How are you getting that phone for so cheap?
I haven't seen it for less than $299 (discluding any rebates).
I would love to know.
Also, from what I know, there are comparable advantages for the 8125. The resolution seems better than the Treo. Yet, I haven't read anywhere that the Treo has sound issues.
The advantage of the 8125 is it is a world phone and it can tap into wi-fi. Not true for the Treo. The guys at Verizon claim that no pda phone is a world phone. Not true. Cingular carries this type of device because their network offers this type of support. Verizon doesn't.
Do you need wi-fi? I don't know. It seems like access is actually dictated by the hot-spots of your chosen carrier.
One annoying thing I have found is that Cingular will only do this with a 2 yr contract and they don't have any insurance for their high-end phones.
Also worth comparing is the T-mobile MDA - very similar to the Cingular phone. My gut tells me all these Windows 5 mobile based devices are too recently released. It seems like the jury will be out for a while on the overall performance of these.
Hope this helps.
I have a choice to make. My company is making me change cell phone carriers. I have a choice between Verizon or Cingular. I need a smartphone for emails and phone service. If I go with Verzion my only choice is the Treo 700w for $359. If I go with Cingular my choice is Cingular 8125 for $99 or the HP iPAQ hw6515 for $140. My preference is Verizon service and the Treo for the size and cool factor, but is it worth the extra cost?