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GPS,UMTS/HSDPA it has it all

Cingular today announced the availability of its 8525 PDA phone. The Cingular 8525 is based on the previously released HTC Hermes and is powered by Windows Mobile 5.0. Unlike the previous Cingular 8125 the new 8525 features support for UMTS/HSDPA wireless data protocol for improved speeds.

Cingular currently offers UMTS/HSDPA service to in 134 markets near major metropolitan cities with download speeds of around 400-700Kbps and upload speeds of up to 384Kbps. 8525 Users that aren’t in a region with UMTS/HSDPA can take advantage of Cingular’s previous EDGE network.

New to the Cingular 8525 is the integration of TeleNav GPS Navigator. TeleNav GPS Navigator offers users location-based GPS navigation with turn by turn voice and on-screen directions. This makes the 8525 an ideal companion for those that travel a lot and tread into unfamiliar territory. Users that wish to take advantage of TeleNav GPS Navigator will have to purchase a separate Bluetooth GPS reciever and subscribe to TeleNav GPS Navigator service though.

Other notable features of the Cingular 8525 include a 2 mega-pixel camera, wireless 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 technologies and a micro-SD expansion slot. The Cingular 8525 will be available beginning November 16th, 2006 for $399.99.

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