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 version 1.2 making for faster connections and the ability to enjoy music wirelessly in stereo.
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.
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 NetSM 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 Cingulars 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.