AT&T Tilt (8925) Review – Mobilitysite

Posted by Doug Smith on Oct 03, 2007

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tiltfrontaThe waiting is finally over! The HTC Kaiser/P4550/TyTN II has finally made it to the United States and shows itself as the AT&T 8925 Tilt! As the Big Brother to very successful 8525 (HTC Hermes/TyTN) offered by Cingular (now AT&T), will the 8925 Tilt make the same impact? Come along and we’ll find out as I have been testing the 8925 Tilt and can hopefully bring you up to speed on this highly anticipated device!

  • Author: Doug Smith (DSmithZ28)
  • Vender: AT&T
  • Price: $349.99 (W/Two Year Purchase Agreement and Data Plan)
  • Rating: 90/100

Introduction

It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you, the AT&T 8925 Tilt! The highly anticipated and widely discussed and rumored device from HTC which was code named Kaiser/P4550. HTC soon released this device in Europe under the TyTN II brand name. It was an immediate hit, and has been highly regarded by all that have reviewed it. But the real question is, will it be a sound replacement for the rock solid Cingular 8525? (HTC HERMES TyTN) I have had the luxury of the AT&T 8925 Tilt’s company for a while, so let’s take a look and see what makes the 8925 tick!

What Do you Get In The Box

Normally we give you the full contents of the box including some very snappy photo’s to wet your appetite! Unfortunately, the test unit we received pre-release was just that, a test unit that came in a plain white box and some very UN-secure packaging. Typically, AT&T will offer a really nice case, two stylus, power cable, and sync cable, manual and get started cd, USB hands free headset, oh, and yes, the device. It’s probably pretty safe to assume that they will follow suit. Check back in after the official release and we will update you with some photo’s and what you can expect!

Hardware

8925 Tilt Hardware consists of the following:

  • Windows Mobile 6 Professional
  • QUALCOMM (R) 7200 400mhz CPU
  • Tri-Band UMTS (3G) with Quad Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • HSDPA up to 3.6 mbps HSUPA (ah AT&T?)
  • ROM 256mb and RAM 128MB
  • 2.8″ 240 x 320 QVGA Touch Screen w/Tilting capability
  • Built in GPS
  • 360 Degree Jog Wheel with OK Button
  • MicroSD Storage Card Slot
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.0
  • 3.0 mega-pixel camera with auto-focus

Design

The 8925 is a very solidly built device that actually weighs a little more than the 8525 by a few grams. However, at 110mm(L) x 58mm(W) x 18mm(H) it is actually thinner by 4mm than the 8525. It still amazes me at how much more solid the 8925 feels. I really like the look and feel of the 8925 with it’s all black body and brushed metal faceplate. However the jury is still out on the chrome D-Pad and surrounding buttons.

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Another change made to the 8925 Tilt was the new direction in which the keyboard slides out. With the 8525 in your left hand, presumably with your thumb on the jog wheel, you could open the keyboard from left to right by using the same hand position and just shift your thumb. The 8925’s keyboard slides out just the opposite requiring you to switch hands and slide the keyboard out from  right to left. As I have become very accustomed to opening my 8525 with one fluid movement, this turned out to be a bigger aggravation than I thought. Check out the picture below and see what I mean. You’ll also notice in that same picture that the 8925 now has two lights that illuminate when the either the shift button is pressed or the function button. This is a handy little feature again that I noticed right away when using the keyboard.

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This has got to be one of the top two features of the 8925, the Keyboard! Yes it slides out, but new to the 8925, the display now actually “Tilts” up! This is an amazing piece of engineering that is actually really useful as well. Now, while you are synced at your desk, you can “Tilt” the screen up and keep tabs on any number of functions more viably with this new Tilting feature! I also found that text messaging as well as responding to emails was more ergonomically correct using your thumbs with the keyboard horizontally level and watching the screen with it Tilted! When I first saw this on the HTC TyTN II, my first impression was, “well, that will be the first thing to break!” But not so! It is a very solidly constructed hinge that looks to have every bit of the muscle necessary to last until the next device comes out that we abandon the 8925 for!! (We really need help don’t we?) All in all, this is a very handy feature that I can’t see living without having to go back to my 8525! :(

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Performance

C’mon HTC! What are you doing putting the same speed processor back into what is supposed to be an upgrade? That’s because it is NOT the same processor. New in the 8925 is the QUALCOMM(R)7200 processor replacing the 8525 Samsung 400mhz processor. And let me tell you, there is a noticeable difference in the speed! I had the luxury of testing the 8925 while I was traveling on business this week. So while driving I had it in the car mount putting the GPS through it’s paces when the phone rang, I answered it of course, but had to retrieve some information from an email to discuss and made all of these tasks without the slightest hiccup! Also, I was able to close all of the phone, and email applications and return to the GPS which was still rockin’ along, not missin’ a beat! So don’t let the numbers kid you, the 8925 has a much better processor in the QUALCOMM(R)7200! 

