Network
DataEVDO, 1xEVDO
Size/Design
AntennaInternal
DesignBar
Dimensions4.29" x 2.36" x 0.55" (109 x 60 x 14 mm)
Headset Jack3.5 mm
Keyboard/ButtonsFull QWERTY
Side KeysYes
TypeSmartphone
Weight3.7 oz. (105 g)
Battery
Standby Time252 hours (10.5 days)
Talk Time4.5 hours (270 minutes)
Type1150 mAh
Display
Colors65K
Resolution320 x 240 pixels 2.5"
TypeTFT, TFD, LCD (Color)
Camera and Video
Camera FeaturesVideo capture, 5X digital zoom, white balance
Megapixels2.0
Streaming VideoYes
Data Messaging
Instant MessagingYes
Predictive Text EntryYes
Text MessagingMMS, SMS
Music and Multimedia
GPS NavigationYes
Music PlayerYes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB
Speaker PhoneYes
Connectivity
BluetoothYes, v2.1+EDR Supported Profiles: HSP 1.1, HFP 1.5, OPP, PBA, DUN, A2DP 1.2, AVRC 1.3
E-Mail ClientYes
Java ApplicationsYes
Memory Card SlotTransFlash, MicroSD
Operating SystemBlackberry OS 5
PC SyncYes
USB PortYes
Web BrowserYes, Full, HTML
Wi-FiYes
Organizer
AlarmYes
CalculatorYes
CalendarYes
To-Do ListYes
Voice RecorderYes
Phone Book
Capacityshared memory
Multi Numbers per NameYes
Photo Caller IDYes
Ringer IDYes
Ringer ProfilesYes
Voice DialingYes
Other Features
Adjustable Text SizeYes
Flight ModeYes
Hearing Aid CompatibleYes, M4, T4
Multiple LanguagesYes
Polyphonic RingerYes
Vibrate AlertYes

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