Also the touch screen itself I find very responsive. In fact out of the HTC Touch, Xda mini s, and Glofiish M800, which I have owned, the Imate 8502 has the best touch screen of them all).
It seems to be made from more durable material than the usual touch screens but still manages to retain very good response from both finger and stylus. Best of the bunch! :)
Got it today and had a little play around with my new 8502.
To sart off, it feels like a nice solid phone one that feels like it has'nt been pulled out of a Chrismas cracker. It does'nt feel flimsy.
The navigation stick is not loose and the same goes for the buttons like the jog wheel etc...Even the stylus clicks firmly into place and takes some good force to take it out.
One gripe, is that they have placed the speaker at the back of the device.(Not a good idea if you have it sitting on your settie)
Would it have not been better to put them on the either side?
One issue I have is that when I connect my headphones to listen to Mp3's, it activates the voice dialing option, although not a major issue, it can be annoying at times.
That said, the sound quality with a good set of headphones is spot on, no faults there.
The volume through the loudspeaker is very good and it's loud and clear.
The memory card slot is just at the side behind the battery cover although you only need to remove the cover and not the battery to gain access to it. A down side is that it only takes up to 2gb mem card, forget anything higher than that.
What about the qwerty keyboard? Well, you'll get used to them. I find it better to type like I would if I was texting as opposed to the use of both hands.
The phone is fast when navigating through the menus and various apps
(faster than the Glofiish M800 and HTC Touch).
Overall, a nice phone and the best PPC I've owned...
Just ordered off Devicewire.(I strongly recommend them for service)...
Will get it tomorrow (paid for Saturday delivery).
They sell it factory unlocked/unbranded.
I will post a review about such things as Speaker quality, loudness, key responses etc over the weekend...
Device Wire has a lot in stock. I think may be they ship to international.
i want this phone!
when will be available, gsm says coming soon..
Does anyone know of the iMate OS comes in multiple mutiple languages? Is Italian an option? Any info on this woudl be great. Thanks
call your carrier using 611 or whatever it is free call to your company and then put the volume lowest as possible then switch into the camera while phone call is on and there will be no sound when taking picture.
imate freezes quite a bit as well as problems while you are on a call. no problems with that on i780. The battery life on i780 is amazing dont even need the other battery the imate's battery life is okay.
Why do you say that Samsung's i780 is better? I'm deciding between both devices. Please provide some of your input.
By the way, can the camera shutter sound of the iMate 8502 be turned off?
Rgds - MarioDH
imate 8502vs samsung i780. no question samsung i780. I had both dont absolutely no comparison. samsung hands down.
To all of you that already bought this how long the batery last before need to be charged?
annoyingly insensitive touch screen, stupid options set up, bulky weight and feel (in a bad way)
but everything else seems great.
For people with 8502 who wants SDHC support, download CAB/ZIP file from this forum. You need to be member but it is free.
the file is SDHC.777.cab.zip
I have used imate alot. They are only lack in touch screen software and sound quality. They introduced Qwerty keyboard thats gr8. Seems to be a best phone by imate.
If there ever had to be a perfect phone, this would be it - 10/10 !!! No complaints!