So if you were paying attention above when I was running down the hardware specs, the memory has doubled! I cannot tell you how much this was needed! When I loaded Google Maps and Windows Live Search onto the 8925 there was no need to dump it onto a storage card. there is plenty of room on board the 8925 to handle plenty of third party software!

Wireless/GPS

The AT&T 8925 Tilt, like it’s little brother the Cingular 8525, comes fully loaded with WiFi 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth 2.0 goodness. The 8925 WiFi fires right up and connects smoothly sitting here at the Hampton Inn on their free Wireless Service. Even though I have an unlimited data plan, I still find myself longing for the good ol’ days with my trusty Dell Axim x50v. Gone are those days now by way of the much improved EDGE network and the blazing fast 3G speeds offered in select markets. (hey AT&T how bout’ some HSDPA love!) But for those AT&T customers who do not need the high cost of unlimited data, they can rest assured that they can connect easily with the 8925’s WiFi capability. Moving on to the Bluetooth radio, again, I found pairing my Jawbone BT Earphone was easy and quick and also very stable as I used it quite often the last couple of days while driving and utilizing the GPS Function that is new to the AT&T 8925 Tilt. So concluding the 8925’s WiFi and Bluetooth both performed very well and with no issues.

Now, did I happen to mention that the new AT&T 8925 Tilt happens to come with a built in GPS? WELL IT DOES! And boy does it work well! I have spent over 750 miles this week putting the 8925 through rigorous GPS Testing! I tested the GPS in three different software environments, those being the trial software included TeleNav, Google Maps, and Windows Live Search. As this was my first real experience with a converged device with built in GPS, I was not sure what to expect. there still is not a lot known about the GPS radio, and you learn even less when you buy the device! There is no controls to initiate or turn off the GPS. It simply activates when you open up any given software. I have used several Garmin Units (Hertz Rent-a-car), and fell in love with the 3D mapping, and all the extra POI info that they include. You wont get that much of that with the TeleNav software, and you will get even less with the Google and MS Live Search software. But with the TeleNav, you will get solid GPS mapping that performs very well. It is amazing that the 8925 actually acquires satellites faster than the stand alone GPS Units that I have rented! the only real down side is that as good as the speaker phone is on the 8925, it is still difficult to hear sometimes when there is a lot of road noise. Hopefully someone will release an integrated speaker, mobile car mount like is offered for the 8525. And that would be the only gripe I have with an integrated GPS into a mobile device is sound level. I have thoroughly enjoyed the GPS and can say it works REALLY well.

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Camera

The Camera has always been the last component that makes up the list in making a truly “converged device”. It has been long overlooked and has only slowly been upgraded. From the 8525’s 2.0 mega-pixel camera comes the new 8925 with a 3.0 mega-pixel camera. Okay, calm down, don’t get that excited. After all, it is only 1 lousy mega-pixel improvement right? Well wrong! this is actually pretty darn good camera! It take very clear pictures by making use of the newly added auto-focus ability. The 8925 takes significantly clearer pictures than my 8525. As you can see below, the pictures are sharp and does great indoors and out. (I can already hear Leckness making fun of me for the flower pictures, but as I mentioned, I am traveling on business and staying at a Hampton Inn! what else do I have to take a picture of?) I am very impressed with the camera and will be doing more follow-up testing as my time with this device permits in between me begging my wife to let me buy my own! )Yes, we have to give this unit back, it wasn’t given to us!)

So yes, great stand alone 3.0 mega-pixel camera, but where is the front facing camera AT&T? C’mon already, you have had to hear us complaining about this! just because your network does not support it yet, doesn’t mean we can’t use it with skype or any other third part application! So hear us roaring AT&T, leave the dang front facing camera on the next go around!

