Brighthand reviewed Cingular 8125 PDA phone and concluded that the Cingular 8125 is certainly not a flashy device, and doesn’t stand out dramatically in either specs or features. But it’s solid, and has a respectable mix of features that make it a dependable data device that also does voice. It lacks 3G data, but has the benefits of GSM flexibility. There’s no flash, very little excess of style, and almost nothing in the way of “fun” or non-vital features. But if your main goal is a large, comfortable keyboard on a data-oriented GSM device, the 8125 fulfills that rather well.
NewsFactor Magazine (dead link) rated the Cingular 8125 4.5 out of possible 5 and concluded that “stylish and compact, the Cingular 8125 combines an admirably designed keyboard with the power of the Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system and its associated suite of Mobile Office applications.”