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Kris Kumar
02-08-2006, 01:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://reviews.designtechnica.com/review3388_intro16947.html' target='_blank'>http://reviews.designtechnica.com/review3388_intro16947.html</a><br /><br /></div><i>"T-Mobile will soon be releasing their SDA Smartphone to the public in February. Priced at $299.99 with activation, itís aimed to be a decent entry-level phone for those looking to try the Windows Mobile platform out. Unfortunately, the phone has a few flaws that make it more trouble than itís worth. A limited camera, horribly placed memory card slot and a bad UI make the SDA suffer. Join us as we take a ride through what the SDA has to offer and whether itís good enough to meet your standards of phonology."</i><br /><br /> <img src="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/Kris-Feb06-SDADT.jpg" alt="User submitted image" title="User submitted image"/> <br /><br />T-Mobile SDA has received a favorable review from the folks over at Designtechnica. The one thing that the reviewer didn't like is the keypad, which is not surprising. I am glad to see that no one is complaining about the power button on the SDA, looks like the SDA design doesn't have the same problem as the Cingular 2125. The killer feature of the T-Mobile SDA is its price, at $299 it offers more features than other phones on the market.

Sven Johannsen
02-08-2006, 06:55 PM
Funny review. The line that stands out on the intro is "Unfortunately, the phone has a few flaws that make it more trouble than itís worth." Why would you read any farther? On the whole they seem to like it though. They love the ability to use as a music device, download and play, but complain about the internal mini-SD, and don't rave about the dedicated MP buttons. I would have to agree about the button size I guess. Haven't actually held a 2125, but would bet it's much like the difference between an SP5 and SP5m. I got the SP5 largely because I didn't want space used by the MP buttons. I guess that the most important thing your phone can do these days is replace your camera and Media Player though, so pushing those features is a marketing priority.

xultar
02-08-2006, 09:49 PM
Why do they keep saying it is a beginner device? I don't get that statement.

stumpy
02-08-2006, 11:21 PM
If you look on the Specs they have listed for the phone.
Windows Mobile 2003 it should be Mobile 5.0
32 MB RAM should be 64 MB
Up to 8 hours of talk time 8O.

randalllewis
02-09-2006, 07:31 AM
Hey, the 2125 does NOT have a power button "problem." The power button works just fine, and easily too. It does work differently than some folks may be used to, but that doesn't make it a problem.

runbuh
02-10-2006, 05:40 PM
Hey, the 2125 does NOT have a power button "problem." The power button works just fine, and easily too. It does work differently than some folks may be used to, but that doesn't make it a problem.

Yeah! I like the fact that it is very hard to accidentally turn the phone off. All you have to do is push the button "down" ("down" towards the USB connector) and I can easily turn the phone off or on or set the profile to use.

Kris Kumar
02-11-2006, 01:17 AM
Hey, the 2125 does NOT have a power button "problem." The power button works just fine, and easily too. It does work differently than some folks may be used to, but that doesn't make it a problem.

Yeah! I like the fact that it is very hard to accidentally turn the phone off. All you have to do is push the button "down" ("down" towards the USB connector) and I can easily turn the phone off or on or set the profile to use.

I still stand by my original statement, the power button is a pain. :) In fact I will add the battery cover to the list also.

Kris Kumar
02-11-2006, 01:20 AM
Funny review.

I read it in a hurry, but I can see the reviewer contradicting himself - phone is good, the phone is not good, good, not good... :lol:

Jerry Raia
02-11-2006, 07:18 AM
The 2125 is perfect. I wouldn't have gotten one if it wasn't! :P