The JasJar experience in Aruba.
I consider my self a high-end and very demanding mobile user. Also known as a road warrior. My buying cycle of a new mobile device is once a year in the month of December. I always start doing my research and comparisons on features/specs of brands and models 3 months before. For the last 3 years I had my focused on the Sony Ericssons P series smartphones. Because their functionalities always met my requirements. I owned all of them from the 800 to 910 and I must say they all really served me very well. This year my requirements increased much more and got more demanding especially for my next year's projects, that I was even considering in just buying a PC laptop and keep my SE P910i and combine the best of both worlds. But I wasn't happy with the idea at all, since I will need to get used to the extra equipment and weight. Well in early September I read the announcement of the i-mate JasJar and couldn't believe it, it is exactly the type of device I need!! Powerful enough to get all my things done without the need of the additional PC laptop.
So I placed the order immediately together with a Jabber 800T BT headset, 2Gb SD card and the Piel Frama executive carrying case that has compartments for 2 SD cards, 2 credit cards and a money holder, which now also replaced my wallet.
One less thing to carry around.
My experience with the JasJar.... It's a master piece of a device, the screen is very nice and sharp. the keyboard is a blessing, typing of emails and text messages is so easy. On my 8 hours flight to Europe - Holland I could work on all my reports in mobile word and excel and listen to my mp3s and watched some video clips just like on a regular PC laptop. Wi-fi worked without problem on all the hot-spots in Aruba and Holland and I also tried UMTS it works great and was very fast, Video phone also did very well no complains. I didn't take my digital camera this time, since 1.3 mega pixel works for me. Internet experience is good with pocket IE, but can be much better with a more advanced browser like opera. As a phone I must say without a BT headset with caller id the JasJar is useless, since it doesn't has an external display to show who is calling without opening it and it looks so big and foolish at your face during conversation. Besides those short comings it's a full fledge cell phone just like any other high-end one.
Overall performance is acceptable. I like the flash rom approach, because after landing in Holland the batteries got fully drained and I didn't loose my data. Windows Mobile 5 looks very stable to me, I didn't experienced any crash yet. For desktop connectivity I use pocketMac Pro to synch between my Macintosh and the JasJar, no problems there.
I must say the JasJar is not for everybody, it is especially made for demanding mobile user that needs more pc functionalities in a mobile device and sacrifice portability of a common cell phone. So please don't complain on it's size and weight if you are looking for just a razor thin cell from motorola.
Anyways for now the JasJar will keep me busy on the road till the end of next year again when I'm ready to seek for his replacement.
Sunny regards from Aruba.
I don't know why this is phone is exactly the same as the o2 and the o2 has better rating than this one????
i wonder something about this device...
Spesifications are wery vell Are there any person who know mp3 quality of imate PLS ANSWER MY QUESTİON
Another taiwan products which labeled with English... Come on produce your own thing! This is Dopod man...
If your in a rural area, dont get this phone.(for Cingular). The 850 is a NECESSITY for CINGULAR!!! Moreover, if you are in a city, you can get this phone no prob.
Please can anyone tell me which one is better JASJAR or K-JAM and Why? coze I really wanna bye one of them .The problem that both of them are new and similar to each other !!!
Omo men .. dis tin no bad o. D fone natty men. This phone aint bad. I think you should get it ..
To TassosTS - I think it is just a matter of personal preference on which OS to pick.
Does the internet function support "pop-ups" on this PDA? For example, when you log into your internet banking, you get a security pop-up to enter your password etc, but alot of PDAs do not support pop-ups. Thanks.
well, I bought a JasJar some weeks ago. If you are detrmined to buy a beautiful toy, then buy the QTEK 9000. Why? Go to the JasJar forums, and you will understand why, after reading everyone's comments on company support! On the other hand, if you want a USABLE, REAL phone, do NOT buy anything with other than Symbian Phone (Like SonyErricson P910i).
