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Alex's HTC Cingular 8125/8525 Reviews

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
 

 

AT&T Tilt Smartphone Is Official

 

 

 

The TeleNav Advantage

Considering purchasing a personal navigation device? See how TeleNav GPS Navigator stacks up.


 
  Personal Navigation Device TeleNav
Overall
Ease of portability DIFFICULT
Bulky device
0 EASY
On mobile phone
Cost
x $300-$600
Life expectancy: 2-3 years
$10 A MONTH
Customer support BUSINESS HOURS 24x7x365
Navigation
Navigation guidance with automatic reroute YES YES
2D, 3D maps YES YES
Human-voice audio prompts
x NO
Computer voice
YES
Automatic map updates
x NO
Manual updates: $50-$100
YES
Free
Address Entry
Location-based auto suggest of city/state YES YES
Enter address by calling toll-free number NO YES
Enter address via personal web portal NO YES
Business Finder
Find businesses anywhere in the U.S. YES YES
Find businesses near current location YES YES
Call businesses NO YES
Size of POI database 4-6 MILLION 10 MILLION
And growing
Automatic POI database updates
x NO
Manual updates: $50-$100
YES
Free
Fuel Finder & Other Content
Mark, go to waypoints YES YES
Find lowest gas prices near current location
x NO
Annual fee: $60
FREE
Purchased before 6/30/07
Display price per gallon of gas NO YES
Find Wi-Fi spots NO YES
Note: Comparison based on TeleNav GPS Navigator 5.0.

 

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 BlackBerry.

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 desktop computer.

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.,

8125/8525 Compare Phones

2-Year Pricing

Cingular 8525

Cingular 8525

Cingular 8125 Pocket PC

Cingular 8125 Pocket PC

*2-yr Contract Price $449.99   $349.99  
Online Discounts - $0.00   - $0.00  
Mail-in Rebate - $50.00   - $100.00  

*Your Price

$399.99   $249.99  

Included Features

   
Bluetooth
Camera
GSM/GPRS
International
Push To Talk    
Video/3g  

Capabilities

   
Text Messaging
Video Messaging  
Wireless Email

Specifications

   
Size: inches 4.43 x 2.28 x 0.86  2.83 x 4.25 x 0.93 
Weight: ounces 6.0  5.0 
Digital Talk Time 5 hrs 5 hrs
Digital Stand By 250 hrs 168 hrs
 
Alex's HTC Cingular 8125 Drivers
Windows XP Driver for HTC 8125 Cingular = for Charging

Windows XP Driver= for HTC 8125 Cingular Modem Internet Connection (Instructions Included)


Free Phone calls using wi-fi  

http://www.skype.com/download/skype/mobile/brand_htc_beta.html

 

You Need This WI-Fi Companion

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 before!

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 Route).

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 occuring.

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 encounter.

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 $15.

 

 

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Features :
 

  • Tiny, portable.
  • Interchange for most mini usb devices,
    e.g. PDA, MP3, Cellular Phone, etc.
  • Usage for Battery charging, Data Communication or Synchronization..etc.
  • Comes with small chain for connecting to your keyring, backpack, tool bag, etc.
  • Price: US$ 5.00
  •  
    Alex's Soft IP VoIp


    Alex's Settings Capture

     

    Alex's Screen Cleaners

    Screen Puff

    Clean your screen with this puffy, ultra-handy wiper!  BoxWave's new Screen Puff™ is made of non-abrasive and lint-free material that can clean your screen easily and quickly.  It comes in your choice of seven colors: black, blue, green, orange, pink, silver, or yellow.  Just attach it to your phone or case and clean your screen wherever you go.

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    Alex's 2.0gb MiniSD Storage Card


    Alex's Nice Cover

     


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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 8125

    Operating System Microsoft Windows Mobile™ 5.0 software for Pocket PC


    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


    Memory Built-in 128MB Flash ROM and 64 MB SDRAM


    Display 2.8" QVGA TFT LCD, 320x240 64k


    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


    Built-in Camera (8125 model) 1.3 mega-pixel color camera with fixed lens and camcorder


    Caller ID Customizable Photo Caller ID


    Audio MP3, AMR, AAC, WAV, WMA Codec
    2.5mm stereo audio jack


    I/O 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

    Alex's Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 (for Pocket PC)


    Check your Outlook e-mail, edit attachments, schedule meetings, browse the Internet, and listen to music. With a Windows Mobile powered device in your pocket, you're ready to face your day.Learn more about Windows Mobile What Can Windows Mobile Do For You? Shop for a Windows Mobile device

    Alex's The Best Application Closer

    http://www.insoftwarehouse.com/download/inclose/xe.php?l=en InClose Mobile InClose Mobile
    Summary
    . 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.

