This phone is not manufactured by I-mate.. means its just branded as I-mate SPL . the oem is HTC...... Frankly speaking we cannot compare symbian & windows. both have their own pro's and cons. eg wm is more prone to hangups than symbian also most of the basic gsm sms usage like sending / receving business cards and ringtones doesn't work on wm ,on symbian it works. and the most imp most symbian phones are 3g enabled (not to consider HTC mteor, :P the only 3g wm phone without HSDPA). But windows has good Networking features , the inet access is faster if compared to the GPRS connection on symbian.
The earpiece of this phone is at one end of the phone and I had a hard time to adjust after using Nokia and Moto L7 phones. The volume is not good as well!
Hi guyz .
can any1 tell me if it is advisable to go for this ph. besides the shape(copied from l7) wat about its features and especially battery time.
it is available in the market and before going 4 it, i wanna make sure if im making a right choice.
I agree with the other post that asks "Where the F*** is EDGE?!?!" I mean come on iMate! I would have bought this phone if it at least had EDGE. Oh well, the wait continues for the next model.......
I ordered the phone in Holland, and here it has 64/32 rom ram :( Great phone tho
i heard the ROM/RAM is 64/32 instead of 128/64
Anyone knows if this is true?
Is i-mobile really copying Motorola? or are they the ORIGINAL manufacturer? dig a little deeper, you'll find some interesting things. ;)
i-mate should work hard on design and stop copying others. Another thing is that there is no option of infra port, wifi, edge or 3G, user wants functions not only mobile windows Operating System.
I like the phone, but just cannot accept absence of 3g, edge or wifi, plus lousy batery time(at least declared) and questionable keyboard ussage will probably make me turn off from this
Why are they all trying to copy Motorola L7's?, Even though I hate them motorlians, they have no right to copy?
i realy like the smart i-mate spl.
because its smartsness & his keypad.
this is first time that like this smart phone have reach features.
1.his ram capacity.
2.his memory. etc...
over all this is the best.
but can anybody tell me if pocket office can be installed on this hand set.....Looks like an amazing sleek, sexy set..but I must admit, it does look like a rip off from the motorola designs
if go to the imate home page and read the specs you will find out that this is one of the best smartphones available.
with the ecu3, the latest update for windows mobile 5.0 you get push mail & best of all A2DP stereo bluetooth support!
the camera of 2.0 mpixel is a bit outdated comparted to the 3.2 of the nokia n73, but otherwise the windoes smartphones are way ahead the symbian os nowadays.
i just bought the nokia n73 and compared to the qtek 8310 i also have it is much much slower, the symbian has not kept up with the graphics demand and freezes all the time, low memoery issues, very slow, and developers have given the red light to symbian s60 ver 3.0.
For example to look for a name in contacts on the a smartphone you just type the letters once on the keyboard, compared to the nokia or other phones which you still have to type 3 times the key 6 to get the letter "O" for example.
and many other small things...
so i think that once you try a smartphone you stick to one even though they are not at the very hi end of the technology camera wise.
looks sleik and sexy but flip is going out and slide is takeing over
Why is this phone so similar to Moto SLVR L7? Apart from that, the design is just way too common.