Audiovox PPC 5050

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The Audiovox PPC 5050 currently has an Informr score of 6.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Pocket PC
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
No



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Audiovox released the PPC 5050 on April 14, 2004.


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Audiovox backs up the PPC 5050 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your PPC 5050 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Audiovox support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Audiovox's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
Unknown

The Audiovox PPC 5050's screen size is Unknown with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Pocket PC 2002 (Merlin) operating system (OS).

Camera
No

This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, SD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Audiovox's performance ratings are 6 days standby time.

PPC 5050 Specs

Overview
Release date April 14, 2004
Regions available No
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
AMPS
Data:
1xRTT
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Pocket PC 2002 (Merlin)

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Processor No
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM 64 MB
ROM 32 MB
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Carrying case, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery, Stylus
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 6 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.8 x 11.6 x 2.8 cm (5 x 4.6 x 1.1 in)
Weight 190 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Stub
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 65k
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics -
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Unknown
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info SD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
-
Additional Rear Camera Info
No
Video Recording Formats
WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats WMA
Radio -
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone No
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Yes
Apps
Included Software / Apps Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint Mobile, ActivSync
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Great all around PDA, not made for fools.

Windows Mobile is far superior to Blackberry's software. Love my PPC 5050. This is my second Audiovox PDA and I've been very happy with it. Calendar and Excel are very handy. Not made for yuppies who don't understand computers and are only buying a phone for fashion purposes. Just wish it had a keyboard and wifi.
Windows Mobile is far superior to Blackberry's software. Love my PPC 5050. This is my second Audiovox PDA and I've been very happy with it. Calendar and Excel are very handy. Not made for yuppies who don't understand computers and are only buying a phone for fashion purposes. Just wish it had a keyboard and wifi. Less

READ THIS BEFORE BUYING A BELL PHONE

About 5 years ago I gave up my land-line and became a dedicated cell phone user. In late 2004 I purchased a new cell phone from Bell Mobility (Talk Cellular Inc) in Kamloops, BC. I signed a 2 year plan. I told the Bell rep that I needed a high quality phone that had long battery life. I wanted thei...More
About 5 years ago I gave up my land-line and became a dedicated cell phone user. In late 2004 I purchased a new cell phone from Bell Mobility (Talk Cellular Inc) in Kamloops, BC. I signed a 2 year plan. I told the Bell rep that I needed a high quality phone that had long battery life. I wanted their best model. The first phone the Bell rep sold me (a Nokia) would only last 1 day on standby with only about 10 to 15 minutes of actual talk time. The phone needed to be recharged far too frequently. As a point of comparison, my last cell phone from Rogers (also a Nokia) would last over 5 days, on a 4 year old battery! When I told the Bell Mobility rep about the battery problem they told me the problem was the location of my house. I then tested my phone at 2 other locations (my office and my girlfriends house) both of which are in clear sight of the Bell Mobility antenna location. The new phone had the same problem in both other locations as well, so something else is wrong. When I complained again, the rep reluctantly gave me another battery to try. Same result.. no battery life. When I told them about my continuing problem, they offered me another phone (a Samsung). However, before I agreed to switch to the Samsung I researched the available optional batteries for that phone model. I confirmed the Samsung model was available with a "long-life" battery, so I agreed to switch to the Samsung if they (Bell Mobility) would provide the Samsung phone with the long-life battery (1400 mAh), not the cheaper "standard" battery they normally provide. I even offered to pay the cost difference between the standard and long-life batteries...and the Bell sales rep agreed (verbally). When the long-life battery arrived they changed their position and tried to charge me the full price for the long life battery! After I protested strongly, they agreed to just substitute the longer life battery for standard Samsung battery. After all that headache, it turned out the Samsung phone was just as bad, if not worse, than the Nokia. The phone would constantly lose contact with and search for the network no matter where I was in the City. The "long-life" battery could barely last one day, so I had to put it on the charger very frequently, just as before. To make matters worse, when the Samsung phone was on the charger, it wouldn't receive calls. Even if callers left a message while the phone was on the charger, the phone would not advise me there were messages until AFTER it was unplugged from the charger. I began wondering if maybe there was a problem with the local network antenna/repeater, so I decided to call the Network service people to report the problem. The Bell service representative told me they would pass on the reported problem to the appropriate service technician. I asked if they would get back to me to let me know if a problem was found or if they were able to find anything wrong with the network. They advised that they do not advise customers as to whether or not they are able to do anything about their service complaints. So basically their policy is to record (and perhaps forward) service complaints, but do nothing to provide any response to the customer. When I went back to see the Bell Mobility sales representative about my continuing phone problem with the 2nd phone (the Samsung), they told me they had done enough for me and they were no longer willing to do anything about my phone problem. When I asked what my options were, I was told I could either: a) Cancel my contract at a cost of about $200, b) Purchase another phone (although they apparently had already sold me their best), or c) Take back the Nokia phone that they had originally replaced with the Samsung (apparently they kept it in the store) Since I was not about to give any more money to a company that treats their customers in this fashion, I opted to take back the Nokia phone. So I am now forced to live with this new phone from Bell Mobility, but wish I still had my 4+ year old Nokia I was using before I switched to Bell Mobility. Interestingly, the last time I was in the Bell Mobility store there was a woman customer ahead of me at the service counter. It turns out she has been having the same problem with Bell phones. She told me she was on her 3rd different phone after only one month with Bell. Same problem I am experiencing... the batteries don't last. I spoke with the lady ahead of me and confirmed that she lives in an area that has clear sight of the Bell antennas, so the problem is not just with me....it's either with the phones or the network. My point? If you are considering a Bell Mobility cell phone, DONT. If you already have a Bell cell phone and are experiencing similar problems I would be interested in hearing from you. Please write me at canadajake@hotmail.com. Less

