Friday, October 20, 2006

Cingular 3125 Review

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The Cingular 3125 /HTC Star Trek has been reviewed by the website Mobility Site and let’s see what they think about this smart clamshell Windows Mobile Phone. They found the handset appealing for its current Windows Mobile O.S. with A2DP profile and the intuitive and stylish form factor. The handset also scored brownie points for its upgradeable ROM, top notch external screen, its battery life and its price tag of $149.99 w/contract. Things they didn’t dig? Well there is the proprietary connector and the lack of Wi-Fi. The fact that the handset needs to be switched off for changing the Micro SD card is also a minor irritant. The onboard camera is also no great shakes!

The new Cingular 3125 is a slim smartphone which some great onboard features. It gets it juice from the Texas Instrument OMAP processor and supports EDGE, GPRS, and GSM Quadband. The camera has the now standard 1.3 Megapixel resolution and the phone has some nifty applications like the Windows Media Player 10. Other features include; Bluetooth, 2.2" 240 x 320 LCD Internal display, 64 MB RAM; 128 MB flash ROM, Push Email, Stereo Bluetooth, Pocket Internet Explorer, MSN Messenger, Text Messaging etc.

In the end the website writes “Overall, I say this phone is a winner. We have Windows Mobile on a phone that costs less than $200, looks better than the RAZR, and performs well. The shortcomings of the Cingular 3125 fall far behind the positives. For me, no WiFi and poor camera does not affect me much at all. The Proprietary connector is easy to get around as well using Bluetooth headphones. Having a Windows Mobile Smartphone that flat our works is enough.”