around through the wire. The AT&T 8925, as you may
already know, was bandying around as the HTC Tilt for some time. This is
because, unlike the 8125 and 8525 (Wizard and Hermes) which preceded it,
the display on the 8925 actually tilts upwards after you slide out the
QWERTY keyboard. This provides for a more ergonomic form factor and a
feel more akin to a mini laptop.
That’s right! AT&T has finally released the
HTC Tilt. As a successor to the 8525, this smartphone comes jam
packed with Windows Mobile 6 operating system, Mobile Office, 2.8-inch
screen, GPS with TeleNav functionality, Push to Talk, standard IM
program, slide-out and fold-up keyboard, glorious HTC-style QWERTY keys,
Wi-Fi, 3MP camera, Push Email, and 3G HSDPA. You can get this gadget for
$149.00 with two-year contract starting Friday October 5
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Cingular Wireless LLC's new 8525 smart phone is a slick
device that packs a lot of features into a small package. Most notably, it
uses the newest generation of data input for small devices that not only
makes entering information simpler but also helps make the entire device
easier to use.
The first wave of data input was handwriting-like shorthand, which was
made popular by early Palm Pilots. The second wave was thumb-typing
keyboards embedded into the front of the device, first popularized by the
Cingular's 8525 more satisfying approach is a small keyboard that
slides out the side of the device. As the 8525 proves, this approach
offers a relatively large keyboard -- for a smart phone -- without
sacrificing screen size or creating a bulky device.
The slide-out keyboard allows Cingular to use a 2.8-in.,
320-by-240-pixel display in roughly the same size as similar devices. My
Treo 700w, for example, is about the same overall size but has only a
240-by-240 display. Like other devices with slide-out keyboards, the
screen operates in portrait mode with the keyboard stowed and switches
automatically to landscape when you slide the keyboard out. The wider
landscape display on the 8525 comes in handy when browsing the Web and
gives the screen more height when the keyboard is retracted.
In addition, Cingular did a good job with other aspects of the 8525's
interface. For instance, almost all of the buttons on the face of the
phone are duplicated on the keyboard, except the buttons for starting and
ending calls. The device also has a jog-wheel on the side and some
assignable buttons. The reset is mercifully located on the bottom of the
phone, so there's no need to pop back covers, as is the case with the Palm
Treo. There's also a button on the side reserved for Cingular's upcoming
push-to-talk service. Notably missing, however, is a volume control or
audio silence button; you must find and use the volume control menu to
change or turn off the speaker.
Communications Swiss Army knife
Beyond its interface, the 8525 is, without question, a very solid
Windows Mobile smart phone. Besides running a whole host of applications
developed for that operating system, it's a Swiss Army knife of
communications, with support for Wi-Fi (both 802.11a and g), Bluetooth and
Cingular's 3G network. It can serve as a 3G modem for laptops using either
a cable or Bluetooth.
Setting up the Wi-Fi connection was painless, even with WPA security
enabled. The biggest benefit to Wi-Fi on a smart phone is that it allows
connections when 3G coverage is poor, which typically is the case once you
get out of major cities. It also means that when you have Wi-Fi access,
you can use a voice-over-IP service like Skype to make calls instead of
spending your talk time minutes.
On the downside, I was a bit peeved with Cingular's Xpress
Mail for desktop mail syncing. I've become addicted to Verizon
Communications Inc.'s Wireless Sync, which keeps my mail, contacts and
calendar in sync automatically, even though I don't have an Exchange
server. However, Cingular's software can only perform those tasks if you
run some server-based corporate software such as Microsoft Exchange or
Lotus Notes. You can read your mail without such a system, but that's
about it. To sync contacts, you must perform a standard sync with your
Powerful and media-ready
With a 400-MHz processor, the Cingular 8525 has plenty of horsepower.
There's also 64MB of RAM, with 51MB available to the user. On a fresh
start-up with nothing running, I saw nearly 31MB of memory free. Depending
on applications, this is a big advantage over my Treo 700w, which can have
as little as 16MB free after start-up.
As a Windows Mobile device, it includes Windows Media Player 10 for
audio and video playback. To store your tunes, you'd use the Mini-SD slot
on the side.
The Cingular 8525 also sports a 2-megapixel camera. The user interface
for the camera is quite nice, overlaying information about camera settings
over the displayed image like a real digital camera would. Like most
camera phones, what it badly lacks is a credible flash. The 8525
substitutes a lame LED (one of several new phones to do this), which makes
no real difference to the picture beyond about a foot.
