U2ND, the Dopod 818 Pro does have built in message alert tones. But only when. Check under Settings, Sounds & Notifications, Notifications Tab. You should be able to change it there.
By the way. The device is great. Had it for about the weeks now. Have configured to retrieve my GMail. Works well with GMail's POP access, don't have to use inbox stingy Hotmail anymore. However, don't try and run too many programmes at once. It's a PDA-phone damnit, not a full blown PDA like an Axim or and iPAQ. The battery life rocks anyway. Can't way for the next ROM update. It shold include AKU2.
This phone uses MMC, i just wondering wheter i can use SD card? will it work? Coz it's cheaper
any dopod 818 owner can tell me whether is there any default sms tone? if so how am i going to change it? i cant seems to change my sms tone, appreciate if can help.. thanks.
Cost in Saudi Arabia $800. It seems too high. Can anyone advise prices elsewhere in the world?
Worry about battery life, any one knows talk time and standby time hours?
it is realy nice phone and actualy i-mate is the second phone factory with high quality after HP
First day it's " SLOW " it takes 5 senconds or more delay between pressing buttons
iwant aske for the couler and for the internet ist possapile useing without charges
It looks like Imate have overcome their previous problems in earlier fones when they manufactured this one...does any owner of this fone find any serious problems with it?other than sync...I'm still buffled by the 65K colors :@ i heard it's a windows mobile 5.0 limitation thingie...byt whyyyy?!?! Pitty :(
I couldnt hard reset my device as per instruction in the manual. Please advise.
Besides that, everybody including me loves the device.
The device is great, but Im facing one big problem - for me at least - which is im unable to sync with my PC. Any suggestions?
Got this dopod818pro 10 days ago. Speed is as good as my old ipaq2210. there is a 2 scond lag on the initial start up of message application after turn-on, but is instantaneous thereafter. Battery life about 2.5 days with moderate usage phone/gprs/wifi. Call quality is great. Have not experienced any dropped calls.
grouses:- 1. does not have build in chinese input and characters.3rd party software slows down the PDA.
2. characters in messages are not sizeable. It is tiny especially with the chinese characters from 3rd party software
3. One hand operation for sms is not easy.
4. The manual is not comprehensive for advanced usage.
Overall it is a excellent piece of equipment. Highly recommended.
Jamin has a *Dual Core* processor and according to some comments it seems one core is dedicated to running the phone functions leading to a snappier performance.
So comparing a 200Mhz OMP processor to a 400Mhz ARM solely on their Mhz rating is far from accurate.
Why why why? Such a slow processor, 200 mhz compared to Imate Jam 412 mhz, and no 3G capability... Think progress, I mate, progress.. such a teaser!
the phone is excellent and also I am using tomtom gps and works great well done i-mate.
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Speed is less of an issue than I thought. It seems to be only the Message application that is slow.
Battery life: Charged 2 days ago and after 1 hour of phone calls, 15 minutes of light WiFi use, a few photographs and a bit of PDA clicking: 50% left.
That is quite satisfactory for me at least. 65k color screen is not an issue for me, I would need to be a professional to notice that it is not true color.
Two soft resets needed so far which is tolerable.
So all in all I would say Jamin is recommended as a PDA Phone.
Got my copy yesterday:
Speed is acceptable but be ready to wait around 2 seconds for some applications to start. (Messages application)
WiFI works great.
Call quality is good but not as loud as with "normal" phones.
Battery life seems to be good.
Phone functionality is good. Speed dialling works well.
As a PDA it is of course brilliant.
GPRS works well but connecting takes around 3 seconds.
The design is sturdy and although 150g it is quite pocket-able.
MMS works. Camera is good but the interface is not as good as on the Sony k750i.
Conclusion: If you want a PDA Phone with a good battery life then this is your phone.
If you first and foremost want a phone or a PDA to use as an entertainment device then look somewhere else.