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alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and design. The value for money and portability also get good feedback. There are mixed opinions on the apps and sound. The features and GPS navigation get critical views.

screen, portability, value for money, design, size

GPS navigation, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Tornado (Riemma, Faraday, Noble, Tempo) / Qtek 8300/ Qtek 8310 / i-MateSP5 / i-Mate SP5m / Dopod 586W / Dopod 577W / O2 XDA Orion / O2 XDA IQ / T- is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Qtek 8310 review: An elf outruns the giants


Let me name some of its features: a smartphone equipped with the latest version of Windows Mobile OS, Wi-Fi and EDGE support, fine display with a resolution of 240 × 320 pixels, size and weight comparable to the ones of standard mobile phones. This is...

The device seems more interesting when looked at abeam or from the back. The edges on the back are rounded and thus allow for a very comfortable handhold. Although all covers are plastic, the back ones have a soft bronze metal outlook and are really...

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Cingular 2125 / HTC Faraday (p)reviewed


There's not a whole lotta meat on them bones (it's just a forums review, after all), but some dude apparently got his hands on the Cingular 2125, which as it turns out is the HTC Faraday - the HTC Tornado, but without the WiFi. He seemed to like it...

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Hands-on with the Qtek 8310/HTC Tornado


Usually it takes at least a couple of weeks for a gadget to go from sketch rendered images to actual hands-on product shots, but no sooner did news of the Qtek 8310 (aka the HTC Tornado) leak out yesterday then Mobile Review hit us up with the some...


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Cingular 2125


The petite (4.3 by 1.8 by 0.7 inches, 3.7 oz) 2125 is easy to hold, and looks professional in its gray and silver case. It's flatter and squarer than the SDA, with fewer confusing buttons, as the dedicated music-player buttons are gone from the front,...

Good looking. Excellent screen. Terrific battery life

Phone could be louder. No Wi-Fi or 3G

The Cingular 2125 is a great little phone for syncing with Microsoft Outlook or Exchange servers.

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T-Mobile SDA (HTC Tornado) review


T-Mobile SDA is a Windows Mobile Smartphone in a sleek bar body. It has nice QVGA display with media player and expandable memory and quad-band GSM receiver, USB, IrDA, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi turning it into powerful mobile computer

Contemporary and stylish design ; Large and bright display ; Excellent connectivity via EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Infrared ; Media ready

Small buttons which at times are tricky to use ; Over sensitive joystick (hard to distinguish between pushing to select and pushing in some direction)

The T-Mobile SDA is about the size of a regular cell phone and packs a great deal of functionality. The only downfall that I see to that is when it comes to typing those appointments or messages and that could be a drag, but the T9 functionality is...

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The XDA iQ demonstrates O2's commitment to the Windows platform on mobile phones and it is a highly competitive offering.

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Cingular 2125 Windows Smartphone Review


The Cingular 2125 is the successor to the popular Audiovox SMT5600 Windows smartphone, featuring faster EDGE data, an updated OS, QVGA screen, and much more.

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HTC Faraday / 2100 / 2125


The 2125 from Cingular caught my attention and I couldn't be happier about making the purchase. It's such a great phone in my opinion that I am still using it. I rated the phone excellent down the line because I was unable to find any faults t

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Review: Cingular 2125 - A Stylish & Compact Windows Handset


You'll want to learn the keyboard lock command quickly (press and hold the red end call button) to avoid accidentally calling people on your speed dial list

The Cingular 2125 sells for $299 with a service contract. We think it's a smart purchase for people who need to stay connected, but still want a compact cell phone

Product Specifications

It takes the right technology, the right people, and a bold vision to be the "The World's Networking Company." For more than 125 years, AT&T has been known for unparalleled quality and reliability in communications. Backed by the research and development capabilities of AT&T Labs, the company's commitment to innovation has made it a global leader in local, long distance, Internet, and transaction-based voice and data services. PRODUCT FEATURES: Bluetooth connectivity for connecting wireless accessories; 1.3 megapixel camera and video recorder; GPRS/EDGE High-Speed Data Access; Xpress Mail capable; 850/900/1800/1900 MHz - Quad-band for international compatibility; Large 2.2" TFT color display; 64 MB SDRAM/64 MB Flash ROM; TI OMAP 850 200MHz processor; Pocket MSN (Hotmail /MSN Messenger); Multimedia messaging - send text, pictures and sound; Downloadable polyphonic/full-audio ringtones, graphics and games; Stereo audio jack for listening to music.


Standby Time (PB):250hours/360hours
Talk Time (PB):240minutes/300minutes
Technology:Lithium ion


Band:GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)
Combined with:With digital camera/With digital camera / digital player
Integrated Components:Digital camera/Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:AT&T/Not specified
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth/Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11b / Infrared (IrDA)/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
Diagonal Size (metric):5.6cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:miniSD


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:AT&T/I-Mate/Qtek

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:1.3Megapixel