The device comes with a number of add-on services preinstalled. For
example, you can subscribe to MobiTV, which lets you watch channels such
as CNN and Lifetime on your phone. This isn't an exclusive for Cingular,
but Cingular does let you pay for it on your cell phone bill rather than
as a separate subscription. You can also install TeleNav, a TomTom-like
navigation program. However, since there's no user-accessible Global
Positioning System function on the phone, you'll need a separate Bluetooth
GPS to make use of it.
Overall, the Cingular 8525 is fast, memory-efficient and well-designed
smart phone made particularly attractive by an intelligent keyboard design
and relatively large display. It's an excellent choice for corporate road
warriors and geeks on the run.
2-In-1 Features: synchronize and charge
smartphone with any USB-enabled Notebook/PC. The USB docking cradle
holds your smartphone at a comfortable reading angle and provides
convenient access on your desk. Portable Design - Convenient for
travelers and business users. Bonus - Charge your smartphone on the
cradle with AC adapter when PC/notebook not available. Include: USB
data cable, AC adapter & stylus Only fits phone with
standard/original size battery only.,
I cannot remember how I survived without wireless
networking. I have one in my home and frequently access public
hotspots in my community to dash off a quick e-mail or instant
message. I have even used airport and hotel hotspots to remotely
manage projects while on vacation or on business trips. Now that I
can connect to the Web anywhere, I'm more efficient than ever
Unfortunately, finding a Wi-Fi hotspot is
sometimes easier than connecting to it. The networking software
built into Wi-Fi equipped Windows Mobile devices is sometimes tough
to use, and networks with encryption and other security measures can
make it difficult to get online. The software applications discussed
in this article can help you find and connect to wireless networks.
In addition, they add some incredible additional features to your
Wi-Fi equipped device.
Locate hotspots quickly
The first step in wireless networking is finding a
hotspot. Wi-Fi is nothing more than a short range, two-way radio
that handles data rather than voice communications. Wi-Fi equipped
Windows Mobile devices come with software that lets you control the
Wi-Fi radio built into the device. You can use the radio/software
combination to "sniff out" the signals coming from a Wi-Fi hotspot,
determine their strength, and establish a connection between the
hotspot and your device.
As mentioned, the built-in networking software
(a.k.a., "Wi-Fi manager") is sometimes difficult to use.
Fortunately, there are third-party solutions available, and one of
the best is Socket Wi-Fi Companion (http://www.socketcom.com/).
This program quickly scans the area for available wireless networks
and shows you each one with their signal strength (Fig. 1) as well
as any encryption measures the hotspot may employ.
Fig. 1: The Socket Wi-Fi Companion gives you
one-tap access to wireless networks in your immediate area.
To connect to a network, simply tap on a hotspot
name in the list and tap on "Get Connected." Wi-Fi Companion will
take care of all the settings and automatically download a security
certificate if the wireless network requires one.
Once you're connected, Wi-Fi Companion offers a
new set of helpful utilities. The screen includes a pop-up menu for
single tap access to surf the Web or check e-mail, as well as for
launching Socket's Wi-Fi utility applications (Ping and Trace
A special Power Save feature allows you to specify
whether you'd like to have the best battery savings, best network
performance or a balance between the two. This dialog will change
how the Wi-Fi Companion controls the power to the wireless radio to
help you conserve battery power or maintain a stable wireless
connection. You can also select an "automatic management" feature,
which automatically adjusts the power up for better reception, when
you're device is connected to a AC power adapter and down to
conserve battery power, when you're not.
The Wi-Fi Companion software ships with two
utility applications, Wi-Fi Ping and Wi-Fi TraceRoute. These
applications can help you troubleshoot network problems by checking
the range of your network and will check each "hop" your wireless
connection makes to find where delays in communications are
Wi-Fi Companion is available from Socket
Communications for $24.99 and a 3-day trial version is available on
their Web site (http://www.socketcom.com/). The
Wi-Fi Companion requires ActiveSync 4.0 to install the application
on to a Pocket PC.
Map your local hotspots
When wireless networks first began appearing, a
hobby called "wardriving" was born. Users would drive around their
neighborhoods with GPS-equipped laptops and map all of the wireless
networks in the area. This information could be uploaded to a Web
site to share with other users. NeoHunt simplifies
wardriving with your Pocket PC. As you move around, the software
displays all of the available wireless networks (Fig 2) on-screen.
If your Pocket PC is equipped with a GPS receiver, the software
integrates with it to map the coordinates of the Wi-Fi networks you
Fig. 2: NeoHunt scans the area for wireless
networks and stores the GPS coordinates of each hotspot.
