I just spoke to the company I have ordered my 6150 through and he Ultimate will be launching the first week of February with the updated ROM that corrects the battery issue. It has a 1500mah battery so it has to be a software fix. The price of $850 is high as well, the 6150 is available through authorized dealers at a price as low as $695 and the 8150 at $725. Mobile Planet is not authorized and taking advantage of thier import ability to make consumers pay more for the devices.
Does anyone know if it supports microSDHC?
Dying to buy this!!Waiting for it to hit Australia
Hope you all are doing great in your life.
Anyways, this is just to let you that this PDA is available all over middle-east.
I've compared this phone with its most common rivals,the HTC tytn II,the HTC tilt 8925 and the O2 atom life..In my opinion,this is the best looking phone,easiest to handle....but guys,,CAN ANYONE PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO BUY IT FROM THE STATES????
guyes, go some where els. I MATE is playing games.they could not make this phone or any other 4 almost a year now.
Local price for this model is $850, a little too expensive for the specs and frankly don't see how they can expect users to pay that much for such little features. Specially when HTC's Tytn II is being offered for $880. I would prefer getting the touch screen and tilting keyboard. But, real problem is the support/warranty for both these brands in the region.
I just created a site for the Ultimates:
It's only a scratch with news, wiki and forum !
Please join and contribute. I will select some admins at the beginning of the next year.
Also please send in suggestions !
The battery issue discovered by i-mate happens intermittently only in North America and is currently being fixed in software.
MPEG4 [h.264] and WMV videos will play through the XGA output and will scale to 1024x768.
These devices are available for purchase now in the Middle East and will be available soon in other markets.
On monday 17 dec.07 i will receive my 6150. The dealer inform me that the phone is imported in Romania, and on Monday (or Thursday) it will be shipped to me.
i can\t believe that you cannot play any movie file trough the xga-out. can anyone confirm that except the pc magazine, cause i saw a clip on the internet and they were watching on line tv on a lcd tv using the i-mate 6150.
Bye bye Imate and farewell. From the Pocket PC Magazine report Imate that says:
"You won't be able to buy the 6150 for another month or so because of a battery malfunction that i-mate and I discovered at about the same time—I got abysmal battery results on both my 6150 and 8150 test units. The company claims the problem will be fixed by mid-January."
seems that our friends after one year from launch discovered that they have a major problem.
the review: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2704,2230770,00.asp
I now have to decide onto the X800, Flame or G900 as an alternative.
the phone is already out in dubai a few days ago. i bought it and it is great and it has a secondary camera unlike the specs in gsm arena.
In Romania it will be released on 15th Dec.07, at a price of 640 Euro. I guess it's an approximative release date for all over the world.
To the Chairman
Customers are ready to pay some more if you upgrade the phone with little bit more like 256K color, 4+ MP camera, GPS ect...
No GPS, 64k color and 2GB memory capacity limitation. Why they do not manufacture with the all available technology
Please make the imate 6150 with atleast 4MP camera with flash and please make this product in the market before Christmas.
Imate Chairman says, 6150 is not in the market for problem. Is it the reason that is taking time to launch? Phone like Imate features, should have atleast 4 MP camera. The website http://www.welectronics.com/gsm/Imatemain.html says the price is US$695. How they determine the price is the phone is not in the market? My question is with US$695, am I getting only 2 MP camera without Flash... Dont understand if it is worth