Nice. But needs Bluetooth

Eats through batteris when constantly connected to a wireless network. By pressing and holding the END key this is avoided. Seems to last all day with about 10 Megs of data a day and 2 hours of talk time. Battery gets better when charged often as opposed to letting it run down and then charge. Go...More
Eats through batteris when constantly connected to a wireless network. By pressing and holding the END key this is avoided. Seems to last all day with about 10 Megs of data a day and 2 hours of talk time. Battery gets better when charged often as opposed to letting it run down and then charge. Go figure. Need bluethooth to be perfect. Can download alot of software for free :) Less

Bright. Capable. Clumsy.

As a Palm user I found the OS on this unit not very intuitive, but am warming up to it. Sync with the laptop is a snap. Wireless e-mail is handy. Extra software is hard to find (read, you must pay for most - unlike Palm). I wouldn't want to be too far from my charging unit though, two hours of writing...More
As a Palm user I found the OS on this unit not very intuitive, but am warming up to it. Sync with the laptop is a snap. Wireless e-mail is handy. Extra software is hard to find (read, you must pay for most - unlike Palm). I wouldn't want to be too far from my charging unit though, two hours of writing e-mail and a bit of surfing dropped a full charge to 40%. 3 weeks in, jury is still out... Less

Voice mail password no problem

I have programmed mine with phone numbers and passwords for two differnt voicemail systems. It is a great device and does so much more than a regular phone. Glad I dumped my Blackberry. Battery life should be better as I only get one day on a charge.

Avoid it at all costs

The worst decision that I ever made was to go "cutting edge" and get this hybrid nightmare. Imagine my surprise when I found out that this contraption cannot even program in voicemail passwords to enable you to one button your voicemail access or anything else that needs a password. Almost any cell pho...More
The worst decision that I ever made was to go "cutting edge" and get this hybrid nightmare. Imagine my surprise when I found out that this contraption cannot even program in voicemail passwords to enable you to one button your voicemail access or anything else that needs a password. Almost any cell phone can do that nowadays, even the cheap ones that are given away in sign up promotions. Be prepared to punch in your codes at 100 km/hr rather than pressing a single programmed key. What a safety feature. This phone is unusable on the highway. The volume on the device is so low that I cannot hear anything while driving. So much for a mobile assistant. It also is a battery pig. I remember fondly the days 15 years ago when I could get a full day on a charged battery. Not with this baby. Finally two emails to Audiovox have gone unanswered. The only one they answered was a one line reply indicating that the 5050 could not program passwords. What customer service. What a nightmare. Less
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