Data can be imported into Pocket Streets to
display where you located hotspots on a street map or imported into
Microsoft's Terraserver. The developer has no immediate plans to
support the WM5 feature that allows shared use of the GPS data. This
means you cannot run another application that accesses the GPS
receiver, (for example, a navigation program that provides driving
directions) while you map hotspots using neoHunt. In addition, I had
difficulty getting the software to work with some Bluetooth GPS
accessories. So make sure you install and experiment with the trial
version of the application to make sure it works with your equipment
before you purchase it.
More information and a link to a trial download
are available on the developer's German language Web site (http://www.playseven.com/) or
on the special English language site he's created for his .NET
applications (http://www.dotnetux.net/). You
can also purchase the software directly from Handango.com for
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8125 Specs Here are some of the main features of the
Cingular 8125. Please add more fun features that you've used on the
Operating System Microsoft Windows Mobile™ 5.0 software for
Applications Microsoft&#reg Office
Outlook&#reg Mobile, Word Mobile, Excel&#reg Mobile,
PowerPoint&#reg Mobile, PDF viewer, Internet Explorer Mobile, MSN
Messenger&#reg, ClearVue, Windows Media&#reg Player Mobile
Processor TI OMAP 850, 200 MHz
128MB Flash ROM and 64 MB SDRAM
Display 2.8" QVGA TFT LCD,
Network Quad-band world phone (850/900/1800/1900
MHz), GSM, GPRS, EDGE class 10
Wi-Fi Built-in Wi-Fi with compliant
IEEE, 802.11b, WPA authentication (WEP,PSK,EAP-TLS, PEAP) and 802.11i
E-mail Support for Cingular Xpress Mail, GoodLink, ActiveSync,
POP3/IMAP4 e-mail client
Battery Rechargeable Li-ion 1250 mAh
Speakerphone Built-in speakerphone
(8125 model) 1.3 mega-pixel color camera with fixed lens and camcorder
Interface Bluetooth wireless technology (version 1.2), IrDA, standard
5-pin mini USB port
Expansion Mini SD memory card slot
Antenna Internal antenna with external antenna connector
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Simple Task Manager. Close button that really closes. Details Real Close
Button: The Smart Minimize Button will be smarter. Task Manager: You can
handle the currently running applications more easily. Accessories: You
can reset the device or rotate the screen with simple actions. Multiple
Gestures: Not only Tap, Tap and Hold but also Horizontal Drag, Vertical
Drag and Diagonal Drag are supported.
Have you ever wondered whether your Pocket PC was
connected to your wireless network? It was that simple question that led
us to develop IP Dashboard, the most intuitive network monitoring tool
available for Pocket PC devices. With features for both the casual and
professional user, IP Dashboard will never leave you wondering about your
wireless connection again. Version 1.9 introduces full support for Windows
Mobile 5.0, including VGA displays, landscape mode and square screen
Key features include:
Monitor WiFi or Ethernet connection status
on Today Screen Network activity icon shows inbound and outbound
traffic View and Edit current network settings, including IP address
and DHCP configuration Configurable meter to track bandwidth usage
Graphical display of current data rate and historical network usage
Release/Renew IP addresses obtained through DHCP Ping function to
test connectivity to other computers Network profiles make it easy to
save and restore network settings More
BT620s Won't work for Music on 8125
Jabra BT620s Support Welcome to the Jabra BT620s technical
support area, where we offer answers to your frequently asked questions
and technical product information.
Your Jabra BT620s lets you
connect to one or two devices for phone and music features.
features Music features • Answer calls • End calls • Reject
calls* • Voice dialing* • Last number redialing* • Call
waiting* &149 Put call on hold* * Phone dependent
music • Pause music • Stop music • Pause music and answer
call* • Fast Forward* • Rewind* • Jump to next track • Jump to
previous track * Device dependent
FAQ's on 8125
Can you use Skype with it?
We were able to get Skype up and
running with absolutely no problems, but we weren’t able to use a regular
headset because the Universal has a 3.5mm headphone jack.
have a Widcomm Bluetooth stack or a Microsoft Bluetooth
Widcomm. UPDATE: Or at least our pre-production unit did.
Apparently the i-mate JASJAR and T-Mobile MDA Pro have the Microsoft
Will this be available from any US carriers?
carriers are planning to offer the Universal, at least not as far as we
How is data on the phone?
