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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!!!!!
very interested in buying one of these.Any usa users who use it with cingular?
Is it hard to get the settings for this phone meaning the sms,wap,mms settings?
very interested in buying one ,please let me know the pros and cons of this.
can u put mp3's and convert dvd movies on this?Like i can with sw\e p910 please e-mail me and let me know.thanks
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The battery life is average to poor if the backlight is on for all uses.
Yes it is only 64 Mb memory. A 2Gb SD card helps that. But many of the programs i use are not compatible with an SD card location using MS WM 5.0. Charging from the USB occurs while syncing, but is much slower than the mains power charger supplied. The lack of a sync/charger cradle is a significant problem as charging is not fast enough for a quick boost charge if mobile for most of the day.
I have used the JASJAR in Australia for about a month now.
Yes, a 2Gb SD card works fine in the JASJAR.
The 520 MHz procesor is a major improvment for speed hungry software (Mobipocket, etc)
Can't comment on whether MMS works - I never use it.
Battery life is not very good - down to
hi all, i bought i-mate jasjar but i am not able to send and recieve fax .. can u please help in the same regard...thanks a lot.
No, that is not a good way to start fresh with your phone, XP, uses different data basics than the mobile Windows.
To others that are interested in buying this phone, think it over, this phone is kind of heavy, I prefer a BenQ P50, basically the same exact thing but different Windows Base, yes the same thing, Intel Bulverde!
Is it possible to convert a Windows XP Application to Windows Mobile 5.0 that JASJAR uses?
does anyone no where i can get applications for this fone for free
Hello fellow techs and gadget people.Just wanted you to know how well or bad the Imate jasjar,qtek9000,mda pro iv has done .Its been over a two months of hard intensive use in the USA.Cant believe this thing,construction,reliability,functions to use by choice such as the wireless manager are beyond great!.Ofcourse their can always be improvements as technology increases.
Overall the imate jasjar has done 9+ in all areas, especially the keyboard and software @5.0 with no problems at all.I use the imate jasjar for college note taking along with everything else.I own two notebook laptops and will shortly sell one.
Remember to get yourself a carry pouch from PDA accessories for safe belt wearing and it does look great.Other than pricing, which I know will be at around $ 899.00 by april of 2006, since you can currently purchase one as I did for $1,000.00 new.
Any questions please e-mail me @ email@example.com
It would be nice if Qtek 9000 ,imate jasjar or O2 xda execu will include features like 6mp camera , video recording at 30 frames per second & a screen with 16 million colour like Xcute dv2 with there current other specification in their advance version .
And it should increase its processor speed 520 to 640 just like HP & Dell PDA & increse it memory to 128mb . And it should include inbuilt GPS receiver also like Mitac A700 .
Then it will be the best Pda ever no other brand can compete with it . It will be a complete PDA with all features and specification .
I notice that those who can't afford to buy one seem to say nasty things about it. Couple of my friends who have one say nice things about it.
C'mon guys this is a forum, be reasonable and state what your experiences are with the product or even your friends, but do not condemn it when you never had a chance to use it or even see it.
hi guys, i have the wil to buy jasjar but some people are with others are aginst so for the people who are against what are its disadv.
untill now nobody gave me a good reason not to buy it
i bought an imate jasjar. design and functions was pathetic. i sold it off and bought an imate pda2 which was amazin and with the rest of the money bought an nokia n90
Hi guys if any had used the JasJar plz tell me is it good or!!! and did he have a WLAN in it,, thanx ,,