If you've been eyeing Cingular's new 2125 but weren't quite sure how the Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone would hold up with regular use, PC Magazine has a review up of the phone that should give you a good idea of what's what. The good news is that the phone is easy on the eyes; not only is it nicely shaped -- even with that odd hump up top -- but it has a great QVGA screen. The bad news is that WiFi connectivity, which did make it into T-Mobile's SDA phone, isn't present in the 2125. PC Mag was also disappointed by the lack of 3G connectivity, but the phone's EDGE connectivity worked fairly well for them in tests. The phone can get a impressive 14 hours of talk time, with around 9 hours of PDA use, and the Bluetooth and signal strength worked great, though the speakerphone was pretty muddy during calls. Windows Mobile 5.0 does its job fine, and PC Mag found this phone to best its predecessor the Audiovox SMT 5600, but fall short of T-Mobile's SDA due to the glaring omission of WiFi.

[Thanks, Dave]

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Cingular's 2125 Windows Mobile Smartphone reviewed