We weren’t able to’s GPRS
worked just fine. No EDGE, sadly.
we have is tri-band (900/1800/1900), however other versions could go quad
just like AT&T/Cingular did with the HTC Typhoon (quad-band was only
available on the U.S. version of that phone).
Can the camera shoot
The camera can be used to shoot video. You have the option
of shooting either MPEG-4 or Motion JPEG with a resolution up to 320 x
Does it come with a cradle?
No cradle, but supposedly
one might be available eventually.
solid is the swivel neck?
Seems pretty solid, but you probably
wouldn’t want to find out the hard way how easy it is to
Does the joypad change along with the landscape/portrait
Yup. It’ all automatic
Milliamps of the
battery? Is it swappable?
1620 mA. And the battery is
Comparison shots with the Treo 650?
We’ll have a gallery of hands-on shots up later today.
Does it have
Nope, just Bluetooth 1.2.
Is the keyboard
Yeah, it has very slick, almost sinister, red LED
The Blue Angel’s WiFi signal sucked! Has the problem
been fixed with the Universal?
WiFi is way, way better on the
Universal, both in terms of signal strength and in terms of ease of use.
We were able to easily get online with the Universal here at Engadget HQ,
the phone auto-detected our wireless network and then prompted us to enter
our passkey and that was it, we were good to go. Switching between WiFi
and GPRS was a little tricky, but after a few minutes we were able to
figure it out.
Ability to use WiFi and WAN at the same
Not as far as we can tell, though it’s possible that we
haven’t figured it out yet.
Is it useable as a phone?
definitely useable as a phone, but it’s not great and if you’re planning
on making a lot of calls you’ll probably want to use a Bluetooth headset.
To be honest, if you’re someone who is going to be using this thing more
as a phone than as a PDA, you probably won’t be happy.
How is the
screen for watching films?
The screen is great for watching films,
really crisp and clear. We tried watching videos with both Windows Media
Player and TCPMP, both worked fine, though we got plenty of stuttering
when we tried to play back a full 640 x 480 res video with
Is the keyboard easy to use?
The keyboard is very
easy to use, but it definitely requires the use both hands. The keys were
also surprisingly tactile, we’ve played with earlier versions of the
Universal where the keys weren’t so hot.
USB or mini
Can you easily make calls without opening it
You can answer calls without opening it up — it has two buttons
for taking and ending calls on the side – but unless you use a Bluetooth
headset and voice recognition, it doesn’t look like there is any way to
make calls without opening it up.
Windows Mobile versions of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, and you can
install a PDF reader on there.
Phone call sound
Call quality was about average for a
How are the stereo speakers?
Very small and very
tinny – which is about what you’d expect for tiny little speakers. It’s
possible to listen to music or watch a video, but you’ll probably want to
use headphones if you can. Still, if you’re hanging out with friends and
want to play them a song or show them a video it’ll get the job
Will there be a version without a camera?
planned, but it is possible that a carrier could ask for a version without
Can you use it with VNC?
Wasn’t able to get Pocket
VNC working, not sure if it’s an incompatibility with WM5.0 or something
else, but we were able to get Remote Desktop working ok.
answer calls when it’s closed? Is there a small external
You can answer calls while it’s closed, there are two
buttons for answering and ending calls on the outside. There isn’t another
screen besides the main one.
Is that an SDIO slot?
Bluetooth profiles are included? Does it support A2DP?
the Hands-Free and Headset profiles, but not A2DP. Our contact at MSFT
says that A2DP support is coming.
Can you attach a hard drive to it
via WM5.0’s USB on the Go support?
Streaming video over
WiFi? Can you multitask while doing it?
We were able to stream
video over WiFi and successfully multitask while doing it. Multitasking in
general felt very good. The phone is surprisingly snappy, we didn’t see
much lag at all jumping between apps, well, except when we had a whole
bunch of different programs open at on
Microsoft Windows mobile 5.0 Site and
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Windows Mobile powered devices help you access the business information
you need even when you are away from your desk. With over 40 form factors,
the Windows Mobile platform ensures that there’s a device type uniquely
suited for your organization, your team, and your role. In addition to
Microsoft Outlook Mobile and familiar Microsoft Office Mobile software,
innovations in Windows Mobile 5.0 include applications such as Voice over
IP, persistent storage, on-device password enforcement, and remote wipe.
The Windows Mobile platform is an open platform that supports needs
beyond mobile messaging. It’s based on Microsoft .NET, giving developers
freedom to innovate. Over 18,000 Windows Mobile applications are available
from third-party developers.
The Windows Mobile platform also
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technologies, and cost.
