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T-Mobile MDA vs Cingular 8125


May 20, 2006, 2:00 PM
Given that these two phones, the MDA from T-Mobile and 8125 from Cingular, are close siblings, are there significant differences in the hardware/software?

What about T-Mobile vs. Cingular as carriers? I am currently a long-term T-Mobile user in NYC and have a BlackBerry 7290.

Pushed email, phone clarity, and Internet access are the three most important issues for me. I like the idea of MW5 and, according the reviews, this device, in either iteration, is better than the Treo 700W.

Any comments about the choice between T-Mobile and Cingular in NYC would be appreciated. Thanks
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May 22, 2006, 12:55 AM
In regards to hardware, they are the same device. They are both manufactured by a Taiwanese company called High Tech Corp. (HTC) and codenamed Wizard. The 8125 is the WIZA100 and the MDA is the WIZA200. Only difference is the form factor. Some say that the 8125's keyboard is better, i've got no complaints with the MDA's keyboard. Now as for software, each one will come with its own carrier specific customizations. Whatever customizations the provider has added, they can be customized to your needs. I own a I-Mate K-Jam purchased overseas(before the US release of the MDA or 8125) and i'm running it with my personally customized rom on the cingular network. Head over to and they'd got a bunch of information that you coul...

May 22, 2006, 10:13 AM
thanks. I'll probably stick with T-Mobile. Another post mentioned a supplier that will give me the MDA for $100. now goes in my reference file to make some hacks.

I was also thinking about Verizon, but am disinclinded.

Nov 18, 2006, 3:35 PM
Verizon's recepiton is excellent and better than either Cingular or T-Mobile . It's also the only reason that i haven't left them.

May 29, 2006, 1:20 PM
If MDA is what you want, right now i've seen 2 sites and where you can get it for free after rebate with a 1-year contract, of course.

May 30, 2006, 12:01 PM
Thanks. I had checked the out and they are for new subscribers. I would have had to give up my old number, which killed it.

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