    IP Dashboard
    IP Dashboard Network Monitor 1.9 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 devices!

    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 features...
     

    Jabra BT620s Won't work for Music on 8125
    Jabra BT620s Support
    JabraBT620SWelcome 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.

    Phone features Music features
    • Answer calls
    • End calls
    • Reject calls*
    • Voice dialing*
    • Last number redialing*
    • Call waiting*
    &149 Put call on hold*
    * Phone dependent

    • Play music
    • Pause music
    • Stop music
    • Pause music and answer call*
    • Fast Forward*
    • Rewind*
    • Jump to next track
    • Jump to previous track
    * Device dependent




    Compatibility Guide

    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.

    Does it have a Widcomm Bluetooth stack or a Microsoft Bluetooth stack?

    Widcomm. UPDATE: Or at least our pre-production unit did. Apparently the i-mate JASJAR and T-Mobile MDA Pro have the Microsoft stack.

    Will this be available from any US carriers?

    No US carriers are planning to offer the Universal, at least not as far as we know.

    How is data on the phone?

    We weren’t able to’s GPRS worked just fine. No EDGE, sadly.

    Quad-band GSM?

    The version 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 video?

    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 240.

    Does it come with a cradle?

    No cradle, but supposedly one might be available eventually.

    USB 2.0?

    Yup.

    How 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 break.

    Does the joypad change along with the landscape/portrait orientation?

    Yup. It’ all automatic

    Milliamps of the battery? Is it swappable?

    1620 mA. And the battery is swappable.

    Comparison shots with the Treo 650?

    Of course. We’ll have a gallery of hands-on shots up later today.

    Does it have Bluetooth 2.0?

    Nope, just Bluetooth 1.2.

    Is the keyboard backlit?

    Yeah, it has very slick, almost sinister, red LED backlight.

    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 time?

    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?

    It is 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 TCPMP.

    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 USB?

    Mini USB.

    Can you easily make calls without opening it up?

    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.

    Word/PDF/Excel?

    It has Windows Mobile versions of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, and you can install a PDF reader on there.

    Phone call sound quality?


    Call quality was about average for a cellphone.

    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 done.

    Will there be a version without a camera?

    None is planned, but it is possible that a carrier could ask for a version without a camera.

    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.

    Can you answer calls when it’s closed? Is there a small external screen?

    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.

    Vibrating appointment alarms?

    Yup.

    Is that an SDIO slot?

    Yup.

    What Bluetooth profiles are included? Does it support A2DP?

    It includes 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?

    Yup.

    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 News

    Windows Mobile (US)
    What is Windows Mobile?
    Microsoft 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 offers choice in mobile operators, networking and synchronization technologies, and cost.

    The following are the top six reasons that enterprises choose Windows Mobile:
    Return on investment
    Familiar and easy to use
    Better together – partners
    Improved security
    Flexible development platform
    Competitive advantage

    Coolest Application for WiFi Discovery

    radar2

    http://www.aspecto-software.com/rw/applications/wififofum/

    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.

    This version 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.

    Features:

    List view showing information such was WEP, SSID, MAC, signal strength(RSSI), latitude, longitude and location precision (HDOP)

    Radar view conveys distance to access points

    Save, load and merge XML files

    Export to text, Wi-scan, Tom Tom POI, MemoryMap and Netstumbler (ns1) formats

    Choose between Pocket PC 2003 toolbar or WM5 soft button look and feel

    Aggressive scanning mode to find even more access points

    New network found pop up blocker

    Supports 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)

    Scan filters for WEP and ad hoc networks

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    Orneta Biorhythm is a fun and easy biorhythm chart for your Windows Mobile 5.0 device.

    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 calculations.

