I have had my Imate 9502 (on Oz Telstra network) for about 3 months now, for the first month it was painfull
- Running slowly
- Need for constant resets
- Memory rapidly dissapearing
however I made the decision to hard reset it. What I found our is that if there is an SD card in it (which there was) when it rebooted it reset with all the Telstra rubbish that semi-locked the device to the Telstra portal (you had to switch the Telstra proxy off previously to use IE on other sites or use WiFi!).
Unbelievable difference, soft re-set once week now to recover memory leak (Windows problem)I have SPB Mobile Shell sitting over the top and I must admit this is one of the nicest phones I used in a long time. Still a few shortcomings.
- Battery life one day with moderate to heavy use.
- GPS great but needs external 12v to spare battery.
- Camera can be flaky
- 2Gb SD sucks!
The VGA out works suprisingly well and teamed with a bluetooth mouse and keyboard I have a fairly good mini notebook. Without Calligrapher works well for consistant written input.
Would like to see a few more peripherals for this phone like a docking station that also charges a spare battery, although I think third party peripheral manufacturers will focus more on the big sellers Ipones , Nokias etc.
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2008needs 16 M color screen windows mobile is limited to 65k
Guys i just walked in and notice that,ultimate 9502 seems great at first sight but somthing sluggish in performance. aint it? realy true?
its all about its OS (WM6)??
Other one..is it possible to upgrade its OS to WM6.1??
last one.. is it its keyboard marginally useless becouse of its smalness?
Anonymous, 04 Jun 2008try here: http://www.divx.com/mobile/requirements.php tanx for your help.
my problem not solve.i am unhappy & download DIVX player form your suggestion link ,but doesnt solve problem of display of 9502.this play aviformat frame by frame yet!!
please help me.because TV out without avi format is useless!!!!
People plz dont buy imate ultimate 9502..i bought this mobile 2monthz agoo.very slow,most of the time mobile get hang so i'v to reboot.memory card never work properly..God..itz one peace of s***t
Guys, when you look at the specs of the HTC Touch Pro and the I-Mate Ultimate 9502, which one would you prefer and what would be your reasons. When doing this, please do consider the specs explained in both of the Brands Websites in terms of functions and customizations.
Am seriously thinking of either the two and I can't make up my mind, since I need to upgrade my Phone.
Your comments and suggestions here are welcome very much.
I purchased my 9502 (with a view to use it on the 3 network) 5 days ago from a local Melbourne person who had put an ad for it on the Gumtree web site. It's Telstra branded with Telstra' logo at the back and a few Telstra apps installed. I'm currently using my Telstra prepaid 2G SIM on it. Here are my experiences with the phone:
1. Went to the 3 shop to enquire a plan. The guy in the store inserted his SIM (of 3) in my phone and the phone didn't get any signal. He said the phone wasn't compatible with the 3 network! I had to leave the shop without getting a 3 SIM card.
2. Internet doesn't work with Wi-Fi. It connects to my home wireless network but there's no data activity. I'm yet to determine if it's a prob with my home Wi-Fi or the Telstra apps (like Telstra Proxy Manager)that are pre-installed.
3. Got the GPS working with TomTom6 last night. Followed the instructions given in the forum: http://forums.imate.com/m_1817/mpage_1/key_/tm.htm#2218
4. Installed TCPMP (formerly Betaplayer) ver 0.72 RC1 and tried to view a .AVI movie and found that the video was choppy and played almost frame by frame. From the players options I found that the movie with 24FPS was being played only at 5 - 7FPS with 90% of the frames being dropped. This discovery made me extremely angry as my old i-mate PDA2K EVDO CDMA phone (used only as a PDA now with the Telstra CDMA network shutdown) plays the same movie flawlessly.
5. Windows Mobile 6 freezes occaisionally.
I still haven't gotten around to try out the VGA out functionality with the phone.
I would really get my money's worth if I could see the following changes on the phone:
a) Ability to read SDHC cards
b) Better video driver(s) or the ability to play DivX movies without choppy video
c) Ability to upgrade the OS to WM6.1
The phone though being heavy in the pocket feels weightless if worn around the hip and is alright (so far!) apart from the above issues.
andy, 03 Jun 2008hi, im thinking about getting the 9502,but concerned about the GPS ability, as it doesnt use a... moreGPS chips are there but as there is no software - no navigation capability - Sensis (whereis) is expeted to release mapping service in a few months. Until then it just adds weight
I have a new 9502 - 2 days old
was sold on ability to use internet over 3g AND through a wifi connection
But it appears Telstra has actually tried to lock down use of IE to their network. They certainly will not provide any support for connecting to internet over wifi and direct you to imate who are confused by the fact that it appears you cannot change settings as they would expect.
At this stage I would have to suggest that using wifi for internet is Not an option.
i'm really thinking about getting this phone but its between the iphone and this and now i know they're not in the same group so to speak but they are both for sure one of the hottest phones so i'm stuck between which one to get if u could help me i would really apreciate it and also is there aim compatibility on the 9502 or do i have to download through some separate download onto it
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2008use divx for mobile to view avi, have it installed on mine, fantastic resolution, great playertanx to you.but please say me the name of this doftware and this version to download.for view avi format.if you have ,get me link of download.
I think its a pretty good device 2 have .But , I think its a kinda a big at the top of it .
my nokia 5110 is much better than this phone..but it's slight god too also.
Anonymous, 28 May 2008anyone has ideas about using 8gb microsd with this phone?the imate ultimate 9502 only supports upto 2 gb micro sd
hi, im thinking about getting the 9502,but concerned about the GPS ability, as it doesnt use a Sirf star III chipset. How does the GPS perform ? Does anyone know how it compares to a standalone GPS unit? Is the 9502 assisted GPS?
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