Cingular has launched their latest phone to be based on the Microsoft Smartphone OS. The new 2125 runs the latest version of the operating system, Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone Edition. Similar in appearance to the SMT-5600 device that it replaces, except for the "ice-scraper" antenna, the 2125 has a broader range of features that includes quadband GSM support with EDGE high-speed data.
The 2125 is based on the HTC Faraday design and runs on a Texas Instruments OMAP 850 processor that cruises along at 200Mhz. The 2125 has 64MB of internal RAM as well as 64MB of built-in flash ROM for storage. Windows Mobile 5.0's new UI is viewed on a nice 2.2" 64k color display, and you'll also find Bluetooth support and a 1.3 megapixel camera inside. There is even a stereo headphone jack for listening to music - a stereo headset is included, as is a leather case and a USB cable.
The device comes with the standard suite of Microsoft "Pocket" apps, like Office, as well as MSN support for instant messaging and Hotmail email. Windows Media Player 10 is also standard.
The 2125 is 116mm x 46mm x 17.5mm (4.57" x 1.81" x 0.69") in size and weighs 106g (3.74oz). Cingular claims that the battery will be good for up to 4 hours of talk time or 6 days of standby time. The 2125 is now available with a 2 year contract for US$199.99 after a US$100 mail-in rebate.