Never go for imate products. With in a month of buying ultimate 8150, it is giving me horrible time as the phone is losing signals even during conversation. Auto power off doesn't work at all and when I took the instrument for warranty repair, they want two working weeks to fix it since they have huge pile up of imate phones for repair. This proves the reliability. BTW I live in UAE
the phone cannot use the keypad alphabets to type a simple message....
you have to use the stick the all the time to write any sort of things anywhere!!!!
what if the touch screeen gets spoilt???
i mean the keypad is just for show?? and to dail numbers only?????
and i can't even upgrade the new windows.....!!!!
imate needs help!!! noika is far much better than imate though imate is windows based but it's pathetic!!!
No internel GPS,outer battery cover is glued.Battery gets heats very fast
i got one, it was fine at first since it was new i got excited when browsing it. yet, when time goes i experienced this what we called disadvantages of it. like, it easily get hangs up, low battery, low signal and wifi disconnect easily. same with other comments which i can testify its really really true what they said from above comments. however from a scale of 1 - 10 and ten is the highest i go for 7.
hi i have one and its not bad. but it could have been better at this price.
it sometimes hangs and i have to reset it again and again.
This is the worest set i ever bought.
Battery cover poor stick with like paper glue.
most of the time i loose my credit by placing a call and same problem for caller too i guess.
wireless network very bad all the the times unable to find net work connection while people using other brand mobile in my office can access easily network connection and the price of the set is less than half of my set and i feel ashamed.
Battery needs be charged daily even if you dont used any function.
I am planning to buy another set and keep this set in showcase, because i tried to sell at 60% less but nobody is offering. I am very much disappointed.
The battery gets down and gets hot too fast. Is there anyways for a longer use of battery in a day??
my phone just went bizzerk and now its in arabic .. how do i change its language settings ?? can anyone help ???
I just want to share my experience, please do not under any curcunstance buy this phone. i was amazed to find out only 3 weeks after i bought it that the battery cover was glued. what kind of company sales glued phone for £400? and the worst bit is that they are not willing to solve customers problems. all they want is your money and that's all. please avoid buying this phone.what i learnt from this is better spend extra £50 or so and get a branded phone where you can atleast get refund or support.
Anonymous, 13 Dec 2008I have bought one i-mate Ultimate 6150 in this January from a famous seller called Jarir Books... moreVery unfortumate Muhammad that u have this experience with your 8150. I am in saudi too and understood ur plight very well. Jarir will not help u, u need to visit one of the imate service centre depending where u are leaving in the kingdom. Mine was not recognizing memory cards and i got the mother board replaced thru free since it is still under WR. So I see no reason why yours should not be fix too. Good luck
I have bought one i-mate Ultimate 6150 in this January from a famous seller called Jarir Bookstore. Within three months from the date of purchase, this device is not recognising any SIM cards... i brought it to them and they were saying that its needed to be formated and reinstallation of software... after done such it was not working and was giving the same result. Although it was under warranty but the seller was refusing to do something or replace with another one, moreover they were saying that this in none of their problem and not recognising of SIM is not under warranty... my question to i-mate manufacturer is; SIM SLOT in not fixed as externally device that it will not be under warranty, if not then why i did purchase this expensive device for, to let my one month old baby to play with??? this is not a toy... i bouth it with three thousand Saudi Riyals... talk about the dealer here, they are the worst dealer i have ever found in the world... they dont treat byer humanly... their business strategy is like onetime business and use only... the i-mate user can't go on like this if the device is having many problems with... better to stop manufacturing and marketing this device in the world what is considered a great crime and cheat, please contact me back... my email address is (email@example.com) or call me to (+966 50 008 5489. I am Mr. Mohammed Anisul Hoque
every pocket pc have their own shortcomings. with regards to this ppc imate 8150, i have been using this for 3 months and it works just fine. here are what i have noticed:
CAMERA- the thing i love from this phone is the macro capability of the camera, however, the autolight adjustment is the problem. it doesn't adjust light in darker places. hence, you will be able to take a good clear picture in well lit places.
BATTERY- battery wen on standby mode runs up to a week! you won't believe it but i tested it! i added some advance configuration from xdadev and some adjustments to the power settings as well as unchecked the receive data in incoming. i even tried it playing mp3's and works just fine. but IN NORMAL USE, BATTERY RUNS 2 DAYS MAX, CALLING & TEXTING.
SPEED/CONNECTION- this phone runs fast. however, due to its high resolution screen. it automatically adjusts its speed when it should use more or not.i have tested 8150's Wifi and its fast, used it in browsing using "Oper@" browser (cant use d entire word) for ppc.
SCREEN- one of the best things i also like is the VGA SCREEN of this ppc! it has clear distinct sharp LCD for graphics.
APPLICATIONS- there are hundreds of useful applications for pocket pc! and few of those are medical dictionary, nursing books, browser and a lot more!
XGA OUT- on of the best feature this phone have and one to beat! try it yourself in a projector or LCD monitor.
THINGS I HATE-
1. long respond time every time i turn on the phone from its standby mode.
2. no update driver for the graphics processor. nvidia should have updated!
3. back cover lock if not taken care of easily peals of.
SO FAR THATS ALL...
Kuwait User, 30 Oct 2008i have been using this 8150 for the past 2 months...no probs at all...even the battery issue i... moreThe 8150 is quite a nice handset, however I experienced the same problem. At times the handset seems to get extremely hot.Low batery life definately. Can not put contacts into groups
i have been using this 8150 for the past 2 months...no probs at all...even the battery issue is not coming up....just use the Stand-By mode always, so that the screen gets switched off and battery is saved...u wont believe it, but my 8150 ran without charging for 3 full days!!...it all depends on how much time u use it..only issue i found was that it hangs at times when no range is found...just hangs!!..cant press n activate any button..only solution that time is to remove the battery n restart it...sob..sob.. :((