    We are influenced by the changing of the seasons, the lunar tides, day and night, etc. Even the human body is influenced by these factors, which are known as biorhythms. With Orneta Biorhythm you can now draw biorhythms in your MS Smartphone!
    Features

    Analyze your emotional, intellectual and physical biorhythm readings
    Display 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

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    The Best Backup Tools on MiniSD Self Contain

    Spb 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 supported.
    • NEW! Storage card backup
    • NEW! Customizable file restoration
    • Scheduled backups
    • Self-extracting executable backup files
    • Full and custom backups
    • Backup file compression
    • Backup file encryption
    • Desktop PC unpack tool

    Save Your Data
    Spb Backup is a very easy-to-use and intuitive data backup tool for your Pocket PC. You can customize the backup content, and create encrypted compressed backup copies.
    Download Spb Backup
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    The 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 select cities more precisely.
    • Local time in four cities
       
    • World map
       
    • Day/night zone
       
    • Full screen mode
       
    • Tap to select city
       
    • Cities on the map
    Do you have the latest Version


    Cingular 8125 Software


    Please read the following important notes before starting the upgrade:

    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, Settings, System tab, Device Information, and then confirm the ROM version, Radio version, Protocol version, and ExtROM version.
     

    A2DP Protocol not Available on 8125
    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 around you:

    A2DP

    Advanced Audio Distribution Profile

    A Bluetooth profile (mode) for streaming audio, such as from a music phone to headphones.

    Compared to profiles such as Headset and Handsfree, A2DP supports stereo, and is one-way instead of two-way

     

    Newest ActiveSync Beta 4.2 Syncronized to Outlook

    New! Download ActiveSync 4.2ActiveSync 4.2

    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 devices.

    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 PC.*

    Changes in ActiveSync 4.2 help resolve connectivity related issues with Microsoft Outlook, proxies, partnerships, and connectivity.

    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 infrared connection

    Pro's and 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 too
    pros:

    -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

    cons:

    -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)

     

     

    HTC Cingular 8125 Specifications
    HTC logoHTC 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)

    Offered By: 

    MoviTv just Love it!

    With MobiTV your phone becomes a portable TV. Watch your favorite channels right in the palm of your hand. If you can use a remote control, you can use MobiTV. The Emmy® Award winning service is available through your wireless carrier and offers many popular TV channels such as MSNBC, ABC News Now, CNN, FOX News Channel, Fox Sports, ESPN 3GTV, MLB, NBC Mobile, CNBC, CSPAN, The Discovery Channel, TLC, The Weather Channel and others that deliver cartoons, music videos and comedy.


    Cingular Channels:
    Whenever and wherever news breaks, MSNBC is on the scene, with a team of award-winning correspondents. MSNBC also uses the world-class newsgathering resources of NBC News and NBC's more than 200 affiliated stations to assure viewers of the highest quality 24 hours news coverage. Built on the worldwide resources of NBC News, MSNBC is the 24-hour news network with a companion Internet service.
    www.msnbc.com


    Now you can have the resources of America's News Leader in the palm of your hand.Throughout the day, receive updates from NBC News, produced especially for your cell phone. You can stay informed even when you're on the go. Plus, view special "In Focus" reports provided by the people you know and respect. We're ready when you are. NBC News. You can take it with you.
    www.nbc.com


    The Discovery Channel offers high-quality, real world programming that entertains, enriches and enhances the lives of viewers. Entertain your brain!
    www.discovery.com


    Life is unpredictable, unrehearsed and yes, unscripted. TLC is your lifeline - programming that is fun, smart, informative and innovative - an entertaining link to real people and real experiences. We engage emotions through our bold stories. We celebrate ingenuity with our challenges. We capture curiosity. That's why TLC is one of the hottest networks on television!
    www.tlc.discovery.com


    The Oxygen Network is 24 hour cable channel on a mission to bring women (and the men who love them) the edgiest, most innovative entertainment on television.
    http://www.oxygen.com



    ESPN 3G TV—You’d better break it to your couch gently… Every day, ESPN brings the sports news and information you expect from the worldwide leader in sports, direct to your mobile phone in rich, high-resolution mobile video. ESPN 3GTV also features daily updates for the Fantasy and Spanish-language audience. Get up-close and personal at ESPN events such as X Games, and weekend updates for college sports fans.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/wireless/product?id=2053969


