Fresh name, fresh features: Cingular 8525 gets an upgrade

Cingular/AT&T releases a rebranded Cingular 8525 with added push-to-talk capabilities and new multimedia content.

AT&T 8525
The rebranded AT&T 8525 Cingular/AT&T

Today, AT&T/Cingular announced a rebranded and upgraded version of the Cingular 8525 called ... wait for it ... the AT&T 8525. Aside from the new name, the 8525 brings push-to-talk capabilities and support for the carrier's Mobile Music and Cellular Video streaming service (aka Cingular Music and Cingular Video). This is, of course, in addition to the 8525's already powerful feature set of push e-mail, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, HSDPA support, and a 2-megapixel camera. The AT&T 8525 will be available starting May 14 for $399.99.

And hey, Cingular 8525 owners, don't get all worked up now. You can also spruce up your current device by downloading the software update from HTC's site. Cingular/AT&T says there are plans to release a Windows Mobile 6 upgrade for the smart phone later this year, but no specific date was announced today.

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