This one is the best go buy it immediately! JASJAR is great!
I've just purchased a jasjar - is there anyone in Kuwait who can help with loading it with all available software. If so pls get intouch.
PS-in particular if u can convert xp programs to 5.0.
more than 80% windows mobille os pda fones made by htc.
To: Senna I have it with cingular and the phones works great because it use ATT antenas
OK. I am not sure how great this is for the Cingular network as it is using 850 rather than 1900. This PDA/Phone doesn't support 850 as far as I know. Please correct me if I am wrong. I always had problem with the 1900 phones on the 850 Cingular network. BTW, I just got a HP 6515 and it is probably one of the better PDA/Phone I have used in a long while. Cheers to all!!!
The phoe is excellente, the setting you can get it when you register in www.clubimate.com and the phone works great on cingular because you are using ATT antenas. if you need anything you can email me to: email@example.com
In brief - I like it . . . A lot!!
In depth - over 3 years ago I bought the Orange-branded i-mate smartphone, and was somewhat disappointed in it (battery life, screen size when using the apps, weight, bulk) but I stuck with it for a long time as it was the best of it's kind back then.
Then I moved on to the first i-mate PDA (again Orange branded). This was a huge improvement, but still not all I had hoped it would be. Later models didn't offer a great deal more so I stuck with the PDA.
Then came the JASJAR.
I got one on the 1st of November, and it's as much of an advance as the smartphone was over my first phone (So basic it hurts to remember it!). The weight is about as far as I would like to go with a phone, but with a bluetooth earpiece that's no biggy.
The VGA screen is superb, any higher resolution and you'd need a magnifying glass to read anything, and the colour depth is absolutely right. It's not a laptop, it's a PDA with enough screen to do your stuff while away from your PC. Having said that it would be nice if the screen were physically larger, but then the device would have to be bigger too since the screen's height is as close to the edge as possible already.
The lack of a cradle is a good thing because I can now carry the less bulky USB sync/charge cable to plug into anyone's spare USB port if I need to charge the battery, although a full charge is more than enough for a day's PDA usage (however, use the Wi-Fi and it drains power much faster). The inclusion of a spare battery and a car charger in the box would have been nice.
The keyboard is the biggest I've seen on any kind of phone. I dismissed the Blackberry immediately from my shopping list purely on the (de-)merits of the keyboard. I like the fact that I don't need to hold the shift key to type capitals, just tap it and only the next letter is upper case. Same for the Function key.
The camera is the same resolution as my first digital camera, which I still use as it's good enough for 'happy snaps'. If you want a massive pixel count you're also going to want optical zoom, wide angle, extreme close-up, etc, etc, in order to do the thing justice. I HATE the lack of a lens cover however!! This is unpardonable in my view.
Audio: Ringtones aren't as loud as I would like, but the volume whilst in a call is very good. The stereo speakers are tinny, as you would expect from something that small, but they are excelent when used as a speakerphone. Did I say stereo? Well yes, inasmuch as there are two of them. I haven't unpacked the headphones yet, so can't comment on their quality, but if they're as good as the original PDA then they'll do nicely, thankyou.
I used MSN messenger on the original PDA a great deal to chat to various members of my family living abroad so it's absence is a pity, but I understand that it can be purchased from Microsoft, so no biggy there either.
Video calls are, in my opinion, a gimmick. I've seen it in action and am not overly excited at the prospect of seeing a tiny, jerky image, or the break-up of the audio; especialy when both parties talk at the same time. This is a generic comment, as I haven't used the JASJAR in this way.
Wi-Fi is amazing. I have a wireless router at home, and allthough in a race there was a noticeable difference between the JASJAR and my laptop, the improvement over GPRS download times is remarkable so the addition of Wi-Fi is well worth the power drain it incurrs.
The JASJAR excels at what it does, and as such I'm extremely happy with it. Except for that missing lens cover!!!!!