Summary: Conclusion Many people believe that Windows Mobile Phones are for business professionals and for business purposes only. This is a big misconception because I think windows phones are aimed at both the teen and business professionals. Blackberries on the other hand are mostly for Business professionals because they lack all the entertainment features that young people are looking for.
Conclusion: We've come a long way in a year: not only do we have healthy a selection of juicy PPC phones on sale by all US carriers, but Cingular now offers a phone that's leaps and bounds better than the Siemens SX66. The Cingular 8125 is compact, stable and runs the latest Windows Mobile OS. This phone is attractive, well-made and somehow manages to shoehorn every imaginable feature into a small package. We love the bright, colorful display, roomy keyboard and good voice quality.
Pros: Compact, attractive and well built. Great display and decent camera. EDGE, WiFi and Bluetooth will keep you connected. Very good voice quality and the phone supports voice dialing over Bluetooth using the included software. Good reception and battery life. Stable and responsive by Windows Mobile 5 standards. Very attractive pricing for a Pocket PC phone. Comes with a Java VM.
Cons: Cingular's MEdia Net connection settings (proxy) can cause problems using Internet Explorer over WiFi which means you have to twiddle with connection settings. Not the right device for speed demons and those who want to play videos encoded at high bitrates (or larger than QVGA resolution) or run game emulators. Make sure you don't have more than 5 running programs or the phone will slow down (get a task manager to make exiting apps easier). Not a one-handed device (un...