I received the following email from imate on Sept. 12.
Thank you for contacting Club i-mateTM Technical Support. Regarding your query, Please be informed that Ultimate 7150 is in testing and design stage. Please keep a regular check on our website site www.clubimate.com for further news and updates on the releasing date and the availability in the market.
Technical Support - i-mate™
Dont know why you say cancelled - Its listed with Mobile Planet and still shown on iMate website...
Looks like Bulverde and not cancelled. ;)
G5jg may be correct. I-mate may have cancelled the phone. If one peruses this site http://clubimate.com/t-devicedetails.aspx there is no mention of 7150 Ultimate although 6150 and 8150 are detailed. I tried the search function but it came to no avail. Furthermore i-mate have altered specs for the series. The colour palette is now only 65K and the processor has been changed from IntelBulverde to XScale.
does anyone know if i can hold this up to my head and talk like a normal phone? or is it via bluetooth only like the HTC Advantage? I use my bluetooth religiously but sometimes another person needs to use the phone and i dont like sharing my in ear bluetooth device.. eww.
this phone has been canceled...so no release date sry. check google
right now am using nokia-9500,i want to go for i-mate,since from last two months am waiting for ultimate7150.please can u let me know the relese date?bcoz still date is not confirmed i will go for nokia e90.i never used imate but i heard that ultimate is really ultimate. waiting for yr reply.
Yes, I can believe that I-mate divorced HTC probably on the groundsof irreconcilable differences!! I-mate decided to be adventurous and stretch the technical boundaries whilst HTC resolved to be conservative. One has only to peruse HTC'S TyTN II to see the dramatic dichotomy. I-mate implements more colour depth: 262K vs 65K. I-mate offers vivid VGA screens even on the 2.6 inch screen 8150 Ultimate. There is no HTC phone which has a three inch or less screen that has VGA res. XGA video out and FM radio are welcome additions on the I-mate. Too many of HTC'S products lack these features. Furthermore the I-mate has a faster and superior processor.
HTC used to produce i-mate, qtek, 02 (and more) but just recently i-mate left HTC. after leaving HTC, i-mate started producing a new series they called ultimate.
Want proof? look at old i-mate devices and compare them to old HTC devices. They are the SAME.
OK to clarify, HTC does not produce this product. Another company does, Since HTC has started producing its own brand and selling them directly to the market without any branding (re: Imate). Imate has been forced to look for other Original Developer Manufacturer.(ODM's) ie Quanta etc.
It also explains why the IMATE Ultimate series is so designwise so different to HTC's other products.
Is it true that HTC are the makers of i-mate?? If they are then it is obvious why the i-mate Ultimate series has not been released yet. HTC do not want competition with HTC TyTN, Shift and Advantage models. They want to test the market with these models before bringing out the "cavalry" ie the all powerful i-mate. The Ultimate series are still mouth watering because you receive lovely VGA resolution in relatively small screens. This is coupled to a fast reliable processor. I believe that this phone has a better spec than HTC TyTN II and I would rather have the 7150 any day!!
still they need to improve in this phone is Edge class like 296kbps, because most people will use this as substitute of laptop while travelling & 3G & HSDPA are not in many countries but edge in many countries. Now Nokia & Samsung are giving 296kbps slot in expensive models so if they want to give complete phone than must give 2.5G.
i hope that this imate phone will not going to have so much problems like the imate phones that has been released before. it has a very nice feature you can use but a little bit bulky.
hahaha it's your lost i-mate. I already bought another brand pda phone, because this way too long. you better hope I'm the only one customer you already lost.
Is there even a point to releasing this phone now? Compared to the TyTN II this phone looks like an antique, the rest of the mobile community has moved up to finger touch based phones with 3MP cameras while this one is still stuck in the past.
As we all agree why all this delay??? as proffecionals I-mate website is still announcing mid of 2007 we are in end of August!!! and no dealer knows anything about this phone whats going on!!!!? I think I-mate people should be more hounest in relaeasing any announcement if they do not commet to it, its not fair for all the i-mate lovers
The web site http://www.pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=721 has changed its message to day: The release date is now set to Oct. 2007, and there is no information about that the 7150 will be cancelled. Hopefully the former info was just a misleading rumor.