The price just doesn’t get better than free, especially when the device is this awesome. I just picked up a couple of AT&T 8525 Mobile Devices for myself and my son. My husband and daughter are still deciding if they want the extra weight in their pockets. It is a little bulky for those who are only interested in making phone calls.
You do have to sign up for the two year data plan but it’s heavily discounted for MS employees. Unlike the iPhone, this one is 3G-enabled. It’s running Windows Mobile 5.0 now but you’ll be able to upgrade to 6.0 in the next couple of months. Check out the Satisfy Me blog post on this device or CNET’s (8 out of 10) review.
- Tri-band UMTS/HSDPA; Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE for global use
- Microsoft® Windows Mobile™ 5.0 with Messaging and Security Feature Pack
- 128MB ROM / 64MB SDRAM
- Samsung 400MHz Processor
- Sliding QWERTY keyboard
- 2.8" QVGA 320x240 64K Color LCD Touch Screen
- Push to Talk capable*
- Bluetooth v2.0
- Integrated WiFi (802.11b/g)
- Micro SD expansion slot for greater storage and expansion
- Take advantage of Windows Media Player 10 Mobile to take your favorite music and videos with you.
- Log in to Pocket MSN – Hotmail, MSN Messenger and more!
- 2.0 mega-pixel camera with built-in flash and video capability