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Phone/Speaker

With so many other features packed into the AT&T 8925 Tilt, that I almost forgot it’s a phone! So how does the 8925 do? Well, as mentioned, I have been traveling through the south east this week on business and have been in and out of Atlanta, the home of AT&T and 3G heaven! So I have been in and out of these networks all week. I experienced no dropped calls, and no real reception issues. Lucky? Maybe, but like the 8525, the 8925 does a great job as a phone and I have been, and will continue to be very impressed with HTC’s radio quality. Which leads me to the speaker phone, it is much needed improvement over the 8525. I was disappointed at the loss of stereo and sound quality on the 8525 missing from the 8125 (HTC Wizard). I thought it did a great job at the time and felt that the 8525 took two steps backwards. But the 8925 as I mentioned is very clear and is a lot louder than the 8525, which is good for half deaf people like me. (huh?) Nice Job HTC!

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Battery

It has been written on several TyTN II reviews that the battery life is less than stellar. Included with the 8925 tilt is a new style 1350 mAh Samsung battery. In testing the 8925, I did find that the battery life was less than the 8525 which could only be because of the GPS that was in constant use. But to increase battery capacity would likely only add more weight and size to the already “Full Bodied” 8925 which I think would cross the line in most peoples size and weight constraints. For me however, I am never far away from an electrical outlet either at my office or driving, so I just bought an extra power cord and car charger. Good to go.

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Software Included:

The AT&T 8925 Tilt comes nicely equipped with Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6 Professional. A lot has already been written on WM6 so I won’t beat a dead horse too much with the OS. AT&T loaded the 8925 down with it’s normal software such as Media Net, AT&T Mall, AT&T Music, & Cellular Video. also included is PTT, ADOBE Reader LE, Sprite Back Up, TeleNav, and all the other standards that we have come to know and love. But wait, as I scroll through the program lists there is something that appears to be amiss! WHERE’S TouchFlo!!! AT&T like the front facing Camera has dropped this cool little app from their lineup! WHY AT&T WHY! I was really looking forward to testing that out as it was included in the HTC TyTN II released earlier. Another source of small irritation is to why we are loaded up with trial software! There are nine different trial games chewing up precious memory! I could probably get past all of the trial software if they could offer more full evaluation versions that had a maybe a shorter test period. Who wants to play only the first hole on tiger Woods 2007?

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Conclusion

So what’s the bottom line right? The bottom line is this: THIS DEVICE ROCKS! HTC and AT&T have put together a winner that not only is a solidly built, feature packed device! With features added like an excellent performing GPS, Tilt screen capability, Improved 3 mega-pixel camera with auto focus, more memory, and faster processor, this is a must have device. For anyone in the market for a GPS (like me), the AT&T 8925 Tilt is a one stop shop that will allow you to eliminate the need to carry extra devices while you travel, work, or play. The mobility world has tossed around the word “converged device” for quite some time now, but I think we finally have met what the true meaning of converged device meant in the AT&T 8925 Tilt. At 350 dollars and a two year contract, it also comes at quite a bargain. you can always purchase the device outright for 599.99 saving yourself hundreds from having to buy the HTC branded TyTN II. the only real sacrifice being the front facing camera. So am I going to get one to replace my 8525? You bet!

Pros

  • GPS BABY!
  • Improved Qualcomm Processor
  • Increased Memory
  • Excellent keyboard and functionality
  • Tilt Screen capability
  • Much improved 3.0 mega-pixel camera with auto-focus
  • More solid look and feel with a thinner design

Cons

  • Keyboard slides out in the wrong direction
  • No Front Facing Camera
  • Too much trial software and no HTC TouchFlo
  • Battery life is questionable

Editors note: I would like to give special thanks to Chris Leckness for allowing me to review this device. Where many in his position would take such a high profile device and review it themselves to inflate their own ego, Chris has consistently spread out these cool devices to all his staff to enjoy. Thanks again Commish!

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  • gasusan2005

    Great review Doug…. and an awesome device! I am looking forward to seeing one in person! :)

  • Chris Leckness

    I echo that, great review. Thanks for the kudos. I really wanted to put this one through it’s paces, but I need to let you guys give us different perspectives. Mine is mine and it’s perfect (because it’s mine), but different opinions make the world go round…

  • Jack Cook

    Great Job Doug! This is definitely one cool device!

  • Doug Smith

    thanks everyone! thanks to Chris for letting me do the review!

  • JakeRich

    Great review. I’m not normally a fan of converged devices, but that one seems to have some very tempting features!

