Motorola C168i

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The Motorola C168i is an AT&T exclusive basic "bar" phone with Motorola branding released in 2005.

It was sold as an entry-level phone on the discontinued GoPhone plan (GoPhone was replaced with AT&T PREPAID).

The C168i is quite small, and looks somewhat similar to the Motorola C139, another basic entry-level phone with the Motorola brand.

While the phone does have Motorola branding and a very P2k-like user interface, it was actually manufactured by an Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) known as Compal. Compal also goes by Compeq, and they made the C139 as well.

Related phones[edit]

  • W220 - Basically flip phone version. Shares exact same specs, same OS, same games, etc.

Specs[edit]

Basics[edit]

CPU TI Calypso D751749ZPH
Platform/OS Proprietary (P2k-like GUI)
Display 128x128 passive matrix cSTN
Status LED None
Flash memory ST flash chip with unknown capacity, 768KB available to user
RAM ?
Charging connector Barrel jack, unknown model
FCC ID IHDT56HY1

Connectivity[edit]

Operating modes GSM (850/1900)
Data GPRS
SIM size Mini SIM
IrDA No
Bluetooth Not supported
PC Link None officially

Media[edit]

Supported image formats GIF, JPG
Supported audio formats AMR, IMY, MID
Supported video formats Not supported
Speaker configuration Single ear speaker and loudspeaker
Line out 2.5mm connector
Synthesizer OKI ML2871
Extras iMelody composer

Messaging[edit]

SMS Yes
EMS Yes
MMS Yes

Software[edit]

Java Yes, unknown MIDP and CLDC versions

Accessories[edit]

Supported batteries:

Pre-loaded content[edit]

  • Games:
    • Soccer
    • Rebels
    • Crazy

Serial data access[edit]

The 2.5mm headphone connector on the phone also acts as a serial port. When connected, AT modem commands can be sent to the phone.

Many commands about information weren't changed from the Compal originals. For example, AT+CGMM (request model info) returns "TTA-000", when something like "C168i" would be expected.

Because of this easy access and the relatively low price of this phone, the C168i has been used in many[1] hacking[2] projects.[3]

Firmware[edit]

Motorola C168i firmware

References[edit]

  1. Louis, Cellphone to Arduino, (Farmhack) [1]
  2. Ben Harben, Cat water gun hack using a motion sensor and Arduino, (YouTube) [2]
  3. Mike Szczys, Serial Communication with cell phones, (Hackaday) [3]