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Treo 700w / 8125 / iPAQ hw6515

by rcallend / April 11, 2006 1:52 AM PDT

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?

Any comments.

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Cingular 8125 for how much?
by dm426jazz / April 13, 2006 7:52 PM PDT

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.

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Cingular Rep
by GadgetGur / April 24, 2006 12:51 PM PDT

Hey, I work for Cingular B2B Inside Sales. I can get the 8125 for business accounts any where in the US for $264.99. A business account consists of 3 or more lines. Email me at richard.webster@cingular-b2b.com for more details.

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8125 Price
by GadgetGur / April 24, 2006 12:54 PM PDT

How are you getting the 8125 for $99? What company to you work for?

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