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Cingular 8125

I just saw the Cingular 8125 online. It looks like a fairly cool phone, since it is Quad-band GSM, Bluetooth/WiFi enabled, and has a full QWERTY keyboard. It runs Windows Mobile, though, which I have to admit I haven’t experienced. However, I am not a big fan of the OS on Pocket PC in general.

What I think is interesting about this phone is that the processor is 200 Mhz. Why is that interesting? Well the hardware requirements for Skype Pocket PC list a 300 Mhz processor as a requirement. Certainly there are faster XScale chips out there that they could have used. But it basically means that Skype may not run so well on this phone. It’s not like a carrier like Cingular is going to knowingly release a device that may be used to bypass the carriers voice network.

Of course, what’s interesting is that if you look at the specs for the QTEK 9100, which is what the Cingular 8125 is based on, they list Skype as an application. Hm…. I wonder how well it works. I wish I had a few hundred bucks to try it and find out.


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