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HTC TyTN / Cingular 8525

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and screen. The camera and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the build quality. Many are less positive about the design and value for money.

responsiveness, usability, camera, screen, reliability

portability, battery, value for money, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC TyTN / Cingular 8525 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 33 reviews)

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Cingular Cingular 8525 PDA Phone

 

If checking e-mail or surfing the Web is sluggish on your aging cell phone, the Cingular 8525--the first PDA phone that's compatible with Cingular's fledgling high-speed HSDPA network--might be the answer to your prayers. For the most part, the 8525...

Delivers broadband data speeds ; 2-megapixel camera works well

Poor talk-time battery life ; Bulky design

The very fast data access offered by this PDA phone is undermined by poor battery life and a bulky design.

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HTC TyTN

 

The HTC TyTN 3G Microsoft ® Windows Mobile ® 5.0 based Pocket PC phone, with its compact size and ultimate connectivity, is truly the complete mobile office solution.

Quality device ; Hardware Keyboard makes everything alot easier ; Plethora of buttons, and can be significantly operated without the stylus ; Stable and Quick ROM ; Light ; Jog Wheel is amazing handy ; 2MP Camera with Macro Mode ; Loud Volume (For Atom...

Despite quality, this device is fragile ; Lack of bundled software ; Telescopic stylus and stylus pitt ; Lack of availability in Australia ; Bulky and annoying bundled belt pouch (makes the TyTN seem like a jasjar)

The hardware keyboard even has benefits for the phone aspects of this device. Pocket PC users will know how annoying it can be to take out the stylus just to type in a phone number just to make a call that might not be in your contacts. Well guess...

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Cingular Cingular 8525 PDA Phone

 

Being my first personal cell phone I found the learning curve to be very short. This phone is easy to navigate and the features are extremely user friendly. Setup was a breeze, and the options are easy to utilize. I would recommend this phone to...

Easy to navigate, very intuitive.Keyboard has nice size keys (for small fingers anyway), much better than the Blackberry 8300, plus the touch screen is a great feature

Yeah, the talk time battery isn't great, but that doesn't matter if you have an extra battery and mobile charger

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Cingular Cingular 8525 PDA Phone

 

I picked out this phone because I use it to transmit news stories back to my office.I have filed stories from many cities around the country since I got it without a hitch. The keys on other PDA phones are way too small as are the screens. I have fast...

Keyboard, Internet access, big screen

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Cingular Cingular 8525 PDA Phone

 

I have owned about 5 mobile phones as of now. I can solemnly swear this is the best phone i have ever owned. The qwerty keyboard is spot on so is the display. It feels so comfortable in the hand. The internet speeds are really comparable to broadband...

Windows Mobile 5, 3G

bigger and little heavier

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Cingular Cingular 8525 PDA Phone

 

Despite the weaknesses I mentioned, this has been a fantastic device. I've had mine for almost a year now and have thoroughly enjoyed it. If you are a tinkerer, this is the phone for you. I was able to upgrade and modify the software easily. Also, it...

Packs a lot of functionality into one deviceExpandableEasy to modifyBuilt toughLong battery life

A little bulkyWindows Mobile OS is buggyRuns out of memory easily

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Cingular Cingular 8525 PDA Phone

 

I wanted to keep this phone because of all the powerful tools and applications. I was able to watch tv and my tivo on it using my slingbox. However, I found it too thick and bulky. The screen was way too dark and unreadible in direct sunlight. Browsing...

wi-fi !, ms mobile applications (word, excel, powerpoint, Pocket Internet Explorer, downloadable apps

Screen is horrible in direct sun-light, dialing contacts is not as easy

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Cingular Cingular 8525 PDA Phone

 

The at&t 8525 is a very convenient all-in-one device loaded with many features. I really like the slide out QWERTY keyboard. The camera is ok quality, autofocus would have made a big difference. The WM5 is a pretty good operating system but at&t will...

great all-in-one device, flash for camera

thick, wifi a little weak

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Cingular Cingular 8525 PDA Phone

 

I have this cell phone for a bit over a month and i like the speed of this device, it is real fast and responsive. Great multimedia device. It also sports great screen and web applications like gmaps are great MS Windows Mobile 5 . I also am using it...

Fast and responsive, nice screen with fully keypad. expandability. Other software available (gmap, gtalk) etc

Weak Wifi signal, freezes occasionally

Consumer review by:

Cingular Cingular 8525 PDA Phone

 

The phone is expensive and so are the data plans ($40/month is the one I have). It's bulky and heavy. I have to be extra-careful not to drop it because they didn't offer me an insurance plan. It freezes. It will appear to be on at times but the phone...

Windows Mobile, 3G, WiFi. Internet is very fast for a phone

Bulky, heavy and expensive

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Product Specifications

"Warehouse direct, you save at lease $10 USD on this item. *Accessories.cellular is located at southen California, which the place that save on shipping distance on our import products. *We carry the new models fast and have the fastest updating speeds of models. We got shipments comming every week! *We sell it so cheap so we don't have to add extra storage fees on your purchase. *We sell it for less but not less for the quality so you don't have to claim our 1 year limited warranty."
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