  • APK

    How is viewing the screen in sunlight?
    Can you delete those unwanted games off and pick up additional memory?

  • RIch

    I was wondering how it is for one handed operation. Coming from a Palm I am wondering if you can move around and function with the d-pad.

    Also, can somebody test this with a blackberry server. Trying to replace bb and wondering how this will hold up. Thank you.

  • NUnu

    IF I WERE YOU I WOULD BUY THE UNLOCKED HTC KAISER VERSION BECAUSE THAT FRONT CAMERA WILL COME IN HANDY WHEN VIDEO CALLING BECOMES AVAILABLE IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS

  • http://www.pandwrealestate.com Jason Preuit

    What!!!!!!!!!? no TouchFlo???? That’s extremely disappointing. Why cant they just get it right the first time….they know we want it yet the drag their feet. I’m waiting a few months to see what happens…

  • Frank

    I got this phone yesterday and it’s everything promised. I am having difficulty getting my XP PC to recognize it via USB but it does connect fine via bluetooth.

  • PAUL LEMU

    Is there a search function in the calendar mode, ie, where I can enter a few characters of an existing entry and it will display all occurences of that character string?

    Thanks

  • SpokaneDJ

    The 8925 does have TouchFlo in the ROM. If you view a page in PIE or POE, you can slide your finger up and down to Scroll. What it doesn’t have out of the box is the TouchFlo Navigation or HTC Home. If you check around the web, you can find people who have installed them on the 8925.

  • DaddyBFree

    Your review has made me wonder if this device will finally lead to me moving on from my x50v. I assume (perhaps erroneously?) that the screen isn’t as nice though. Thanks Doug, Chris, et al

  • theranman

    Can you use a different GPS mapping software with this phone using the ATT as your provider (they want to charge 9.99 a month?)

    How do you connect a 2.5 or 3.5mm jack to this phone to listen to music?

    Thanks Doug!

  • Firefox_Alpha2

    You can download and install Google Maps and MSN Live Search which are free and work well with the GPS

  • Ruffrider

    Does anyone know if I can load aftermarket navigiation software like Tom Tom on this devise since it has the telnav from at&t?

    To answer theranman’s question. This device does not have the 2.5mm jack so you will need the usb adapter.

  • irv

    that phone is crazy aint no phone even close i will b gettn one itsreal nice inside and out nice try sorry tmobile try ag ain if u get one holla at my mail

  • preguntador

    Firefox_Alpha2… Do you know if the GPS/navigation would still work if I don’t have a data plan?

    >You can download and install Google Maps and MSN >Live Search which are free and work well with the GPS

  • Ed

    I bought this so I could route myself to contacts only to find out I cannot click on a contact(even though there is an option to drive to) and get routed to their address. I must manually enter the address. None of the store sales people new this and it was not listed anywhere I could find before purchase. However this feature works on the Blackberry according to Tevenav support. I now wonder if it works with Google or Live One.

  • Stu

    Did you mention that the 8925 does come with a built in flash. The flash on the 8525 wasn’t the most powerful but it comes handy when taking indoor pictures and night outdoor picks.

  • Stu

    Sorry I mistyped earlier:
    Did you mention that the 8925 doesn’t have a built-in flash? The flash on the 8525 wasn’t the most powerful but it came in handy for indoor picks and night outdoor pictures.

  • L954Laura

    Enjoyed the review. I am waiting delivery on my 8925.
    Can you explan what HTC TouchFlo is?
    Also I was looking at the Iphone Do you think this is as good or better.
    TX,LL

  • Grant Ed

    I’ve just picked up the Tilt aka 8925 aka Tytn II while my wife got the iPhone. Some immediate differences I’ve noticed:

    Screen size and quality–iPhone wins hands down. It’s bigger and prettier

    Storage–iPhone has 8GB, non-expandable. Tilt has 100MB (after OS and apps), but also has the microSD slot for expansion (not sure yet how high, 4GB?).

    3rd party apps–IE on a small screen blows so I switched my Tilt over to OperaMini right off. With the iPhone you’re “stuck” with Leopard, which admittedly is a very nice browser but still no choices is no choices.

    User interface–the iPhone is designed to be easy to use. The Tilt is designed to be a mini version of Windows. If you want the familiarity of Windows or want the ability to run it like a little computer, then the Tilt is the way to go. If you just want to poke a button onscreen and have stuff work, get the iPhone.

