera
Camera1.3 megapixels  
Software FeaturesDigital zoom, Self-timer  
SettingsWhite balance presets  
Shooting ModesEffects  
CamcorderYes  
Hardware
Storage expansionmicroSD  
Battery
Capacity920 mAh  
TypeUser replaceable, Li - Ion  
Talk time4.66 hours
the average is 14 h (857 min)
  
Stand-by time11.7 days (280 hours)
the average is 15 days (370 h)
  
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Cellular
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 MHz  
Phone features
NotificationsPolyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Speakerphone  
Hearing aid compatibilityM4, T4  
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD  
Connectivity
Bluetooth1.2  
USBYes  
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  
OtherComputer sync  
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

23 Jul 2008  
FCC ID value: PP4ECHO 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).

   
Head1.26 W/kg  
Measured in1900 MHz  
Body0.38 W/kg  
Measured in1900 MHz  

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