http://www.pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=721 says now that the Ultimate 7150 is cancelled! Is this true?!
Waiting Waiting & Still Waiting For this Ultimate Series to be Launched
The somewhat extended size of the Ultimate 7150 is JUST one of the reasons why I would prefer it. The E90 has been too small, especially the keyboard. The size is about comparable to a Nintendo DS, and IMO there is NO PROBLEM of using this as a phone up to the ear.
This is simply a beauty in design and size!
Portability, portability, portability!! At 110mm in length and 74mm in diameter, when making calls it will resemble holding a loaf of bread to your ear!! The 74mm diameter makes this phone fat and highlights a design fault. If they had made the phone widescreen with an image aspect ratio of 16:9 (with wide-VGA res ie 800*480 pixels) the diameter would have been smaller than 74mm thereby making the phone easier to hold in the hand. Instead I-mate have given us a 4:3 ratio with VGA res. I am really hoping that the keyboard will be tactile and responsive because I do alot of fast typing on the phone and I have found T9 to be too slow and inaccurate. Windows mobile have to move up to 16M colour screens to take full advantage of the new crop of high res phones. 18 bit 262144 screens makes high demands on the processor and battery but is only marginally better than 65556 colour screens. WM may as well find a way to increase processor speed and attain 24 bit 16M colour screens.
Look at this part of a mail response from I-Mate Technical Support today:
Thank you for contacting Club i-mate(tm) Technical Support. As per your query, be informed that there is no exact date for release of i-mate Ultimate Range but I can give you a rough estimate.
i-mate Ultimate 5150 and i-mate Ultimate 9150: Early 2008
i-mate Ultimate 6150, i-mate Ultimate 7150 and i-mate Ultimate 8150: This September.
Last prevision on www.pdadb.net september 200 and 7 thus this year ;-) Hope it'll be the last update.
I hope also that people from I-Mate are also reading this lines...
I love i-mate phones. currently am uisng K-Jam , but really looking forward to buy this ultimate 7150, but when is it going to realese.. by the way need opinions about what to buy if you have choice between Apple i-phone and i-maye ultimate 7150.. rgds
I used alot of PDAs but Really I-mate is the best especially in features & facilities , please contact me bisherh to exchange programs ,my e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org .please
this phone is like a roket,if you live in the middle east you don't need a gps,it got every thing any one need in phone,i am an i-mate user long time ago,and my phone now is jasjam.thanks i-mate for the new coming models especialy the ultimate 7150.
What is "Direct Video Out XGA" showed at:
alright. no more waiting for me. this way takes to long. I'll spend the money on other phones. bye bye i-mate
Please send manual for i-mate Ultimate 7150.
Because I want to know about that.
With best regards,
Why isn't it yet released 6 months after the announcement?. is it true that it will only be available in the US market locked to a certain network ? in a recent visit to Dubai, mobile shops seem like never heard about it nor any other Ultimate