    ABC News Now, the first 24/7 broadband news network, produces live coverage of domestic and international news events. In addition to covering breaking news, anchor Hari Sreenivasan provides live news briefs with the latest developments in the major stories of the day.
    www.abcnewsnow.com


    FOX Sports was first to recognize the "always-on" sports fan. With our network of regional sports channels, The Best Damn Sports Show period and our exclusively produced video content, FOX Sports offers a complete rundown of your sports world wherever you go.
    www.foxsports.com


    VEGAS Sports—As the premier wireless sports, stats, & odds channel, subscribers can enjoy a full range of sporting options in the palm of their hand. VEGAS Sports features dynamic "Sports Sirens" who deliver sports updates & betting tips every day of the week.



    VEGAS Scoreline— The most extensive up to the minute scores, stats and odds channel of its kind…exclusively on mobile phones. Every minute of every day the viewer gets the "Las Vegas" betting line, scores, and stats on all major professional and college sports.



    Chase Presents The Racing Report provides motor sports news, information, and expert race analysis.



    CNBC is the leading global brand in business news and analysis, providing real-time financial market coverage in 101 countries. Throughout the day, CNBC sets the standard for up-to-the-minute business news and incisive analysis of global financial markets.
    http://moneycentral.msn.com/cnbc/tv/default.asp


    Chaos: An exclusive Music Video Channel with a range of artists such as the Beastie Boys, Blink 182, Nine Inch Nails, New Found Glory, and Marilyn Manson. We'll keep you guessing!


    Shift: An exclusive Music Video Channel with alternative Rock Up and comers with new ideas along with big name bands. Hear hits from Audioslave, The Killers, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Weezer, Papa Roach, Jimmy Eat World, and more.


    The Mic : An exclusive Music Video Channel featuring Hip Hop, the hottest sound of America driving fashion, technology and culture. Artists include Kanye West, Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z, 50 cent and more!


    V40: An exclusive Music Video Channel created for lovers of Pop Hits The top hits from all formats. Great for the beach, V-40 is loved by all. Artists include U2, Gwen Stefani, Nickleback, Bon Jovi, Lifehouse, Nelly, and whoever else is hot!


    ATAKU is the ultimate mobile channel for the Anime fan, offering epic, cutting-edge Anime content whenever and wherever. Ataku provides die-hard Anime fans with the leading range of Anime programming available on your mobile phone!
    www.ataku.tv


    Comedy Time is the first comedy network featuring original programming specifically for wireless handsets. Comedy Time features the most talented stand-up comics in the country and captures their live performances at close range so as to maximize your laughs per minute.
    www.comedy-time.com


    From Paris to London to Milan and every fashion week in between, see it first on Fashion TV, the world’s largest 24 hour fashion network. Get the best seat in the house at exclusive shows, go behind the scenes with leading photographers and meet Top Models as they live out the lives of the young, beautiful and Jet-Set.
    www.ftv.com


    CNET.com is the definitive source for technology news, unbiased product reviews, and free secure downloads. CNET.com videos highlight the latest tech hitting the market, how to get more out of your gadgets, product reviews, and more.
    www.cnet.com


    IGN Mobile Video is the latest in video gaming news. Check out IGN Weekly for a summary of what is new and cool in gaming and the lifestyle that goes along with it. Watch game trailers, video reviews, celebrity interviews, and much more.
    www.ign.com



    Discovery Kids is the only real world entertainment destination for kids of all ages that enables them to explore their whole wide world - all day every day. Discovery Kids. It's really really real!
    www.kids.discovery.com


    ToonWorld TV Classics invites you to relive the golden era of television cartoons. Take a break and laugh with your favorite cartoon characters from yesteryear: Richie Rich, Casper, Mr. Magoo, Dick Tracy, and more! With 24 hour coverage, you're sure to find something to entertain even the most restless children on long trips.
    www.classicmedia.tv/


    Discovery en Español Explore the richness and diversity of an ever-changing world with Discovery en Español, a unique 24-hour Spanish language network. Delivering the best that Discovery has to offer with entertaining and informative documentaries and children's programming.
    www.enespanol.discovery.com


    C-SPAN provides gavel-to-gavel coverage of the U.S. House of Representatives. C-SPAN also offers a wide variety of public affairs programming, including national political coverage, public policy panels, history specials and international events.
    www.c-span.org


