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Samsung SPH-A500

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This tri-mode CDMA phone from Samsung was one of Sprint's flagship PCS Vision phones. Key features include a large color display, 1xRTT high-speed data, an optional camera attachment, and J2ME (Java) support. Additional features include voice dialing, WAP 2.0, a large external display, PIM (organizer) features, GPS positioning, and polyphonic ringers.

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Specs

 
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Modes
CDMA 850 / 1900
AMPS 850
CDMA / 1xRTT  (2G / 3G)
850  Cellular / BC0  Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel
1900  PCS / BC1  Americas

AMPS  (1G)
850  Cellular  Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel
Weight 3.6 oz   (102 g)
Dimensions 3.46" x 1.96" x 0.92"   (88 x 50 x 23.4 mm)
Battery Talk: 2.5 hours max.   (150 minutes)
Standby: 216 hours max.   (9 days)
LiIon, Removable
Display Type: LCD (Color TFT/TFD)
Resolution: 128 x 160 pixels
Colors: 4096 (12-bit)
TFT / up to 12 lines of text
OS / Platform (proprietary)
Processor ?
Memory ?
Phone Book Capacity 250
FCC ID A3LSPHA500 » (Approved May 10, 2002)

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Features

 
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Fingerprint Reader -
Flashlight -
GPS / Location Yes
Ruggedized -
Water-Resistant -
Wireless Charging -
Accessibility
Adjustable Text Size -
Hearing Aid Compatible -
Multiple Languages Languages Supported: English, Spanish
TTY/TDD (Digital) -
Alerts
External Display 96 x 64 pixels
Polyphonic Ringtones Chords: 16
CMX MIDI
Ringer Profiles -
Vibrate Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth -
Infrared (IR) -
Mobile Hotspot -
NFC -
PC Sync -
SDIO -
USB Yes
Wi-Fi -
Contacts
Multiple Numbers per Name Numbers per entry: 6
Picture ID Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Voice Dialing Type: Speaker-dependent (tags)
up to 10 / plus voice digit dialing and voice control of menus
Customization
Changeable Faceplates -
Custom Graphics downloadable / can set as wallpaper (idle mode) or assign to phone book entries for incoming calls (Picture ID)
Custom Ringtones downloadable
Real-Music Ringers -
Data & Network
Data Tethering Yes
External Antenna Jack -
Flight Mode -
GAIT -
High-Speed Data Technology: 1xRTT
UMA -
WAP / Web Browser Browser Software: Obigo 1.1.4
WAP 2.0
Input
Key Lock Switch -
Predictive Text Entry Technology: T9
Side Keys up/down
Text Keyboard, Hardware -
Touch Screen -
Memory
Hard Drive -
Memory Card Slot -
Messaging
Email Client -
EMS / Picture Messaging -
Instant Messaging -
MMS -
Text Messaging (SMS) one-way (receive-only)
Text Messaging Templates -
Music
FM Radio -
FM Transmitter -
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) -
Music Player -
Stereo Speakers -
Photo & Video
Camera -
DLNA -
Front-Facing Camera -
Live TV -
Miracast -
PictBridge -
Streaming Video -
TV Output -
Video Capture -
Video Sharing -
Productivity
Alarm Yes
Calculator Yes
Calendar Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet -
SyncML -
To-Do List up to 20 items
Voice Memo Yes
Software
BREW -
Games downloadable Java games
Java (J2ME) Yes
Voice
Call Screening -
HD Voice -
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) located on top
Push-To-Talk -
Speaker Phone -

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