The following are the top six reasons that
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Description: This is the latest version of WiFiFoFum -
the best WiFi scanner and war driving software for Pocket PC 2003 and
Windows Mobile 5 Pocket PC and Smartphone editions.
makes use of the latest features of .NET CF to give you the highest
performance for war driving. With this version you can be confident your
GPS logged coordinates for the networks you find are highly accurate, and
can rely on a smooth user interface experience.
There is a PC msi
installer which will install WiFiFoFum and the Compact Framework 2.0 into
your ActiveSync so you can install and uninstall from your device as you
please. Alternatively you can use the CAB version of WiFiFoFum which you
can install directly on your device, however you will need to make sure
you also have CF 2.0 installed aswell.
showing information such was WEP, SSID, MAC, signal strength(RSSI),
latitude, longitude and location precision (HDOP)
conveys distance to access points
Save, load and merge XML files
Export to text, Wi-scan, Tom Tom POI, MemoryMap and Netstumbler
Choose between Pocket PC 2003 toolbar or WM5 soft
button look and feel
Aggressive scanning mode to find even more
New network found pop up blocker
all wired and bluetooth GPS devices that use the NMEA protocol
Compatible with every WiFi card and Pocket PC device available
(C-Guys SD card users need to use the NDIS compatible driver)
filters for WEP and ad hoc networks
Orneta Biorhythm provides a simple and easy way to track
your daily emotional, intellectual and physical states from a Windows
Mobile based device. Everything that happens in nature is cyclic.
Biorhythm Theory states that each person is influenced by three biological
cycles, physical, emotional and intellectual, which begin at birth and
continue throughout our lives. To compute a person's biorhythm for a given
day, all you need is their date of birth plus the correct mathematical
We are influenced by the changing of the seasons,
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these factors, which are known as biorhythms. With Orneta Biorhythm you
can now draw biorhythms in your MS Smartphone! Features
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only the reading you want, one two or all three Find out upcoming
critical, zero, minimum and maximum cycles Compare your biorhythm to
that of another individual
Best Backup Tools on MiniSD Self Contain
Backup is an application for creating reserve copies of data on your
Pocket PC. It creates self-extracting compressed executables, thus making
backup and restore processes very simple and intuitive. Backup scheduling
Best Time Calendar and Global Time for PocketPC
World Clock On the
world clock screen you may see local time in four cities in one glance. In
full screen mode you can see the world map with a higher zoom ratio and
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Local time in four cities
Full screen mode
Tap to select city
Cities on the map
have the latest Version
Cingular 8125 Software
read the following important notes before starting the
Before you proceed, please confirm that this software
upgrade is a newer version than is on your device. If it is the same
version and your device is operating normally, there is no reason to
upgrade. To check the software version on your PocketPC, go to Start,
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PREVIEW: Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 AKU 2
Bluetooth A2DP Profile osted by Arne Hess - at Thursday, 01.12.05 -
23:55:27 CET under 07 -
Reviews - Viewed 43205x Last week I
wrote the first time about the next coming Windows Mobile 5.0 AKU 2 and it's new
Bluetooth features and the announced support for the Bluetooth A2DP
Profile and today I had the chance to test it the first time! What
means A2DP for you? Basically it provides you Bluetooth stereo support for
headsets which means you can listen
your favorite music without any disturbing wires. That's cool and handy
and in the future - I'm sure - we will see more and more car stereo devices which supports it
as an input method as well which means as soon as you enter your car, your
device will connects with your car stereo and you can continue listening
your music on your car stereo!
So the question is how Microsoft has implemented A2DP in Windows
Mobile 5.0 AKU 2. So far, the A2DP profile wasn't available on Windows Mobile devices except the
Samsung SGH-i300 where Samsung added it on their own, with the help of a
third party developer. But now, with AKU 2, A2DP will becomes a native
feature of Windows Mobile 5.0 which means you can connect it with
basically any A2DP-compliant device!
The Bluetooth connection wizard hasn't changed on the first
sight and provides you an overview about all available Bluetooth devices
Advanced Audio Distribution Profile
profile (mode) for streaming audio, such as from a music phone to
Compared to profiles such as Headset and Handsfree,
A2DP supports stereo, and is one-way instead of
ActiveSync Beta 4.2 Syncronized to Outlook
ActiveSync works only with Windows
XP or earlier. If you have Windows Vista, your synchronization settings
will be managed through the Windows Mobile Device Center. Windows Mobile
Device Center for Windows Vista will be available soon through Windows
Update and this Web site.
