Ok, when i first got my PDAL i was really excited and happy with it, after a few months, the PDAL started screwing with me; it freezes whenever it wants, when someone calls, it freezes, when i try to open a program it freezes. I rebooted it like a million times and i still have the problem. My advice, dont buy it, it stinks big time.
Do not buy imate products in India. Their service is terrible. I tried resolving my problem with the touch screen of the PDAL and despite my repeated efforts at reaching them, they have not been bale to resolve them. And nor are they offering a replacement to the phone, especially given that their support centre has acknowledged that there are problems with the imate PDAL
I'd give it a 8/10 based that I paid $340 for it. I am a long time Ipaq owner and have been tweaking Windows CE/2003/Mobile for a while. I am aware of the limitations and this phone has many of them. The first thing you need to install is a program manager that let's you close applications easily. I use Magic Button. It's a bit old but does the job very nicely. Next, remove I-Mate configurator from start up if you don't use it. It stops nagging about operator names and probably saves some memory too. When you have closing programs down sorted out the phone becomes a lot more usable as a PDA. Now I have to admit, the phone interface is ok but I can see straight away that buttons would be good. I have not had any issues with the touch screen yet and even with my big thumbs, but it just doesn't feel right.
As a PDA it is slow, but the size and communications capabilities make up for that. I use TomTom Navigator 5 and it copes nicely while on the phone! Even Skype works well.
Now the things I don't like...... The video capture is poor. Stills are OK but you won't be throwing away your digital camera. Playing back video in Media player is awful. MP3's are OK. It also lacks a backup utility. Now for what I hate the most.... ready?... the finish is slippery and I know that I will be dropping it all over the place.
All in all I am pleased with it and would certainly buy it again. If you are not an Windows Mobile/PDA user this may not be true for you. From what I've seen of the I-Phone it is not anywhere as elegant. The big plus is all my Windows Pocket PC apps work.
Does anyone use it for VOIP calls by skype or yahoo? does it work for computer to computer i mean free calls n skype out calls or any other phone which might be better then this for VOIP calls. please suggest i m in fix
Okay, I bought one. Almost didn't reading the write ups about it. BUT I'm happy, it is a little bit slow but I have a lot of other apps loaded. Overall, if you want a phone that has proper business capabilities without being the size of a small car this is the one. Oh yes, looks really good too.
this phone is not worth it, it has a very severe network problem and voice reception quality is poor, hangs very frequently.
I am a PDA user for more than 5 years (SE P800, SE P900). I have just bought this device for the WiFi option and also WM, but the device is slow, wifi connection has a serious conflict with the system, after using wifi, if the device lost the network for any reason such as going out of coverage area, it will never ever find it again until you do a hard reset and also it has bunch of other problems. For sure you won't be satisfied by buying this junk.
Imate JAMA has SAMSUNG SC32442X 300MHz processor
its faster whn compared to PDAL 200MHZ processor
Please don buy this PDAL
if ur looking for PDA frm Imate thn opt JAMA
i mates only best phone, jama is cheap cost jus 16000, whn compared to all othr PDA jama is quiet good filled wid tons of features, But it lacks WiFi, ny way other than this JAMA is dressed to impressed, it has 2 speakers, good sound effect .all office suits needs wid 2 Mega pixel cam
can any1 plz tell me frm where i can upgrade my ROM for i-mate pdal..???
Please do not buy any version of imate phone till they come out with a clear upgrade strategy. this is the only vendor who does not announse any upgrade from windows mobile 5 to 6 for existing customers.
Even if you buy windows mobile 6 how can you expect an upgrade to future version.
i purchase i-mate pdal just one week back. suddenly language changes from english to arabic. i try to change alot. pls. help me
I buy this Imate days ago.
First day I feel it is weak, but after going deep on it.......I do Realy Love it.
What I dislike in it is its 200 MHz processer, even so I didnt notice any lag on it till now.
Horrible Life time Phone
I fell in this rate I could have bought the O2 XDA ATom itself only a little more costlier, or I could have gone in for E31 from Nokia or the Samsung Blackjack or I600 from Samsung are much better
please don't go into this mobile
i though i need windows mobile and a touch screen so went in for this phone but never ever do the same mistake as mine go in for Nokia E61i or Sony P990i those are much better.
hey....can u guys gimme any link for free antivirus softwares for windows mobile......thnks...
well , i just bought PDAL, its not a dream machine,i got following problems
A)Fonts are so small,if your eyes arent 6x6 then u dont need to buy
B)sound Quality is power,specialy Alaram setting and Phone bell.
C)sync function is horible , keep all backup before connected with your PC.otherwise it will delete all your computer data specialy microsoft outlook.besides,option for setting sync is very limited.
I was the user of Sonyerricson P800,that machine is better then this PDAL,but the problem with sony is they arent using MS window programe .