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Cingular Launches Mobile Music Service

Cingular Launches Mobile Music Service

Cellphone manufacturers would like you to think that their handsets are more than adequate replacements for your iPod - after all, they not only play music but you can make calls, too! Yet up until now the carriers have been pretty draconian with how you use their data network, potentially the music-phone's primary distinguishing factor. Buying and downloading a song without needing to turn on your PC is the dream; expensive, poor-quality and over-DRM'ed has been the reality. Can Cingular change all that?

Beans spilt on Treo 680 & Cingular 8525 prices – Updated!

Beans spilt on Treo 680 & Cingular 8525 prices – Updated!

God bless leaked presentations.  Thanks to what we can only assume is a careless marketing bod, a Cingular smartphone presentation reveals that the Treo 680 is provisionally due for release on November 5th, with a list price of $424.99 that drops sharply towards the $200 mark depending on how willing you are to sell your cellphone-soul.  Details after the cut, people.

Cingular Launches TeleNav GPS Navigator Service and Rolling Out HP iPAQ hw6920 Smartphone

Cingular Launches TeleNav GPS Navigator Service and Rolling Out HP iPAQ hw6920 Smartphone

It’s a great day for TeleNav and Cingular.  The two companies just announced the roll out of the TeleNav GPS navigation service.  It’s real-time, turn-by-turn voice and on-screen navigation system cost an additional $9.99 per month for unlimited trips while the $5.99 plan only gets you 10 trips.  The service does require Cingular data plan.  This isn’t a bad deal since a decent GPS device ranges from $300 to $800+.

Speaking of GPS enabled devices; Cingular also launched the brand new iPAQ hw6920 smartphone, featuring EDGE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.  Its got a nice 3-inch screen while the 1-megapixel camera should have been left out all together – shame on you HP.  The hw6920 is on the more expensive end priced at $599.  Ouch.

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Cingular to sell the Palm Treo 680

Cingular to sell the Palm Treo 680

After the launch of the Palm Treo 680 (Oi, you at the back, stop chanting "poor man's 750v"!) one of the big unanswered questions was which of the big US carriers would actually start selling it.  Well, the question is answered thanks to a leaked internal document that Engadget got their hands on, and wow-what-a-surprise-who-would've-guessed-that you'll be signing up with Cingular if you want some Palm OS QWERTY goodness.

Treo 680 Headed to Cingular [Engadget]

Apple iPhone is Cingular Only at Launch

Apple iPhone is Cingular Only at Launch

Apple's iPhone is one of the most anticipated phones this year, and now we have more rumors to fuse it into your head. The new rumor is Cingular will be the first service carrier to use iPhone. Apple has given Cingular exclusive rights on iPhone distribution for at least six months after its announcement of the phone. I just hope the phone also goes on sale as an unlocked phone, so I can get one myself when it launches.

Cingular Exclusive on Apple iPhone? [via gizmodo]

Cingular 3125 Hands-On

Cingular 3125 Hands-On

I had a chance to test drive Cingular’s new 3125 (aka HTC Star Trek) earlier this week. It’s super thin, only slightly thicker, long and wider than the RAZR. Unlike the RAZR, it feels really nice in the palm of my hand, thanks to the seamless design and quality material used in the casing. It’s also a smartphone for all you Windows Mobile fanatics! It’s highly responsive to match the super bright screen. I anticipate a full review forthcoming weeks as we get this new device in. The Cingular 3125 is available for $299.99 or $149.99 with a two-year commitment. Click through for more images.

Cingular, Nokia introduce Nokia E62

Cingular, Nokia introduce Nokia E62

New, Cingular exclusive comes with broad messaging capabilities, outstanding browsing experience, superb voice quality

CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA, US - Cingular Wireless and Nokia today introduced the Nokia E62 device, a robust, sleek device built specifically for wireless email whose attractive price promises to take superior mobile email access beyond the executive suite and into the hands of the everyday wireless user.

The Nokia E62 device will be available exclusively from Cingular in the U.S. for as low as $149.99.  Measuring barely half an inch thick, it features a full QWERTY keyboard with large backlit keys for easy typing, and a sizeable, high-resolution 16 million color screen measuring 320 x 240 pixels.  Whether they're business people or consumers, Nokia E62 device users will have a variety of popular secure email platforms from which to choose.  These include Good Mobile Messaging, Cingular Xpress Mail, BlackBerry Connect, Mail for Exchange (direct push corporate email from Microsoft Exchange), the Nokia push solution via Intellisync Mobile Suite from Nokia, and standard clients such as POP3, IMAP and SMTP. In addition, the device includes a pre-loaded instant messaging application.

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Panasonic and Cingular Introduce Panasonic Toughbook CF-29 Notebooks with 3G Support

Panasonic and Cingular Introduce Panasonic Toughbook CF-29 Notebooks with 3G Support

Panasonic Computer Solutions Company and Cingular Wireless today introduced the Panasonic Toughbook CF-29, the first Toughbook targeted to public safety with Cingular's 3G BroadbandConnect service built-in. The two companies announced the availability of the rugged, wireless clamshell notebook today at the APCO 2006 show in Orlando.

The Toughbook 29 provides seamless, high-speed EDGE network coverage outside of those areas. In addition to public safety, the Toughbook 29 is ideal for military and commercial field environments.

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Sierra Wireless To Release USB Version of EV-DO, HSDPA Revision A Modems

Sierra Wireless To Release USB Version of EV-DO, HSDPA Revision A Modems

Looks like Novatel isn’t the only kid on the block to release a new device for Revision A EV-DO and HSDPA network. Sierra Wireless is releasing an EV-DO Revision A devices later this year and a HSDPA early next year. The AirCard 595U is for CDMA network – such as Sprint and Verizon. It should hit the street in Q4; featuring maximum download speeds of 3.1 megabits per second and maximum upload speeds of 1.8 megabits per second.

Sierra Wireless will also release the AirCard 875U which utilizes HSDPA, offered by Cingular. The AirCard 875U has a peak rate of up to 3.6 megabits per second and is upgradeable. The AirCard 875U should be released in the first quarter of 2007.

Price and exact date of release is yet to be announced.

New EV-DO, HSDPA wireless broadband interfaces use USB [Macworld, via Engadget]

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