Flip Phone features Windows Mobile software.
October 10, 2006 -
Powered by Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0, Cingular 3125 Smartphone provides wireless access to business and personal e-mail accounts. Phone includes over-the-air synchronization of calendar, Bluetooth® v1.2 support, Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer and Outlook, as well as Messaging and Security Feature Pack for Windows Mobile 5.0. Featuring built-in MP3 player and 1.3 megapixel camera, phone can record video on 240 x 320 LCD screen.
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Glenridge Highlands Two
Atlanta, GA, 30342
New Cingular 3125 Smartphone Combines Brains, Looks and Value in One Iconic Package
Cingular Wireless Introduces First Windows Mobile-Powered Flip Phone Smartphone In U.S. With Slimline Design, Unrivaled Functionality and Price
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 / -- CTIA WIRELESS IT AND ENTERTAINMENT 2006 -- Cingular Wireless today unveiled the ultra-thin Cingular 3125, the only flip phone smartphone on the U.S. market that combines an iconic design with the power, functionality and price to please both businesses and consumers alike.
The jet-black Windows Mobile-powered Cingular 3125 Smartphone - which is available beginning today exclusively from Cingular for under $150 - measures just a hair over a half-inch thick. While the Cingular 3125 takes on the appearance of a high-end wireless phone, it packs a full set of features which makes it the perfect and affordable tool for use during work or leisure time. These include wireless access to business and personal e-mail accounts, over- the-air synchronization of calendar, contact and to-do lists, and superb music, photo and video capabilities.
Under the hood, the Cingular 3125 provides a powerful tandem of Cingular's nationwide* EDGE network and Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 in conjunction with excellent voice quality to ensure an outstanding end user experience. With Windows Mobile, Cingular 3125 users will have the familiar Windows look and feel similar to that on their desktop computers at home or in the office. They can take that experience along with them in 13,000 cities and towns and along some 40,000 miles of major highways via the largest national high-speed wireless data network in the U.S., or abroad in more than 180 countries for voice communications and over 100 nations for data use. Built by a leading manufacturer of Windows Mobile-powered devices, HTC, the Cingular 3125 also features support for Bluetooth(R) version 1.2 making for faster connections and the ability to enjoy music wirelessly in stereo.
"The Cingular 3125 Smartphone is a true 'crossover' device that blends an iconic phone design with unparalleled, feature-rich functionality of the Windows Mobile platform at a very aggressive price point that surely will appeal across the spectrum of wireless users," said Kent Mathy, president of Cingular Wireless' business-to-business organization, the Business Markets Group. "This is a winning, groundbreaking combination that no other smartphone on the U.S. market comes close to matching."
The nerve center of the Cingular 3125 is the Microsoft Windows Mobile software. This gives Cingular 3125 users access to mobile versions of many of the familiar Microsoft features found on their desktops, such as mobile versions of Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer and Outlook.
Additionally, the 3125 includes the Messaging and Security Feature Pack for Windows Mobile 5.0, providing users with the benefit of Direct Push Technology. This means that email, calendar, tasks and contacts are always-up- to-date making it very easy for users to stay on top of their jobs and connected to the people they care about. The feature pack also provides advanced security features, including remote device wipe, remotely enforced IT policy and S/MIME support.
"The lines are blurring between personal and business uses for smartphones, which means people want one device that will meet the needs for home and work," said Pieter Knook, senior vice president for the Mobile and Embedded Devices Division at Microsoft Corp. "The Cingular 3125 powered by Windows Mobile proves you can have your e-mail, web and business applications in an elegant flip phone design."
Work Time, Leisure Time
Access to e-mail while on-the-go and the ability it gives to stay connected to important information when out of the office has become a must- have for wireless users. Cingular 3125 business customers have a choice of powerful solutions, Microsoft Direct Push Technology and Good Mobile Messaging from Good Technology. Consumers can get their personal and work e-mail as well with Cingular Xpress Mail, which is compatible with many popular Internet Service Provider (ISP) services.
The Cingular 3125's value doesn't diminish at the end of the work day. Its built-in MP3 player, which is controlled by external buttons and powered by Windows Media Player 10 Mobile, gives users the ability to spend their downtime listening to their favorite music. Optional accessories such as a Bluetooth-enabled stereo headset heighten the experience. For a change of pace, Cingular 3125 users can access Cingular's MEdia Net(SM) to find out the latest sports scores, shop at Cingular's MEdia Mall to download ringtones, games and graphics, or stay informed with news and local weather.
The Cingular 3125 also features a built-in l.3 mega-pixel digital camera and the ability to record video for viewing on the Cingular 3125's large, full color 240x320 LCD screen.
Its outstanding features aside, the Cingular 3125 also performs the most basic and important of functions - wireless phone calls. The Cingular 3125 provides excellent voice quality via the ALLOVER network, the largest digital voice and data network in the nation which has the fewest dropped calls of any national carrier. A speakerphone, included ear piece and Bluetooth connectivity to a variety of optional wireless headsets provide an optimal hands-free experience.
Availability and Pricing
The Cingular 3125 is available now for as low as $149.99 in Cingular Wireless retail stores nationwide, select national retailers, on www.cingular.com and through Cingular's B2B direct sales team. Monthly unlimited Cingular Smartphone Connect plans are $19.99 with Xpress Mail, $29.99 with Microsoft Direct Push and $39.99 with Good Mobile Messaging with a Cingular voice plan of $39.99 or more.
For more information on the Cingular 3125, please go to www.cingular.com/smartphone.
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About Cingular Wireless
Cingular Wireless is the largest wireless carrier in the United States, serving 57.3 million customers. Cingular, a joint venture between AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) and BellSouth Corporation (NYSE:BLS), has the largest digital voice and data network in the nation - the ALLOVER(TM) network - and the largest mobile-to-mobile community of any national wireless carrier. Cingular is a leader in third generation wireless technology. Its 3G network is the first widely available service in the world to use HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) technology. Cingular is the only U.S. wireless carrier to offer Rollover(R), the wireless plan that lets customers keep their unused monthly minutes. Details of the company are available at http://www.cingular.com/. Get Cingular Wireless press releases emailed to you automatically. Sign up at http://cingular.mediaroom.com/.
Source: Cingular Wireless
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