This was one of the most silent phone launches we have done this year - not a lot of online excitement or pre-sales interest on this phone, but it is surely a very significant one: The Cingular 8525 is a rock solid, high speed (HSDPA provides about 800Kbps cellular data communication) and fast (400Mhz) unit with all the bells and whistles you expect, in a package slightly sleeker than the 8125.

Cingular 8525

This is what PC Magazine had to say about it:

“If you're a Cingular subscriber who wants to get work done, and you live in one of Cingular's high-speed cities, nothing compares to the Cingular 8525. It's a must-buy. Yes, Nokia's E62 and Blackberry's 8700g both provide good alternatives for a more e-mail-focused, one-handed experience. And the Palm Treo 700p on Sprint and Verizon is a terrific all-around phone. But none of them provide the combination of processor speed, global roaming and multiple high-speed networks you'll get on this little powerhouse. That makes it worthy of our Editors' Choice.”

 

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