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HTC StarTrek / Qtek 8500 / i-Mate Smartflip / Dopod S300 / Orange SPV F600 / Cingular 3125

alaTest has collected and analyzed 212 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the reception and screen. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive views about the apps and value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC StarTrek / Qtek 8500 / i-Mate Smartflip / Dopod S300 / Orange SPV F600 / Cingular 3125 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of HTC StarTrek / Qtek 8500 / i-Mate Smartflip / Dopod S300 / Orange SPV F600 / Cingular 3125 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

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78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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i-mate Smartflip


The Smartflip differs from the other i-mate phones in two ways: it's the only clamshell phone that i-mate has in their entire line-up, and it's one of the very few i-mate phones without a combination of 'SP' or 'JAM' or 'JAS' in its name. Sorry, I...

The Smartflip costs around Rs. 23,000 which is a considerable premium when kept next to the Nokia N71 clamshell Smartphone. The N71 costs around Rs. 19,000 and offers you dual cameras (2-megapixel and VGA) for 3G/WCDMA video conferencing, a better 256k...

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Cingular 3125


The Cingular 3125 is a smart phone that's just smart enough.


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AT&T 3125


On the front flap is a 1.2-inch LCD that garnered a lot of oohs and aahs from passersby, thanks to its sharp 128x128-pixel resolution and the cool blue font, which offers a nice contrast against the phone's black casing. The screen shows off all the...

The Cingular 3125 sports a slim clamshell design; a sharp, vibrant display; and a 1.3-megapixel camera. The smart phone also has integrated Bluetooth, EDGE support, good call quality, and Windows Mobile 5 with robust e-mail capabilities and PIM functions

The Cingular 3125 has some design flaws, such as the Micro SD slot's location behind the SIM card. It was also sluggish to perform some tasks in our tests and lacks integrated Wi-Fi

The Cingular 3125 changes the look of smart phones with its sleek, flip phone design, and while some minor quirks and performance issues exist, it's still a solid Windows Mobile device.

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Cingular 3125


The Cingular 3125 appeals to the heart, not the brain. It's a great-looking flip phone that feels solid in the hand, plays MP3s, and syncs easily with Microsoft Outlook. Its design is so compelling that I'm willing to overlook its lackluster smartphone...

Gorgeous design. Good screens inside and out

Performance doesn't measure up to top models. Odd headphone jack, with no universal adapter available. No 3G or Wi-Fi

Think of the Cingular 3125 as an attractive flip phone that syncs with Microsoft Outlook and also plays music and you'll be thrilled. Think of the handset as a cutting-edge smartphone and you'll probably be disappointed.

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i-mate Smartflip Review


Smartflip is definitely a telephone that does not disappoint its users: it has a good design and a solid surface, which is pleasant to touch, revealing its high class. Apart from being a multi-functional device (thanks to its operating system), it has...

Stylish design and elaborate construction ; Strong Signal Reception and high sound quality during conversation ; Big-sized keyboard buttons ; Good music player sound in loudspeaker and headphones

Unique non-standard connector instead of the standard mini USB and 2.5 mm ; Absence of WiFi and 3G

Smartflipis definitely a telephone that does not disappoint its users: it has a good designand a solid surface, which is pleasant to touch, revealing its high class.Apart from being a multi-functional device (thanks to its operating system), ithas a...

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Qtek 8500 Windows Mobile Smartphone aka HTC Star Trek - Part I


Lightweight and ultra slim, the recently announced Qtek 8500 (aka HTC Star Trek or as it is called now "STRTrk") offers a comprehensive range of entertainment and office functions and incorporates a high quality camera that allow you to take full...

The Qtek 8500 is something completely different to what we've seen in the past from HTC regarding Windows Mobile Smartphones - it's a lifestyle and fashion-device which can also attract - I'm sure - non-Windows Mobile fans but just regular mobile phone...

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The HTC Star Trek / Qtek 8500 WM5 Smartphone Review


It's been a little over a month since I received a Qtek 8500, HTC‘s first clamshell phone which runs the Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone operating system. Unlike some of the other Smartphone OS devices available, such as the Dash and the Q, which attempt...

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U R A Q T: The HTC Star Trek / Qtek 8500 PINK Unboxing


UPS dropped off�a little jewel this morning, the HTC Star Trek branded as a Qtek 8500. This is HTC's first clamshell Smartphone, and it runs Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone. �� Immediately evident is the fact that this is not the�business-like black...

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Cingular 3125 Smartphone Review


Adama D. Brown brings us his thoughts on the Cingular 3125 an ultra-slim clamshell design to rival the ever popular RAZR.

Product Specifications

The ultra-thin 3125 Smartphone is the only smartphone flip today that combines an iconic design with the power, functionality and price to please both businesses and consumers alike. While the jet-black 3125 takes on the appearance of a high-end wireless phone, it packs a full set of features that makes it a perfect and affordable tool for use during work or leisure time. The 3125 provides 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.


Standby Time (PB):144hours/150hours
Talk Time (PB):240minutes/300minutes
Technology:Lithium ion/Lithium ion polymer/Lithium polymer


Band:GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Folder
Service Provider:AT&T/Not specified
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth/Bluetooth / Infrared (IrDA)

Communicator Features

Operating System:Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphone

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Diagonal Size:2.2in/2.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.6cm/7.1cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:AT&T/Qtek

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes



Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:1.3Megapixel

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes