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Samsung Mythic A897

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This follow-up to the Eternity also has live mobile TV, while stepping up to a higher-resolution touch display and adding overseas 3G data. Other features are similar, including video sharing, memory card slot, GPS navigation and stereo Bluetooth.

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Specs

 
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Modes
WCDMA 850 / 1900 / 2100
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
WCDMA / HSPA 7.2  (3G / 4G)
850  Cellular / band 5 (V)  Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel
1900  PCS / band 2 (II)  Americas
2100  IMT / band 1 (I)  Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel

GSM  (2G)
850  Cellular  Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel
900  Europe, Asia, Africa
1800  DCS  Europe, Asia, Africa
1900  PCS  Americas
Weight 3.8 oz   (108 g)
Dimensions 4.49" x 2.06" x 0.5"   (114 x 52 x 12.7 mm)
Battery Talk: 3 hours max.   (180 minutes)
Standby: 252 hours max.   (10.5 days)
1150 mAh LiIon, Removable
Display Type: LCD (Color TFT/TFD)
Resolution: 360 x 640 pixels
3.3"   diagonal
Colors: 262,144 (18-bit)
OS / Platform (proprietary)
Processor ?
Memory 189 MB internal storage, available to user
Phone Book Capacity 2000
SIM card size Traditional / Mini (2FF)
FCC ID A3LSGHA897 » (Approved Sep 30, 2009)

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Features

 
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Fingerprint Reader -
Flashlight -
GPS / Location Type: Standalone GPS
supports LBS (navigation)
Ruggedized -
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 Yes
Ringer Profiles Yes
Vibrate Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP 1.1, HFP 1.5, OPP, FTP, DUN, A2DP, AVRC, BPP, SAP
version 2.0+EDR / supports FTP-client
Infrared (IR) -
Mobile Hotspot -
NFC -
PC Sync Yes
SDIO -
USB Speed: 2.0 Hi-Speed
built-in micro-USB connector (on top) / supports charging, mass storage mode, PC software installer mode
Wi-Fi -
Contacts
Multiple Numbers per Name Numbers per entry: 5
plus email
Picture ID Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Voice Dialing Type: Speaker-independent (automatic)
software by Nuance
Customization
Changeable Faceplates -
Custom Graphics Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Real-Music Ringers files must be less than 300 KB
Data & Network
Data Tethering Yes
External Antenna Jack -
Flight Mode Yes
GAIT -
High-Speed Data Technology: HSPA 7.2
UMA -
WAP / Web Browser Browser Software: Samsung Mobile Browser (Dolphin) 1.0
plus Sesame (based on Opera Mini 4.2)
Input
Key Lock Switch -
Predictive Text Entry Technology: T9
Side Keys volume on left / lock, task, camera on right
Text Keyboard, Hardware -
Touch Screen Type: Resistive
with handwriting recognition feature
Memory
Hard Drive -
Memory Card Slot Card Type: microSD (TransFlash)
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) Yes
Music Player Supported Formats: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, WMA, 3GP, MP4, M4A
equalizer
Stereo Speakers -
Photo & Video
Camera Resolution: 3+ megapixel
auto-focus, LED flash / smile detection, panorama, scene modes, night mode, multi-shot, timer, brightness, white balance options / geo-tagging / photo editor (crop, resize, rotate, adjust)
DLNA -
Front-Facing Camera -
Live TV Technology: MediaFLO
Miracast -
PictBridge Yes
Streaming Video Yes
TV Output -
Video Capture Resolution: QVGA (320 x 240)
Video Sharing Yes
Productivity
Alarm with motion-activated snooze
Calculator plus tip calculator, unit converter
Calendar Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet -
SyncML -
To-Do List Yes
Voice Memo up to 60 minutes each
Software
BREW -
Games Yes
Java (J2ME) Yes
Voice
Call Screening -
HD Voice -
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) -
Push-To-Talk -
Speaker Phone Yes

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