    Weekdays, C-SPAN2 offers gavel-to-gavel-coverage of the U.S. Senate. When the Senate is not in session, C-SPAN2 airs public policy forums, panels and other events from Washington, D.C. and around the country. On weekends, C-SPAN2 airs Book TV, a 48-hour block of programming featuring books, authors and publishing industry events.
    www.c-span.org


    The Weather Channel Take the weather with you! Whether you're a business traveler or an avid weekend golfer, our mobile video products will keep you prepared for anything Mother Nature has in store. Not only can you get reliable video forecasts, but you can also watch condensed clips of the special programs you've come to know and love from our network right on your mobile phone.
    www.weather.com


    Horror Classics—It's Fright Night (and Day) on MobiTV! Our specialty channel features 4 classic, cult films to make your skin crawl. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, CARNIVAL of SOULS, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH and WHITE ZOMBIE are at your fingertips 24-7 to scare the living daylights out of you!! Zombies, thrills and chills everyday!



    MobiTrailers: An exclusive channel created for movie-buffs. MobiTrailers is your chance to see exclusive upcoming movie previews direct on your cell phone! Not only see what's new on the big screen, check out the newest DVDs that are about to hit your neighborhood video store.



    iFilm Viral Videos: Viral Video collects only the best of the World Wide Weird and puts it in one convenient place. Bloopers, blunders, flubs and free falls -- we've got it all.
    www.ifilm.com/viralvideo


    Grab your pain medication, lock the doors, get your emergency contact in place. Why? 'Cause MAXX Sports is gonna cause u pain. We're bringin' a dirt-in-the-brow, elbow-breakin', nightmare creatin' experience u only wish u could have again. MAXX Sports is comin' at ya with the biggest barrels, hardest wipeouts, most ridiculous pipes…we're talkin' Lip Slaps, Rail Slides, Superman, Air Raleys, 900s. Don't call your Mother…MAXX is your Mother. No cryin', no weak-knees, no excuses. We're addin' CHIXX, girlz, dirt, and air. Sample a piece of surf, skate, MOTO, BMX…then be ready for wake, kite, kayak, girlz, parties, events, and more girlz. U ready for stitches, black-eyes, and broken bones? U better be. MAXX Sports comes strong…we bring it hard. There’s no cryin’ in MAXX Sports.
    www.maxxsportschannel.com
     

    Alex's Backup Battery

    A 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 minutes!

    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 done.

    Love charging? Well, then in addition to the Cingular 8125 Battery Extender, why not treat yourself to a Car Charger?

    Alex's Replace lost OEM Stereo HeadSet (Hard to Get Item)

    BRAND NEW ORIGINAL STEREO HEADSET FOR ALL HTC INNOVATIONS MADE PRODUCTS
    THIS STEREO HEADSET WILL WORK WITH ALL I-MATE PRODUCTS.. SUCH AS THE K-JAM, JAMIN,JAM.
    T-MOBILE MDA, CINGULAR 8125, VERIZON POCKET PC, SPRINT POCKET PC, O2, AND QTEK
    THIS IS THE ORIGINAL HEADSET THAT CAME IN YOUR PHON E BOX.. YOU WILL HEAR MUSIC AND TALK ON THE PHONE IN BOTH EARBUDS WITH THIS HEADSET... VERY HARD TO FIND IN RETAIL STORES..

    Write 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.

    CEdit features 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 desks.

    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.


    Supported Platforms: 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

    Remote Control Your PC from Anywhere Works Great!!
    http://www.thepocketsolution.com/cingular_8125_accessories.htm

    http://www.wirelessground.com/ci81momclepo.html

    Use My 8125 as a Modem

    USB Modem Setup

    To setup your 8125 as a modem, follow the steps below
     

    1. Start > Programs > Modem Link
    2. Select USB under Connections
    3. Ensure the Access point name is wap.cingular
    4. Tap Activate
    5. Insert the Getting Started CD that came with the phone. The modem drivers are located on the CD
    6. Connect the 8125 to the computer with the USB cable
    7. The "Found New Hardware" wizard should appear.
    8. Choose "Install from a specific location", then search for the best drivers.
    9. Follow the on screen installation instructions and select Finish
    Once the modem has been installed, create a new connection on the computer
     
