That’s a good capacity battery, though not the highest among Pocket PC phones. Examining the bottom of the device finds the ExtUSB connector, reset button, Infrared port, battery latch, and stylus slot. That includes surfing the web for 45 minutes per day on 3G or WiFi, having Bluetooth on, talking about 20 minutes per day, using PIM and Office apps, watching a few short videos, playing several rounds of Bejeweled 2 and manually checking email 6 times per day. The call send and end keys are on the farthest reaches of the d-pad cluster on the TyTN a better design, I find while they’re crammed under the softkey and Windows convenience keys on the An excellent device for power users who need to do email, view and edit Word and Excel documents, view PowerPoint presentations and PDFs on the go and surf the web. Unfortunately, the layout of this navigation is pretty cramped even for our small hands, so we imagine it will be more problematic for users with larger fingers. Supports both portrait and landscape modes.

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The addition of 3G support is unlikely to single-handedly woo many users of the HTC Wizard, save for those to whom Internet speed is absolutely critical.

To turn it back on, press and hold the power button for 2 seconds and will boot up as if from a soft reset. We tested a variety of Bluetooth headsets including the Plantronics Discovery headset and Motorola HF car dingular and they offered good range and excellent audio quality for incoming and outgoing calls.

If you prefer a one-handed phone centric device, the Treo may be worth the wait. Visit our network of sites: Here dingular some background information to dispel some of this cell phone alphabet soup.

Call volume through the earpiece is loud by GSM standards and the speaker phone is one of the few that can compete with a NYC subway or World Cinghlar game. Outlook on the PDA has calendar, contacts, tasks, notes and email called Messagingwhich you can sync to a Windows desktop running Outlook.

You get the Microsoft Office Mobile suite with full editing capabilities and a PowerPoint presentation viewer. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. Continue to next page 01 The large size of the keys makes fingular easier to hit, particularly for those who may have large fingers. Bottom, with IR cjngular, battery door release slider and mini USB port As you can see from the benchmarks, the Cingular is very competitive.


Stereo cingu,ar headset with mic included in the box. Personally, I find it to be one of the better compromises available between maintaining a relatively small device, and providing the largest possible keyboard.

Those of you who own an Cingular or i-mate K-JAM and were less than thrilled with video playback performance should be pleased with the Hermes.

Cingular and HTC TyTN – Windows Mobile PDA Phone and Smartphone Reviews by Mobile Tech Review

On the TyTn, cimgular need only press the voice speed dial button on the phone’s left side to initiate voice dialing and commands.

And there’s always that big on-screen dialer that works with even the fattest of fingers, though you do need to bring up the dialer window by pressing the call send button to use it. In terms of call quality, the phone is superb for both incoming and outgoing voice and call recipients commented on how good we sounded. On top of The wheel also doubles as a volume controller while you’re on a phone call.

You can add 3rd party applications to extend the PDA’s functionality and sync to Outlook on the desktop. What does that all mean? If you’re in the dialer screen, you can enter a phone number by pressing the keyboard numbers without using the Fn key the device will first try to find address book matches based on the keys you’ve hit, then dial the number once it finds no matches.

That review has been one of our most popular in and the has sold incredibly well. And, of course, it cijgular with the standard Windows Mobile applications: Also, with the addition of a faster processor, the can finally run voice-over-IP applications like Skype without overclocking, providing a significant benefit if you want to combine a cell phone and IP phone into one.


While you can navigate the menus and input information via the touch screen, the also is adorned with other controls and shortcuts for operating the smart phone. You’ll also find two soft keys, the Talk and End buttons, a Start menu shortcut, an OK button, and a five-way toggle below the display. Despite being somewhat bulky and expensive, it’s an attractive all-in-one solution for the power business user, offering great call quality, good talk time battery life, and a solid set of productivity and connectivity tools.

That includes surfing the web for 45 minutes per day on 3G or Cingularr, having Bluetooth on, talking about 20 minutes per day, using PIM and Office apps, watching a few short videos, playing several rounds of Bejeweled 2 and manually checking email 6 times per day. The software is very good at recognizing recorded voice tags, doesn’t make dangerous guesses like certain otherwise beloved Nokia S60 3rd Edition smartphones our Nokia N80 and E70 have a nasty habit of picking and dialing international contacts from our address books when they couldn’t understand us.

Battery is user replaceable.

Cingular 8525 (HTC Hermes) in the wild

Above the display you’ll find buttons that launch e-mail and IE and these are very organically designed and integrated into the device’s front face they don’t scream “I’m a button! The drops the more conventional matte silver color and texture used on the earlier for a darker hematite grey.

Cingular hasn’t gone overboard customizing the phone’s software however, and you’ll note their splash screen on boot, the usual bright blue Cingular Today Screen theme, XPress Mail software, MobiTV added since the doesn’t support Cingular Video and a shortcut to get TeleNav a subscription mapping service that requires a separately purchased GPS.

The smart phone is also pricey.