Cingular Offers Windows Mobile Smartphone

Cingular has announced the immediate availability of its 2125 Smartphone, priced at $199 and the first smartphone to feature Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system.

The 2125 Smartphone, manufactured for Cingular by Taiwan’s High Technology Corporation, is aimed at business professionals and Cingular’s first self-branded B2B mobile device. The 2125 features Bluetooth wireless capabilities, EDGE support, quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) international roaming, and wireless broadband via Cingular’s EDGE network which is available in 13,000 municipalities and along nearly 40,000 miles of major highways in the U.S. For a smartphone sporting Windows Mobile and email capabililities, Cingular made an interesting choice in form factor: instead of sporting a myriad of chiclet-style keys representing a QWERTY keyboard, the 2125 features a typical cell phone dial pad.

The 2125 weighs in at 3.71 ounces (with battery) and is driven by a Texas Instruments OMAP 850 200 MHz processor. On board: 64MB of SDRAM, 64MB Flash ROM., a 2.2-inch QVGA color screen, stereo headset jack, a 1.3 megapixel camera (with camcorder capability), Bluetooth 1.2, plus infrared and mini-USB connectivity, plus a mini-SD expansion card slot. Battery life is estimated at up to four hours talk with six days standby time.

Windows Mobile lets users integrate multimedia using Windows Media Player 10 Mobile and support for MP3, AMR, AAC, WAV, WMA, and MPEG-4 video streaming.The 2125 Smartphone will be upgradeable later this year with Microsoft’s Messaging and Security Feature Pack featuring direct push e-mail technology. Windows Mobile also provides persistent memory storage to retains information even when the phone’s battery is depleted, along with Web browsing and integrated Outlook and Exchange clients, even if it’s not clear how users can be email monsters without a full keypad (although certainly plenty of people send plenty of text and IM messages without one).

“The Cingular 2125 Smartphone gives our customers a cost-effective, feature-packed solution that meets their needs, whether they’re a larger company engaged in global business communications or an individual wanting a superior, high-speed e-mail and Web browsing experience,” said Jeff Bradley, vice president, business data services, for Cingular Wireless.

The Cingular 2125 is available today and costs $199 with a two-year service contract and qualified voice services plan.

Product Review

Packed with features, the Ring Spotlight Cam Wired makes home security a breeze

With an integrated spotlight, crystal-clear video, and color night vision, this device makes home security a cinch. Here's why we like the Ring Spotlight Cam Wired as a great choice for outdoor home security.
Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs. S10 Plus vs. S10e vs. S10 5G: Which should you buy?

With four stunning Galaxy S10 phones to choose from, Samsung is bombarding us with choice, but which one should you buy? We compare the S10, S10 Plus, S10e, and S10 5G in various categories to find out exactly how they differ.
Computing

Chrome is a fantastic browser, but is is still the best among new competitors?

Choosing a web browser for surfing the web can be tough with all the great options available. Here we pit the latest versions of Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Edge, and Vivaldi against one another to find the best browsers for most users.
Product Review

Ring Video Doorbell 2 is the simplest entry into a smarter doorway

The Ring Video Doorbell 2 may lack the style and sophistication of premium door-dingers, but few can match its simplicity and versatility. The device, available in both wired and wireless configurations, is easy to set up and adds instant…
Wearables

Samsung's new Galaxy Watch Active can track your blood pressure

Looking for a new fitness buddy? Samsung just launched the Galaxy Watch Active and the Galaxy Fit, two new wearables with a raft of fitness-focused features that'll keep you moving and get you down the gym.
Mobile

Adobe Premiere Rush CC is coming to the Samsung Galaxy S10 this year

The Samsung Galaxy S10 boasts a number of hardware improvements over previous Samsung phones, but it also offers a few software improvements too. Adobe Premiere Rush CC, for example, is coming to the Samsung Galaxy S10 later this year.
Product Review

The Galaxy Watch Active is the right size for you, no matter how big or small your wrist is

Launched among a massive array of other new products, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active could easily have been missed at Galaxy Unpacked 2019 -- which would be unfortunate. This is a sensibly designed, correctly sized smartwatch suitable for…
Gaming

Samsung Galaxy S10 optimizations make it great for Fortnite

Samsung's new line of Galaxy S10 devices have been optimized for gaming. All three offer improved support for the Unity engine and the S10 Plus also offers vapor chamber cooling, similar to the Xbox One X.
Mobile

From folding phones to 5G -- here's everything we saw at Galaxy Unpacked

Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event treated us to a real parade of technological excellence, from folding phones to new fitness wearables. Here's everything we saw at Galaxy Unpacked on February 20.
Mobile

Google’s radical Gmail redesign is finally rolling out on Android

Google is slowly but surely giving its apps a refresh, modernizing them and ensuring that they're easy to use. The latest app to get a redesign is the Gmail app for Android, which has been redesigned with a few tweaks.
Mobile

The best Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus cases to protect your $1,000 phone

Can't get enough of big phones? The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is absolutely up your alley. But it's still fragile, and damage is easily gathered through normal life. Protect it with the best Galaxy S10 Plus cases.
Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs. Galaxy S9: How much better is Samsung’s new flagship?

You'd naturally expect the Samsung Galaxy S10 to be better than last year's S9, but just how do the two phones differ? We break down the specs and compare Samsung's flagships in various categories to pick a winner.
Mobile

Protect and style your Samsung Galaxy S10 with the best cases and covers

If you've splashed the cash for a shiny new Samsung Galaxy S10, then you'll want to take steps to protect your investment. With a metal frame and glass curves, the S10 needs some cover. Check out the best Samsung Galaxy S10 cases.
Health & Fitness

Nike’s Android app is bricking its $350 Adapt BB self-lacing shoes

A firmware update for Nike's new self-lacing Adapt BB shoe appears to be bricking the $350 footwear for some owners. Android users have said the Nike app no longer pairs with the shoe, rendering the tightening mechanism useless.