HTC 8525 Smartphone - [AT&T, Cingular]
This 8525 PDA-Smartphone replaces the previous 8125 model. It is
most noted for its very responsive processor, rarely slowing down
even when multiple programs are running. This compares favorably
with the Motorola Q , the Blackjack and the Palm Treo 680
Form Factor & Function
- Rounded design - an improvement on the 8125 this model replaces
- Large Screen - makes browsing the web, emails, reading and working
with Word Mobile documents very easy
- Fast Processor - the mini cpu has doubled from 8125
- Keyboard - slide out keyboard is easy to type on and does not
loosen or wiggle. Much more user-friendly than the tiny keys on
- Amazing internet access speeds if in a 3G service area - EDGE
service is slower.
- Use as a modem for your computer while recieving calls.
- Battery life is good considering the processor speed
- WiFi capable - will use WiFi or EDGE or 3G (whichever is fastest)
- The phone can be charged from either the USB cord or the supplied
- Camera - clear resolutions for a camera phone with 2 MegaPixel
- Used with bluetooth headset 2.0 - quite intuitive and picks
up the signal instantly.
- Scroll wheel is a huge plus - you will use this more than any
- Lack of internal memory - less than 32MB after the pre-installed
programs are loaded.
- No included carrying case (the 8125 case fits this phone).
- A bit on the heavy side and is a little thick.
- The camera is good only for still photos and outdoors - image
quality suffers in moving targets and/or poor lighting.
- Some reported problems with LCD screen cracking after short
period of use.
- Excellant integration with my MS Exchange server for instant
automatic email receiving.
- Voice dialing - truly amazing.
- Good quality microphone for recording notes or voice memo's
when sending e-mails.
- Uses Windows Mobile 5 and Express Mail - not as easy to use
as Palm OS
- Supports TomTom Navigator 5 GPS software for personal navigation
Ths smartphone is faster, stronger, and smarter! than previous
models, and has a few advantages over the other smartphones in its
- Treo 680 - (slower processor, no 3G service, poor quality camera)
- Blackjack - slower processor, battery life not as good, keyboard
is harder to use
- Motorola Q - terrible battery life, slow processor, but it is
larger and more expensive.
- 4.4 x 2.3 x 0.9 inches
- Device Weight - 6.2 ounces
- Tri-band UMTS/HSDPA; quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE f
- Windows Mobile 5.0 with Messaging & Security Feature Pack
- 128MB ROM / 64MB RAM; ~51MB user available memory
- Includes: Stereo Headset, AC Power Adapter, USB Sync Cable,
Stylus, Companion CD and Getting Started Guide
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