The rumours were true: Cingular has announced the UMTS/HSDPA-enabled Cingular 8525 Pocket PC device for release on November 16. The 8525 is a rebadged HTC Hermes.
The 8525 is powered by Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 with Direct Push Technology and a 400MHz processor. It features a sliding QWERTY backlit keyboard, 64MB RAM and 128MB ROM, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, a 2.8-inch QVGA screen, a microSD slot, Bluetooth 2.0 and a 2MP camera and secondary camera for video calling.
The 8525 will be available for $399.99 and up (depending on contracts). You’ll be able to find more information when Cingular launches http://www.cingular.com/8525.