so... it's a phone that's packed with fetures. if people are grumbling about about size and weight, they should go and buy a razor. personally, i like slightly heavier and bigger phones. you remember it's in your hand and there is less of a tendency to drop it.
i don't really care much about the thickness of the 8150 increasing. i just want to know if and when this unit will be released.
I already posted this before about other ultimate model http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2007/02/27/is-i-mate-misquoting-dimensions-on-its-ultimates/50 And if they lied about that one,its mean its gonna be the same story with this.
and just to remind. I-mate site mention that the dimensions and specifications can change ;)
Its a dirty trick from i-mate to bring attention. And later on ,just before sale ,they'll say-"Oh sorry,our phone just swollen overnight" )))
Check out the video on youtube for the Ultimate 5150 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMFABXaACdI
Imate 8150 = 94 x 50 x 11 mm
Gigabyte t600 = 110.5 x 55.5 x 18.5 mm
And by the way the size of the imate 8150 is no joke either! msmobiles had an article and a PDF dowload for the whole ultimate series and it looks like this one is really going to be as slim as 11mm.
iam very like to to i-mate phone iam using the i-mate k-jam but when this phone is launched will buy this phone i love this phone & features
I've just checked the I-mate site and on there they mention that the dimensions and specifications can change!
11mm thickness seems very unlikely. Just look at the other devices in the Ultimate series... the 6150 for example is 15.7mm in thickness, and just have a close look at it.
8150 looks very similar to me in terms of thickness compared to the 6150.
Of course its very hard to tell from pictures so we'll have to wait for i-mate to comfirm this.
As for a release date, I wouldnt wait for this over the Nokia N95. I think it'll be a good few months yet before these devices are released! The Nokia N95 on the other hand is already out!
If all goes well then i-mate should be back in business with these devices and the best thing about it is that they are not manufactured by HTC :-)
As far as looks n features is concerned,it really rocks,but how far it can live upto the expectation can be said only after using it.Do anybody have the idea,when it is going to be launched.
I wonder what the cost will be! You may be better off getting a pda phone on contract e.g. the xda orbit by 02 -- pay over 12-18 mths, and get GPS, WiFi, SatNav.
yeah, the REAL dimensions of this phone will be similar to 6150 & 5150 that is around 118 x 60mm (height x length).
This phone is waiting on a price. if the price range is acceptable it will kill all other phones. Nokia go to h***...
SP, I don't think weight will be an issue with this phone. It's sheer size that concern most people. I have a Asus p525 that weighs 160 grams and the dimensions are bigger than the 8150. So unless IMATE decides to drop a hard drive belonging to a desk top inside the 8150, i expect it to be at or under 160 grams..
I guess folks at i-mate have realised that their major let down is the weight. That's precisely why they have left out that small little detail on their website! True, with an impending launch of a slew of hi-tech phones packed with features, the early bird will definitely get the worm !
well this is ' THE ' smartphone. it outdates every phone in the market, if lauched timely.
Well, it's official. The Nokia N95 has started shipping. If i-mate doesn't hurry up and give some type of date or price, we'll be forced to stick with N95. I just hope someone can come up with a bit more detailed specs (A2DP?; Microsoft Pocket Office?). If anyone knows the answers or where to find them, PLEASE SHARE! THANX!