Cingular Renews Vows to Microsoft
Jan 11, 2005, 9:59 PM by (staff)
Cingular has renewed its commitment to Microsoft, vowing to launch more Windows Mobile devices throughout 2005. Cingular already offers the Motorola MPx220 Smartphone and Siemens SX66 Pocket PC phone. Demand for the SX66 has exceeded expectations, and the phone has been so popular that it has sold out from Cingular's website. In addition to current models, Cingular should launch the Audiovox SMT 5600, originally sold by AT&T Wireless, during the first quarter according to UT Starcom (Audiovox) spokeswoman Joan Cear. Among announced devices, the Motorola MPx Pocket PC phone is probably on the short list of additional Window Mobile models, however Cingular has not yet committed to offering it on their network. Despite Cingular's announcement and a number of studies indicating increasing interest in smartphones, CDMA carriers are hesitant to offer more smartphone models. Both the Samsung SPH i550 and the UT Starcom SMT-5500 (HTC Vivida Windows Mobile Smartphone) are in danger of being shelved due to lack of interest from carriers according to company representatives.
Could ATT people get a s/w upgrade?
I think that it's really quite touching to see Cingular and Microsoft renewing their vows like that. Thing were a little rough there for a bit but after that romantic getaway to Bill Gates' private island it looks li
Yay, two evil corporations, who care nothing more than making as much money as possible, helping each other out. And what do we get? High priced phone service with high priced POS windows phones. LAME!
Lack of Interest or Too Expensive?
You can get a decent PDA and a new phone for a lot less than the wireless providers charge for a smartphone.
I just don't understand why providers still sell the phones. Why not have Nokia or Moto stores...