Microsoft ActiveSync 4.2 is the
latest synchronization software for Windows Mobile-based
ActiveSync 4.2 is the latest sync software release for
Windows Mobile powered devices. Microsoft ActiveSync provides a great
synchronization experience with Windows-based PCs and Microsoft Outlook
right out of the box. ActiveSync acts as the gateway between your
Windows-based PC and Windows Mobile-based device, enabling the transfer of
Outlook information, Office documents, pictures, music, videos and
applications to and from your device. In addition to synchronizing with a
desktop PC, ActiveSync can synchronize directly with Microsoft Exchange
Server 2003 so that you can keep your e-mail, calendar data, tasks and
contact information updated wirelessly when you’re away from your
Changes in ActiveSync 4.2 help resolve connectivity related
issues with Microsoft Outlook, proxies, partnerships, and
Microsoft Outlook Improvements: Resolves issues
relating to error code 85010014 Proxy/DTPT interaction Improvements:
Improved auto configuration of device Connection Manager settings when
desktop has no proxy path to the internet. Improved Desktop Pass Thru
behavior with ISA proxy failures Partnership improvements: Better
resolution of multiple devices with the same name syncing with the same
desktop Connectivity Improvements: Better handling of VPN clients
(resolve unbinding of protocols from our RNDIS adapter). New auto
detection of connectivity failure with user diagnostic alerts
ActiveSync 4.2 supports PC sync via USB cable, Bluetooth, or
Con's on 8125
Cons: -Device actually has 64mb of memory built in, websites
comfirm 128mb. -Too be a very expensive phone the quality of the photos
is very grainy -No Ringer profiles for certain callers -Speaker
phone could be a bit louder -the flash could be brighter -ringer
volume could be louder too
Pros: -I love the faq that i could
use a complete song as an mp3, but what service allows your phone to ring
that long anyway -I love being able to switch themes, but i wish that
they would either provide more or allow you to create your own -great
voice quality -bright screen, customizable
-WM5 -wifi (awesome i use it at starbucks all the
time since its faster than edge) -sliding keyboard -large
screen -battery life is mediocre ( i charge it every night but i use
the heck out of the phone everyday) -expandable mem card -the list
goes on and on
-camera not of 1.3meg pix quality(nokia
6682 and sony s710 camera blows away 8125s) -RF( reception is ok but i
did come from using a nokia who is the KING of RF) -little thick
-earpiece (very loud even on the lowest setting..i guess this can be a
pro in some case) -speakerphone(again just ok..nokia speakerphone is
ALOT better) -no profiles(meeting, silent, pager, etc)
Cingular 8125 Specifications
HTC Wizard / 8125 /
8100 / MDA (USA) / K-JAM
This device combines a Windows Mobile 5 PDA with a quad-band GSM phone.
Key features include a slide-out text keyboard, 802.11g Wi-Fi, EDGE,
Bluetooth, speakerphone, and a miniSD memory card slot. Carrier-dependent
features include a 1.3 megapixel camera, Java, and voice dialing.
Specifications Compare side-by-side vs... Modes GSM
850 / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 Weight 5.64 oz (160 g)
Dimensions 4.25" x 2.28" x 0.93" (108 x 58 x 24 mm) Form Factor
Slide Internal Antenna Battery Life Talk: 5.00 hours (300
minutes) Standby: 200 hours (8.3 days) Battery Type
LiPolymer 1250 mAh / removable Display Type: LCD (Color
TFT/TFD) Colors: 65,536 (16-bit) Size: 240 x 320 pixels Platform
/ OS Windows Mobile for Pocket PCs version 5.0 / 200 MHz OMAP 850
processor Memory 128 MB (built-in, flash shared memory) Phone Book
Capacity shared memory FCC ID NM8WZ (Approved Jul 26, 2005)
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Alex's Backup Battery
PDA with a dead battery is like … well, it’s like any other
battery-powered device with a dead battery. Dark and sad and not terribly
useful. No doubt that’s why our Cingular 8125 Battery Extender is a
popular choice for people who need 100% certainty that their PDA can be
charged – even when they don’t have their charger or they’re miles and
miles from the nearest electrical outlet.
