HTC Touch or Cingular 8525?

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by Vanquished, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Hey everyone I am in a bit of a pickle.
    What phone should i get?

    The Cingular 8525 or the HTC Touch

    Cingular 8525..............HTC Touch
    400mhz CPU..................201mhz CPU
    Sliding Keyboard.............On-screen keyboard
    Wifi..............................Wifi
    BlueTooth.....................BlueTooth
    2.0MP camera................2.0 MP Camera
    3G...............................EDGE
    Micro SD.......................Micro SD
    Windows Mobile 5...........Windows Mobile 6
    Touch Screen................TouchFlo (Slide screen to navigate)


    I can probably get the 8525 for 100-200 dollars cheaper than the HTC touch, also the HTC touch keyboard is idiot, its tiny. This isnt that big of a problem for me, who doesn't text that much. My other concern is the 201mhz processor, my AXIM is a 650mhz processor, running Windows 5... How could 201mhz run Windows 6, which looks like the vista of mobile operating systems.
    The last thing i want to do is go out and spend 300-600 dollars on a phone and have it suck.
    Your input here is greatly appreciated.
    [​IMG] Thanks

    The 8525 got an 8.0 rating on cnet, the HTC touch a 6.3.
     
  2. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    have you gone to a store and actually played with the phone. See if they have working models and try them there. Or see if they have a certain day guarantee if you don't like the phone you can return it. I like the looks of the touch but the 8525 is nice as well.
     
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  3. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    The touch isn't out in the US yet, as far as I know.
    I have used the 8525, the biggest issue i have with the 8525 is the windows mobile 5, but i suppose its a good OS on my Axim so...
    I guess its just not the best os for flashyness.
    Thanks for the input.
     
  4. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    I vote for the 8525. The lack of a physical keyboard will not work for me.
     
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  5. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Madmatt informed me that i can flash the phone to Windows mobile 6, i think that settles it.
    The 8525 seems like an amazing phone. and if i can get windows 6 on it...
    then why would i get the HTC for $100-200 more.
    Thanks a lot!
     
  6. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    awesome choice...I would have gotten that exact phone but I fight with my boss everyday to not make me get one because I like to leave work...AT WORK!!