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Samsung SGH-A657

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This rugged push-to-talk phone has the same features as the Rugby A837, but in a bar form factor, and with a flashlight instead of a camera. Other features are similar, including GPS navigation, music player, stereo Bluetooth, memory card slot, and HSDPA data.

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Specs

 
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Modes
WCDMA 850 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
WCDMA / HSDPA 3.6  (3G / 4G)
850  Cellular / band 5 (V)  Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel
1900  PCS / band 2 (II)  Americas

GSM  (2G)
850  Cellular  Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel
900  Europe, Asia, Africa
1800  DCS  Europe, Asia, Africa
1900  PCS  Americas
Weight 4.34 oz   (123 g)
Dimensions 4.53" x 2.05" x 0.77"   (115 x 52 x 19.6 mm)
Battery Talk: 3 hours max.   (180 minutes)
Standby: 252 hours max.   (10.5 days)
1420 mAh LiIon, Removable
Display Type: LCD (Color TFT/TFD)
Resolution: 176 x 220 pixels
Colors: 262,144 (18-bit)
OS / Platform (proprietary)
Processor ?
Memory ?
Phone Book Capacity 1000
SIM card size Traditional / Mini (2FF)
FCC ID A3LSGHA657 » (Approved Dec 29, 2008)

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Features

 
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Fingerprint Reader -
Flashlight Yes
GPS / Location Type: A-GPS
supports LBS (AT&T Navigator)
Ruggedized MILSPEC 810 for dust, shock, vibration, extreme temperatures
Water-Resistant -
Wireless Charging -
Accessibility
Adjustable Text Size -
Hearing Aid Compatible -
Multiple Languages Languages Supported: English, Spanish, French
TTY/TDD (Digital) Yes
Alerts
External Display -
Polyphonic Ringtones Chords: 72
Ringer Profiles -
Vibrate Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP, HFP 1.5, DUN, OPP, FTP, SAP, A2DP, AVRC, BPP
version 2.0 / supports FTP-client
Infrared (IR) -
MirrorLink -
Mobile Hotspot -
NFC -
PC Sync Yes
SDIO -
USB supports mass storage mode
Wi-Fi -
Contacts
Multiple Numbers per Name Yes
Picture ID Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Voice Dialing -
Customization
Changeable Faceplates -
Custom Graphics Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Real-Music Ringers Supported Formats: MP3
up to 300 KB
Data & Network
Data Tethering Yes
External Antenna Jack -
Flight Mode Yes
GAIT -
High-Speed Data Technology: HSDPA 3.6
UMA -
WAP / Web Browser Yes
Input
Key Lock Switch -
Predictive Text Entry Technology: T9
Side Keys volume, PTT on left / flashlight, shortcut on right
Text Keyboard, Hardware -
Touch Screen -
Memory
Hard Drive -
Memory Card Slot Card Type: microSD (TransFlash)
up to at least 8 GB
Messaging
Email Client Yes
EMS / Picture Messaging -
Instant Messaging Networks Supported: AOL, Windows Live, Yahoo!
MMS Yes
Text Messaging (SMS) Yes
Text Messaging Templates Yes
Music
FM Radio -
FM Transmitter -
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) -
Music Player Supported Formats: MP3
song files must be at least 300 KB
Stereo Speakers -
Photo & Video
Camera -
DLNA -
Front-Facing Camera -
Live TV -
Miracast -
PictBridge -
Streaming Video Yes
TV Output -
Video Capture -
Video Sharing -
Productivity
Alarm Yes
Calculator Yes
Calendar Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet -
SyncML -
To-Do List Yes
Voice Memo up to 1 hour each
Software
BREW -
Games Yes
Java (J2ME) Yes
Voice
Call Screening -
HD Voice -
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) -
Push-To-Talk Type: Kodiak RTX
Speaker Phone Yes

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