This is a phone that I have been waiting for. Lets hope it becomes available commercially very soon! The 8502 is definately on my christmas list.
I mate change the look of this 2 handset,it is good.It hold good business support. This handset is push mail support.Can I use Blackberry service in this handset. Kindly replay.
Of course once again I-Mate has done something unique and special by presenting such a well featured smart phone which I have enthusiastically waiting for.The design is great and features are really excellent in fact every thing is A1.Thanks any way.
I think imate is serious this time about the release. They have completely revamped their website and two additional ultimate sets are also being released, the 6150 and 8150. Check it out at www.imate.com.
I've stopped drooling over i-Mate phones that exisit only on paper. I was willing to buy one despite dubious support services, but now I'm scared proper!
I'm thinking the prices will be USD 700 ish for the 8502 and USD 900 ish for the 9502
The 9502 reminds me of the Sidekick 3/LX. I like the features but then again those are the same as the HTC Kaiser / TYTN2; but it would probably cost more.
As far as i'm aware WM can only display 64k colors so why do they keep advertising their devices capable of 262k? I'm pretty sure when their Ultimate range was 1st announced it was claimed the screens were VGA capable of displaying 262k colors.
I really the form factor of the 9502 and some of its specs too like the VGA screen.
the features are very good, 8502 looks like blackberry pearl a bit and 9502 looks a lot like sony ux50/ux1xn umpc's. still, if the prices are good, then they have a good chance of sales
The 8502 keypad/softkeys arrangement has gotta be the ugliest I've seen yet.
Were were this Imate phones past months??? all the after service got stuck,how we can trust on them anymore?? they had some good models by the support of HTc harware..but now??? what will be the quality??? will this be welcommed? people got mad or what?
PS: They really went overboard with the 8502. Navi-joystick, scroll wheel AND stylus.
Another brick from imate lol. I had the Jasjar and I know how that feels in a pocket :P. However, the VGa screen is great and the 9502 actually looks decent, if a bit sidekickish.
I think they will actually release these, the previous ultimate line was gawdy and stayed work in progress long enough to become obsolete. Notice this one is black as opposed to offwhite, same as the recently released VGA JAMA. Any idea who is manufacturing these sets?