    1. Create a New Connection: Start Menu > Control panel > Network Connections > Create New Connection
    2. Walk Through the Connection Wizard
      • Select Connect to the Internet, Click Next
      • Select Set up my connection Manually, Click Next
      • Connect using a dial-up modem, Click Next
      • Select Modem - HTC USB Modem (COM7), Click Next
        • COM port may vary
      • Type a name Cingular GPRS, Click Next
      • Enter *99# into the Phone number field, Click Next
      • Enter the User name: ISP@CINGULARGPRS.COM and Password: CINGULAR1, Click Next
      • Click Finish
    3. Click Dial on your Cingular GPRS Connection or from Network Connections right click and Connect.
    4. Your computer will now connect to the Internet via GPRS.

    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:
     
    1. Start Menu > Settings > Connections > Bluetooth
    2. Ensure that both the Turn Bluetooth On and Make This Device Discoverable to Other Devices check boxes are checked.
    Now, on the computer, we need to pair the smartphone and the PC:
     
    1. 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 Settings menu.
    2. 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.
    3. On the Cingular 8125, if a dialog box pops up, check Dial-Up Networking.
    4. 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.
     
    1. Start Menu > Programs > My Bluetooth Placess
    2. Right-click Pocket_PC, and select Dial-up Networking.
    3. When prompted, input the following settings:
    • User Name: ISP@CINGULARGPRS.COM
    • Password: CINGULAR1
    • Dial: *99#

     

    Flash for Pocket PC – Allows you to view flash websites on your 8125::
    http://www.macromedia.com/software/flashplayer/pocketpc/2002.html

    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 Commander:

    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 soft reset

    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 well.

    "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\GDI\GLYPHCACHE"
    Change "limit" from "8192" (default) to "16384"
    Perform a soft reset

    Reassign 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 soft reset

     

    Overclocking Your Cingular 8125

    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.

    Overclocking your 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.

    Download

    Upgrade My 8125

    To upgrade your 8125 to take advantage of the new MSFP feature pack, follow the steps below.

    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.

     
    1. Download the new ROM for the 8125 from this link CLICK HERE
    2. Select Save and store the file on your desktop
    3. Connect your Cingular 8125 with the PC, using the USB cable and establish an ActiveSync session.
      1. You can connect to a computer as a Guest
    4. Double-click the downloaded file and follow the instructions.
      1. Your battery must have more than 50% remaining
      2. 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 normal behavior

     


     



     

    Alex's Cingular 8125 Registry Hacks

    8125 Registry Hacks

    Increase your 8125 speed
    The following registry tweaks will increase the operating speed of your HTC Wizard:

     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

    Menu Speed


    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 (DWORD decimal)
     

    non-transition

    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)

    Scrollbar Size

    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 decimal)

    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 tapping about.



    Alex's 8125 Registry Hacks  (from www.mdahacks.com)

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    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?

    Until we figure out another way of making things run faster (besides overclocking), this is one way to make sure things run smoothly for you.

    Expand Default "My Documents" Location To Your miniSD Card

    The default storage of the "My Documents" folder is fine, but if like storing all of your stuff there, you may want to move the default location from the phone to your miniSD card.

    Requires a registry edit:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows CE Services

    Mofify\Create the following:
    String Bane: FileSyncPath Value: \SD Card\My Documents

    Now, create a root folder on your storage card named "My Documents"

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    Now Available—the Cingular 8125.
    Access Microsoft applications on a compact all-in-one device.

    The Cingular 8100 and 8125 provides access to familiar Microsoft applications at the speed of EDGE on the largest high speed wireless data network.

    With worldphone capabilities, Windows Mobile 5.0 support, and access to various mail and messaging solutions, the Cingular 8100/8125 will keep you connected while on the go.
    • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz for enhanced global use
    • Windows Mobile 5.0*
    • 128MB ROM / 64MB SDRAM
    • TI OMAP 200MHz Processor
    • Integrated, sliding QWERTY keyboard
    • 2.8" QVGA 320x240 64K Color LCD Touch Screen
    • Integrated Bluetooth Class II
    • Integrated 802.11b support
    • Integrated Mini-SD slot for greater storage and expansion
    • Optional 1.3 mega-pixel camera
    * supports upgrade to Microsoft's Messaging and Security Feature Pack
    Cingular Devices

     

     

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