The Cingular 8125 Battery
Extender is an ingenious device powered by 4AA batteries. Its proprietary
technology draws a charge from the AA batteries and transfers it to your
PDA, thus providing it with the electric power that is its required
sustenance. Even if your PDA is 100% drained – stone cold PDA d-e-a-d –
the Cingular 8125 Battery Extender can bring it back to life not once, not
twice, but, in fact, 2.5 times. That’s right: You get two-and-a-half
complete charges from one set of AA batteries. And it’s fast too: the
Battery Extender takes your PDA from zero to 45% charged in just 20
Now, in case you’re worried all this fancy charging is
damaging your PDA, rest assured: Special circuit design protects your PDA
from overcharging and short-circuiting. An LED indicator light lets you
know when your PDA is charged. And by the way, you can use your PDA right
away, while it’s charging – you don’t have to wait till it’s
Love charging? Well, then in addition to the Cingular 8125
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Replace lost OEM Stereo HeadSet (Hard to Get Item)
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Visual Basic Code on your 8125
CEdit The Code Editor for Windows Mobile
Edit Code on Your Pocket PC
CEdit is a programmer's
source code editor for Windows Mobile devices.
color syntax hilighting and project navigation features for a wide range
of commonly used programming languages. CEdit is designed for developers
who need to work with their source code when they are away from their
CEdit is compatible with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, 2003
and version 6.0 project file formats. Using CEdit, you can open your
desktop project files directly on your Pocket PC so that you have quick
and easy access to all of your source code. CEdit displays the project
workspace folders on your Pocket PC, so you can quickly open a project and
access the code you are looking for.
Languages: Windows Mobile 5.0 C# and Visual Basic .NET Windows
Mobile 2003 Pocket PC Java Pocket PC 2002 HTML and XML Pocket PC
ASP Palm-Size PC C++ and C Handheld PC/PC Pro PHP
Control Your PC from Anywhere Works Great!!
To setup your 8125 as a modem, follow the steps
Start > Programs
> Modem Link
Select USB under Connections
Ensure the Access point name is wap.cingular
Insert the Getting Started CD that came with the
phone. The modem drivers are located on the CD
Connect the 8125 to the computer with the USB
The "Found New Hardware" wizard should appear.
Choose "Install from a specific location", then
search for the best drivers.
Follow the on screen installation instructions
and select Finish
Once the modem has been installed, create a new connection on
Create a New Connection: Start Menu >
Control panel > Network Connections >
Create New Connection
Walk Through the Connection Wizard
Select Connect to the Internet, Click
Select Set up my connection Manually, Click
Connect using a dial-up modem, Click
Select Modem - HTC USB Modem (COM7), Click
COM port may vary
Type a name Cingular GPRS, Click Next
Enter *99# into the Phone number field, Click
Enter the User name: ISP@CINGULARGPRS.COM and
Password: CINGULAR1, Click Next
Click Dial on your Cingular GPRS
Connection or from Network Connections right click and
Your computer will now connect to the Internet
Bluetooth Modem Setup
First, we need to ensure the Cingular 8125 has
bluetooth turned on and is discoverable by other devices. Follow
these steps to ensure that:
Start Menu > Settings > Connections >
Ensure that both the Turn Bluetooth On and
Make This Device Discoverable to Other Devices check boxes
Now, on the computer, we
need to pair the smartphone and the PC:
Start Menu > Programs > My Bluetooth
Devices > Search for Devices in Rangee
Pocket_PC should show up. It will show up as your name if you have
input your name under Owner Informationn under the
Right-click Pocket_PC (or your name). Select
Discover Available Services.Pairing should happen
automatically and will ask for a PIN. Input the same 4-digit
passcode in both devices when prompted. Try 0000.
On the Cingular 8125, if a dialog box pops
up, check Dial-Up Networking.
On the computer, if a balloon pops up in your
Quick Launch bar asking for permission, single-click it and
confirm this action is ok and check the box enabling your
Pocket_PC to always have Bluetooth access.
NOTE: Unlike the Cingular 8525, which has a program
called Wireless Modem, the Cingular 8125's version,
ModemLink, does not have a Bluetooth option. We will be able
to work around having a special program.
