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May 25, 2006, 12:16 PM

Bwahaha - the Star Trek?

Looks kinda neato, but the Star Trek? What an odd name.

[insert William Shatner endorsement joke here]

[insert phone somewhat resembling Leonard Nimoy here]

So I wonder if this will go to TM or Cingular? I guess no, but one never knows. . .
14 replies

Aug 8, 2006, 8:36 PM

what happened to 8 august release???

I am searching and calling and searching and nothing? what's the deal with the release date by Cingular? anybody?
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May 26, 2006, 10:02 PM

Can we say T-Mobile???

I'm guessing we are getting this phone who else has Quad band GSM like us?
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Jul 18, 2006, 9:39 PM

This is the CINGULAR 3125!!!!

I just spoke to our Data rep and this phone is comming to Cingular as the 3125!!! The main difference is that it it will have external music controls!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Jul 23, 2006, 2:20 PM

Got mine ...

... and I'm quite happy with it, at least until the next new phone catches my eye. Very Happy

I bought from and was impressed: good price, personal contact.

The 8500 was buggy at first. A couple of the weird things may have been just me. For example, at first I couldn't get it to find a signal at all. Thread: 960760

Then it wouldn't disconnect from VM (I assume because the other end didn't hang up). Thread: 963002

Finally, I had the known issue of the phone falling into a deep sleep and missing calls. The "band aid" worked for me. Thread: 962687

After the couple of days...

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Jul 11, 2006, 9:01 AM

Missed calls

For any of you on this forum considering a purchase of this phone under the QTek 8500 brand, beware. It's got a MAJOR bug with missing calls and not dispalying a voice mail indicator. For details go here: »

Jun 29, 2006, 3:16 AM

Cingular it is (will features be different)!

Boy Genius (through Engadget-Mobile) is reporting that Cingular is planning to release the Smartflip/8500/Star Trek in late August/September. I assume it will will be branded under the Cingular name (as is the Cingular 8125). ... »

My question is, when released by Cingular, is there any chance the features may be slightly different (maybe 128MB instead of just 64MB, etc).
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Jun 13, 2006, 10:49 PM

Cingular will have this phone

Cingular will launch this phone later on this year. This was on the planned rollout with no release or drop date as of yet.
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Jun 22, 2006, 1:41 PM

Just curious

I get that it's coming out on cingular but i work for t-mobile and verizon, will i be able to get it and unlock it to use for my t-mobile account? And when is it going to come out? Will it be at corporate or indirect agents as well?
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May 26, 2006, 4:24 PM

Smartphone or PocketPC?

The Picture in the phones profile shows a PocketPC screen when other photos on the net show it as a smartphone, the same mistake i saw with the motorola q on certain websites, can someone confirm for me this indeed has the smartphone version of windows mobile... thanxs
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May 25, 2006, 12:49 PM


I would love to get my hands on this phone! Cingular should pick this up, because Tmo is getting the blackberry connect samsung flip phone later this summer.

I can always hope right?
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