    There are more differences, but that’s all I’ve noticed in the first few hours.

  • Marty

    I think Garmin offers navigation software for this. I have a Garmin Nuvi and I’m very pleased with it, so it could be a good thing.

  • Tony C

    The tilt is one of the greatest pda or smartphones ever made. The iphone is one of the greatest phone/multimedia devices made. Do not compare the two ones for work and play ones for plat. To fully enjoy the tile here are some suggestions. Switch to the kaiser rom get rid of all the att preinstalls that take up memory. You will then have touch flo and alot of speed. Install tom tom navigation and there goes the monthly fees. This is a great device and nothing can compare right now. Dont even bring up the nokia n95 or 96

  • Ray Detroit MI

    Well just got it a hr. ago. I think it has a lot of potential but so far I dis like the fact that the phone will not connect to my laptop so I may use blue tooth to connect my mac to the internet unless some one out the knows how to please fill free to post it or email me. I don’t understand how the todays screen can be manipulated to have all the icons this guy has on his. I also don’t have a lot of downloading sites for free or trial software or anything. If someone could make my life much easier

  • Kim Weller

    I solved the iPhone vs 8925 issue long ago. I purchased an 8 gig iPhone the day of release and I already had an 8525. When the 16 Gig iPhone came out I sold mine for $300 and I sold my 8525 for $250. I purchased the new iPhone for $449 and a new 8925 for $69 from Amazon, called ATT and cancelled contract. They waived the activation fee and let me get out before waiting the normal 30 days! Total cost was $69 plus $175 for early termination $244 with no contract. I use my iPhone sim for all my phones. In addition I have a Treo 680, LG CU500, and a 3125.

  • http://mobilitysite.com Mary

    Hi, I read your comments on the iPhone etc. Is it possible to swap the SIM card from the iPhone? I like using more than one phone. Someone told me you can’t remove the SIM from the iPhone. Is this true? Thanks for your help.

  • http://www.weller-racing.com Kim Weller

    Yes, I do it all the time. You have to have a fairly small paper clip to get the sim card out. They do not make it easy. Here is the scoop. You can take the sim card that you got when you purchased the iPhone and swap it straight into another phone of the same carrier, (I only speak for AT&T as they are the carrier that our company uses). I like to think of it as having a spare battery around instantly when you need one. Now if you try and take a sim card from a non iPhone and put it in the iPhone it will not work unless you activate it with iTunes. I just found that out. I really like my 16 Gig iPhone for entertainment; music, movies, TV shows, Web browsing. But when it comes to real work I don’t think there is a more able workhorse out there than the Tilt 8925. If you have more questions, let me know? I have a lot of info on how to enhance the phone. Enabling HSPDA, Camera option in GPS, etc., Please feel free to email me again if you have any further questions?

  • Brian

    for Kim W, et al:

    If you take an iPhone’s sim card and load it into the Tilt, would the Tilt be able to take advantage of the iPhone plan’s unlimited data usage, or would you merely have voice/text capability on the Tilt?

  • Tony C

    You can still use the iphone data plan. I still havent had any problems with my bill and I surf on my phone alot and use pdanet for my computer and my bill hasnt changed

  • sam

    Hello Kim Weller,
    How did you manage Amazon’s Conditional $250 Discount after canceling the service?

    The Price listed above for this phone includes an instant $250 discount from Amazon.com. You agree to repay this $250 discount to Amazon.com if, during the six-month period following the activation date or renewal date of your existing contract, you: (1) fail to pay your balance due each month on time; (2) fail to maintain your account in good standing; (3) disconnect the line of service; (4) transfer the phone to another line of service; (5) change your service rate plan, including canceling or removing required PDA, BlackBerry, or smartphone features after your product has shipped; or (6) use this line of service to replace an existing account with the carrier. The discount is available only if you are activating a new non-substitute line of service or extending an existing line of service. If you do not follow these rules, you authorize Amazon.com to charge your credit card $250 as reimbursement of the discount without need for further approval. Third-party resellers are prohibited from purchasing cell phones on behalf of customers. **Purchase limit five (5) cell phones per household.**

  • Kim Weller

    When I purchased my Tilt the plan was different and the price was $99 not $149. Amazon’s Conditional $250 Discount was not even mentioned on the transaction that I completed. :) I will try and see if I can find the email that has any info in it?