Start Menu > Programs > My Bluetooth
Right-click Pocket_PC, and select Dial-up
Google Local – This Java midlet
provides quick use of google local. It needs to be installed directly to
your device: www.google.com/glm
Registry Tweaks That’s it
for software, now on to the registry tweaks. I performed the following
registry tweaks on my device, all using the aforementioned Total
Speed boost – don’t ask my why this works, I’m not smart
enough to know, but it does. Use Total Commander to navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\StorageManager\FATFS\ Assign a value of 4096
to CacheSize Assign a value of 1 to EnableCache Navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\StorageManager\Filters\f sreplxfilt\ Assign
a value of 4096 to ReplStoreCacheSize Perform a soft reset
Disable menu animation – removes menu animation which uses up
system resources. Use Total Command to navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\GWE\Menu Assign a value of 0 to AniType
Perform a soft reset
Keyboard status indicator – adds a handy
indicator that shows you when caps lock and symbol lock are activated on
your keyboard. Use Total Commander to navigate to
\HKCU\ControlPanel\Keyb Create a new entry with the name
EnableIndicator Assign the new entry a DWORD value of 1 perform a
Increase screen performance – this tweak increases your
screen cache which allows yours screen and fonts to change faster. Beware
that this also removes some resources from your general memory as
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\GDI\GLYPHCACHE" Change "limit"
from "8192" (default) to "16384" Perform a soft reset
left softkey on Today screen to open Notes application Use Total
Command to navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Today\Keys\11
2 Change the “Default” key to the name that you want to appear on the
button (in my case Notes) Change the “Open” value to the location of
the program you want to open (in my case “Windows/Notes.exe” Perform a
Warning: Overclocking is risky. You use
the contents of this article at your own risk! Overclocking the CPU
too much will destroy your device. There is always a degree
of uncertainty when overclocking CPU.
Cingular 8125 is a breeze with a program called OMAPclock. It was
originally intended to increase the range of the MPx smartphones,
but works with the Cingular 8125 and (in theory) any other HTC phone
with a Texas Instruments OMAP processor.
It has been tested
at 228mhz and 240mhz on a Cingular 8125 with stable, favorable
results. At these speeds, battery life will be noticeably reduced,
but should not damage your hardware.
To upgrade your 8125 to take advantage of
the new MSFP feature pack, follow the steps
Note: All information including settings,
contacts, and third-party programs will be removed from the
device and must be reinstalled after the upgrade. The upgrade
process should take about 10 minutes.
Download the new ROM for the 8125 from this link CLICK HERE
Select Save and store the file on your desktop
Connect your Cingular 8125 with the PC, using the USB
cable and establish an ActiveSync session.
You can connect to a computer as a Guest
Double-click the downloaded file and follow the
Your battery must have more than 50% remaining
Do not disconnect the device during this process
You may notice that the upgrade
process indicator will appear to stall at around 85% for
several minutes. Do not disconnect your device as this is
Cingular 8125 Registry Hacks
8125 Registry Hacks
Increase your 8125 speed The
following registry tweaks will increase the operating speed of your HTC
Use Total Commander to navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\StorageManager\FATFS\ Assign a value of 4096
to CacheSize Assign a value of 1 to EnableCache Navigate
sreplxfilt\ Assign a value of 4096 to
ReplStoreCacheSize Perform a soft reset
To disable menu animations (sliding in/out):
HKLM\SYSTEM\GWE\Menu\AniType = 0 (DWORD decimal)
To change it
back to the default (enable it): HKLM\SYSTEM\GWE\Menu\AniType = 6
To disable window animations (like in minimizing and
maximizing) change the following registry values:
HKLM\SYSTEM\GWE\Animate = 0 (DWORD decimal)
And to switch them
back on: HKLM\SYSTEM\GWE\Animate = 1 (DWORD decimal)
For the horizontal scrollbar (the one on the bottom):
HKLM\System\GWE\cyHScr = 9 (DWORD decimal)
For the vertical
scrollbar (the one on the right): HKLM\System\GWE\cxVScr = 9 (DWORD
The default thickness is 13. I changed mine to 18 and
it's now much easier to use one-handed, stylus free for scrolling and
del.icio.us One of the problems with how the UI works
with Windows Mobile 5 is that the "x" at the upper right hand corner of
each window doesn't necessarily actually close the applications. Rather it
just minimizes them (to use a Windows analogy).
So when you begin
to open up all of your apps and see your MDA bogging down, it's probably
time stop some (or all) of those running apps.
Did you know that
if your system bogs down it negatively affects your ability to place and
receive phone calls?
This is how to stop them and free up some
memory... One of the problems with how the UI works with Windows Mobile 5
is that the "x" at the upper right hand corner of each window doesn't
necessarily actually close the applications. Rather it just minimizes them
(to use a Windows analogy).
So when you begin to open up all of
your apps and see your MDA bogging down, it's probably time stop some (or
all) of those running apps.
Did you know that if your system bogs
down it negatively affects your ability to place and receive phone calls?
This is how to stop them and free up some memory... First, go to
Start -> Settings -> System Tab -> Memory Icon Now, either
individually stop the running program or just stop them all!
Notice now that your MDA runs faster?
figure out another way of making things run faster (besides overclocking),
this is one way to make sure things run smoothly for you.