Cingular Wireless has just launched the 3125, a super-slim clamshell Smartphone designed by HTC, who code-named it the Star Trek.
The shape and size of this Windows Mobile device immediately invites comparison to Motorola’s wildly popular RAZR phone. When closed, the 3125 is just 0.6 inches thick.
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On the outside of the clamshell is a small external display and buttons for controlling the Windows Media Player. On the inside is a QVGA screen, a D-pad, and numberpad.
The 3125 runs Windows Mobile 5.0 on a 200 MHz processor. It has 64 MB of RAM, 128 MB of ROM, and a microSD card slot.
This smartphone includes Microsoft’s Messaging and Security Feature Pack, which gives users with the benefit of direct push synchronization. This means that this device’s email, calendar, tasks, and contacts can be kept constantly synchronized with an Exchange Server.
This quad-band (850/900/1800/1900) GSM phone offers EDGE and Bluetooth 1.2 but not Wi-Fi.
It includes a 1.3 megapixel camera capable of taking both still images and videos. Cingular is also offering the 3100, which doesn’t include a camera.
This smartphone is available now for $150 with a 2-year contract.
Update: The standard Star Trek comes with a 750 mAh battery. Cingular is shipping its version with an 1100 mAh battery. This will increase the 3125’s battery life, but at the price of making the device thicker and heavier.
More information on the 3125 can be found on Cingular’s web site.