CINGULAR DEBUTS CINGULAR 2125 SMARTPHONE.The new Cingular 2125 Smartphone has been introduced in Cingular Wireless retail stores in most markets across the U.S. The Cingular 2125 is the first Smartphone-class handset in the U.S. to feature the new Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system.
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HTC High-Throughput Computing , the respected Taiwanese wireless device manufacturer, the Cingular 2125 gives customers the best in connectivity, productivity, and mobility with Windows Mobile 5.0, Bluetooth support, quad-band international roaming and support for EDGE, the largest national high-speed wireless data network in the U.S. Cingular's nationwide EDGE network is available in 13,000 cities and towns and along nearly 40,000 miles of major highways.
"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. "It comes with the latest innovations to the Windows Mobile operating environment built in. This sets the stage for Cingular to bring to market later this year a new and eagerly anticipated addition to its industry-leading e-mail portfolio, the Microsoft Messaging and Security Feature Pack featuring direct push e-mail technology."
With the Cingular 2125 Smartphone mobile professionals can easily integrate with leading corporate and personal email applications integrated on the phone such as Microsoft Office Outlook Mobile and Microsoft Exchange Server Microsoft Exchange Server is a messaging and collaborative software product developed by Microsoft. It is part of the Microsoft Servers line of server products and is widely used by enterprises using Microsoft infrastructure solutions. , GoodLink from Good Technology, Cingular Xpress Mail and MSN (1) (MicroSoft Network) A family of Internet-based services from Microsoft, which includes a search engine, e-mail (Hotmail), instant messaging (Windows Live Messaging) and a general-purpose portal with news, information and shopping (MSN Directory). Hotmail. In addition to e-mail the Cingular 2125 features popular wireless messaging applications including MSN Messenger and Cingular's multimedia messaging service See MMS. (MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) An enhanced transmission service that enables graphics, video clips and sound files to be transmitted via cellphones. Developed as part of the 3GPP project, MMS phones are generally backward compatible with SMS and EMS. ).
Expanded Office Mobile Functionality
Powered by Microsoft's newest mobile operating system, Windows Mobile 5.0, the Cingular 2125 Smartphone will be upgradeable for the Messaging and Security Feature Pack featuring direct push e-mail technology when launched by Cingular in the first half of 2006. Cingular 2125 users will also benefit from Windows Mobile persistent memory storage as it retains information even when the device's battery is depleted.
The Cingular 2125 also provides a rich multimedia experience to enjoy music and video featuring an integrated multimedia suite with Windows Media Player Digital jukebox software for Windows from Microsoft that plays a variety of audio, video and streaming formats including MP3, WMA, CD audio and MIDI. Starting with Version 6.2 in 1999, the Windows Media Rights Manager was added for securing copyrighted content. 10 Mobile, stereo headset jack, and 1.3 megapixel camera. The device supports multiple audio for mats including MP3, AMR (1) (Adaptive Multi-Rate) A variable rate speech codec selected by the 3GPP for the 3G evolution of the GSM cellphone system (WCDMA). Using the Algebraic CELP (ACELP) compression technology, AMR provides toll quality sound at transmission rates from 4.75 to 12. , AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) An audio compression technology that is part of the MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 standards. AAC, especially MPEG-4 AAC, provides greater compression and better sound quality than MP3, which also came out of the MPEG standard. , WAV and WMA (Windows Media Audio) An audio compression method from Microsoft. Known originally as MSAudio, this proprietary format competes with the MP3 and AAC methods. WMA encodes rapidly and is known to be especially effective at low bit rates. , as well as MPEG-4 video streaming. A mini-SD expansion card slot allows the user to add memory for storing music, games, photos and video.
"The Cingular-branded 2125 Smartphone is an example of how Windows Mobile 5.0 can create a flexible, powerful phone that helps mobile information workers access their most essential business data in a compact form factor," said Suzan DelBene, corporate vice president of marketing for the Mobile and Embedded Devices Division at Microsoft Corp. "Windows Mobile enables our industry partners to customize devices according to their customers' needs while including productivity features such as access to e-mail, contacts, calendar and other critical business information for mobile workers on the go."
Wide-Reaching Global Experience
The Cingular 2125 Smartphone is a GSM quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) "world phone" that leverages Cingular's roaming agreements with carriers in more than 165 countries for voice and 95 countries for data to provide users with a wide-ranging inter national communications capability.
The Cingular 2125 boasts a sleek design -- 4.32 inches (L) x 1.84 inches (W) x 3/4 inch (T) -- and is lightweight at 3.71 ounces, including battery pack. On board the Cingular 2125 is powered by a TI OMAP OMAP Office of Medical Assistance Programs (Oregon Department of Human Services)
OMAP Open Multimedia Applications Platform (Texas Instruments semiconductor operating system) 850 200 MHz Processor, with 64MB SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM) A type of dynamic RAM (DRAM) memory chip that has been widely used since the late 1990s. SDRAM chips eliminated wait states by dividing the chip into two cell blocks and interleaving data between them. / 64MB Flash ROM. The device features a 2.2" QVGA (Quarter VGA) A screen resolution of 320x240 pixels, which is used on handheld devices. Although 320x240 seems half the 640x480 VGA resolution, the "quarter" comes from the total number of pixels, which is one fourth the number (320 times 240=76800; 640 times 480=307200). 64K Color TFT Screen and comes with Windows Media Player 10 Mobile, stereo headset jack, 1.3 Megapixel Camera with Camcorder, Bluetooth 1.2, Infrared and Mini-USB connectivity. A 1150mAh Lithium-ion battery provides up to four hours talk and up to six days standby time.
Pricing and Availability
The new EDGE-enabled Cingular 2125 Smartphone is available in most Cingular Wireless retail stores, via http://www.cingular.com/, and through Cingular's B2B sales organization and authorized Cingular dealers. The Cingular 2125 can be purchased for as low as $199 with a two-year contract and qualified voice plan. The Cingular MEdia Net monthly unlimited data plan for the Cingular 2125 is $19.99.
Cingular Wireless can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.cingular.com/smartphone .
For more information, call 908/696-4536.