    Now my next phone will be the new 16 gb iPhone. I sold my 1st gen 16 gb iPhone for $553 on eBay a couple weeks ago. Good timing as who knows what they are worth now? I am taking July 11th off to go and see my friend at the AT&T store and get my hands on the new one. I love my Tilt but I miss my iPhone. I went out and bought an 8 gb Nano to get me by for the month. I don’t like playing music on the Tilt.

    Kim

  • Kim Weller

    I might mention also that I purchased this on March 15th and called AT&T within a couple days and asked them to cancel the contract. They also waived the activation fee which is usually possible if you cancel within 30 days. They said that all I had to do was send the phone back and if I didn’t they would charge me $175 for the phone. So I kept it. It was a lot of work but worth it to me to be w/o contract.

    Kim

  • carlos martinez

    I got my tilt june 12.the best phone i’ve ever had..great for work,and to show off.lol,but I have 1 problem wit it playing youtube videos..it says it won’t support the media file ??anyone know about this?
    please help.!

  • Natallia_RB

    hello from Belarus

    i got it at&t 8925 kaiser yesterday
    i am sad
    sim card is lock even that phone was bought without contract, its mean now i need contact to at&t and explain situation

    ok, what i dont like
    i dont like quiet sound and how music is playing, not nice, minus from me
    i dont like little memory, only near 120 mb storage, and there is flash suit for 256 mb only, and what if i will buy 4 GB – will it’s working good? Who knows?
    i dont like that they didnt put headphones
    i dont like black design, very big and very wide and heavy for girl’d hand
    i dont like how camera works, very slowly and bad pics
    i havent front camera, anybody can explain WHY if price was full? why they didnt put it for me? i am crying
    i dont like keyboard, hard to type, because keys is separatied and instead of 1 letter you touch 2 keys, maybe i’ll learn how do it correct, now is not comfortable
    so guys, it is my first impression, i was expected much more from this toy, much more, this phone is not perfect

    what about me, i will be wait for Sony Xeria, i think that it must be much better
    i am feeling disappointment after 1 day

    and here in Belarus internet and traffic is expansive, so mobile TV, GPRS and sirfing i will be using as low-activity user

    good luck to everyone
    and lets be honest with each other
    this phone has many lacks, pity to know it now after purchase

  • Natallia_RB

    hello again from Belarus,
    today i got unlock code from at&t, it was easy
    i am glad
    i like this power toy much more now, at last i can accept calls!!!
    Any body can explain which memory card i need buy? i saw in shops many 4Gb and i didnt saw any for 32 Gb, lol, how they know it will be work if it is not selling yet?

  • Kim Weller

    I only buy Sandisk but I make suree I get a good deal on them as they are a little more expensive than some lower grade brands. I am running an 8Gig only because I couldn’t find anything bigger at the time. 8Gig seems to be alright. I will probably try to stuff it full with a 32Gb one when they are available and cheaper from Sandisk. Make sure they are microSDHC.

    It supports these formats: microSD, microSDHC, TransFlash, SDIO
    Supports memory cards with capacity of up to 32GB

  • http://Yajoo.ca Blackrose

    The tilt is a wonderful phone,I got rid of most at&t software and have put on many different softwares on it.I have used softwae from xda developers,win4 mobile,pocket emu,pocketables,and the tilt website.I have installed opera,htc audio manager,home plugin,cube and touchflo,kaiser tweak,live search ,ptt fix,Taskmanager,wizard retouch dialer,vista hide battery,hhc, wisebar and yahoo go.I live in Toronto Canada and my wife and have 1 tilt each.Putting on the software was easy and difficult I had to clear the storage many times b4 it took hold onto the tilt.Now the phone looks fantastic.So for the people that have this phone please appreciate it.In toronto it’s expensive but my service provider is excellent and I have unlimited data plan. I LOVE MY TILT.

    Blackrose

  • Mr. Huff

    Can you provide information regarding what ports are available on this item? No matter what web site I go to some specs, I fail to anything that detail the various ports.

    For example is there a USB port? Is there a video out or in port? Is there a headset plug in port? Where is the memory card inserted? Can the bluetooth be paired with an auxilary keyboard and mouse? Does the 3mp camera come with a flash? What other ports are available? Is the ram expandable? If so, to what extent? How do you go about deleting unwanted preloaded software? How do you go about adding software from a standard CD?

    I think I’ll stop for now but I will be very gratful for your reply.

  • Neil

    @Mr. Huff

    Wow dude that’s a lot of questions, but here goes;

    Mini USB port for charge/sync (can’t be used for connecting devices such as external hdd).

    The Micro SD card is inserted at the bottom of the device and is right beside the mini usb connector.

    Camera doesn’t have a flash, but is auto focus.

    No other ports other than the mini usb

    Neither the RAM nor the ROM are expandable.

    You just have to uninstall the programs one by one.

    The phone only runs Windows Mobile Applications, so most of those u will download, they will be installed through Microsoft Active Sync.

    Hope that helped you out and you weren’t just trying to be “smart” with all those questions.

  • Dre Banga

    Whats good from the Bay Area!

    Does anyone know a way you can watch youtube videos on here if you do please get at me ASAP!!! leave a reply then maybe we can exchange emails

    Thanks Dre Banga!

  • http://www.rediff.com uday

    great review dude… thanks a lot… I got all my doubts cleared and got all the points which I was eagerly waiting for… Thanks again Doug… n hey could you please tell me which one of the phones among the 8925 and iphone, is better?

  • Ragu

    Hey,
    For watching you tube in ATT Tilt,

    Follow the link, you can get info.
    http://wiki.xda-developers.com/index.php?pagename=FlashVideoBundle

    Installation instructions:

    1) If you already have TCPMP installed, uninstall it now.
    2) Install this version of TCPMP, linked below:

    PPC version
    Smartphone version

    3) Install FlashVideoBundle.CAB. This MUST be installed in the same location as TCPMP (Device or Storage Card)
    4) Soft-reset
    5) Go to Start Menu->Programs->Video Sites and start streaming!

  • aTilter

    This is a comment as much as it is a question. I've had this 8925 for almost 3 years now. I love it and all that it enables me to do – away from my home desk top. However, I've been noticing a discernible DIFFERENCE IN THE QUALITY OF THE PICTURES I have recently taken. They are decidedly not as clear as once were! Does anyone know how or where or whom I can contact so I can address this recent development? I would hate to relinquish my 8925 and the promotional plan it carries with AT&T to get something else!

  • aTilter

    This is a comment as much as it is a question. I've had this 8925 for almost 3 years now. I love it and all that it enables me to do – away from my home desk top. However, I've been noticing a discernible DIFFERENCE IN THE QUALITY OF THE PICTURES I have recently taken. They are decidedly not as clear as once were! Does anyone know how or where or whom I can contact so I can address this recent development? I would hate to relinquish my 8925 and the promotional plan it carries with AT&T to get something else!

  • madhouse

    i have one of these phones but i am not getting anything out of it no sound no camera.how do i go about fixing it

  • http://www.svpocketpc.com Pony99CA

    Try the following until you hit one that works.

    1. Check the volume level (that obviously won't affect the camera).
    2. Power off and on.
    3. Soft reset.
    4. Hard reset.
    5. Update/upgrade the OS (if possible)
    6. Take it to AT&T for repair.

    Note that #4, #5 and possibly #6 will mean you have to reinstall everything, so make sure you have a backup.

    Steve

  • http://www.svpocketpc.com Pony99CA

    Try the following until you hit one that works.

    1. Check the volume level (that obviously won't affect the camera).
    2. Power off and on.
    3. Soft reset.
    4. Hard reset.
    5. Update/upgrade the OS (if possible)
    6. Take it to AT&T for repair.

    Note that #4, #5 and possibly #6 will mean you have to reinstall everything, so make sure you have a backup.

    Steve

  • Joselle77

    can i ask..i have this kind of mobile but unfortunately i cannot open my contacts and calendar..i cannot dial/ call any number…meaning i cannot open applications connected to calendar or contacts..what will i do?the mobile is also hanging..can someone helo me by email joselle77@yahoo.com?thank you!

  • http://www.svpocketpc.com Pony99CA

    Have you tried a soft reset? If that doesn't work, remove and replace the battery. If that doesn't work, you may have to do a hard reset.

    Steve

    P.S. Posting your E-mail address is bad for two reasons. First, it will get you more spam. Second, asking for a private answer in a public forum is considered bad form.

  • http://www.svpocketpc.com Pony99CA

    Have you tried a soft reset? If that doesn't work, remove and replace the battery. If that doesn't work, you may have to do a hard reset.

    Steve

    P.S. Posting your E-mail address is bad for two reasons. First, it will get you more spam. Second, asking for a private answer in a public forum is considered bad form.

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