Have been using the I-Mate 9502 for 2 days now.
Connected to the Telstra nextG network here in Australia.
The verdict thus far:
A little beauty!!
Sitting here on our lovely Bondi Beach, getting to know the product & i can't take my eyes of this beauty & i dont mean the two legged types this time.
Not since the old SE p910i has i feel, something as good as this thing come along.
good work I-mate.
You can use google maps cab download. www.google.co.uk/m then go to 'more' and then from there. Just make sure you're on an unlimited data plan!
Does anyone know where i can download maps and software for GPS navigation?
Try it, slim. you can always uninstall it.
I haven't seen 16GB tested but here is proof that 8GB SDHC Cards work:
what I understand is 777 breaks IE browsing on WiFi, but other browsers [like Opera] work OK and all other connections work OK.
yes it does support push mail like gmail.
ive got a question..if i apply the SDHC.777 patch can i use an micro sdhc upto 16gb on it? and does the patch cause any problems with the wifi as i read
v8dave - make sure you switch on GPS in wireless manager. it is off until you switch it on. COM9.
V8Dave, thanks alot for the review. I am really looking forward to buying this phone. I do not understand why you described the screen as not true VGA but only quasi-VGA. Is it not 480*640 pixels?? Please elucidate.
Anyone managed to get GPS to work?
I have tried different ports but no data?
What did you use to test it?
Had this phone 4 a week. simply the best pda phone currently in d market.
Heard a rumour, that it cant use SDHC card. Can anyone test, if it can use at least 4GB SD ?Thanks
I just got my 9502 at the weekend and I have to say I am well pleased with it. The speed is excellent compared to my old HTC Tytn II. Even with the same processor and speed, the 9502 is much smoother. Switching from Portrait to Landscape is much quicker. Keyboard is a bit smaller than the HTC and will take me some time to get used to it, but otherwise the build quality feels good.
The VGA display is excellent but as is usual with most Windows Mobile PDA's is a quasi-qvga and not a true VGA but saying that, text and graphics a much smoother on it overall. Battery life seems pretty good compared to my old HTC and I gave some 25-35% more at the end of the day with the same usage pattern.
If you are thinking of buying go get one, you won't be disappointed.
No gps navigation you say, but if I install tomtom navigator on this shit, it should be working like a normal gps, right, plotting routes and all... No ?
Have not used this device as yet. From anyone who has used it , is it possible to do Email sync up to folder levels.
Looks like a great device!
OMG!! This looks and sounds like a realy powerful device! Now this would make quite an upgrade from my current Nokia N81 Symbian S60 device.
Anyone in South Africa has this or know how much its going to be here?
Also does this have a seperate GPU 3D Engine like the Nokia E90?
Hi SteveJ, Seems like both of us are waiting for the same phones!
I was actually considering 9502 and SE X1 too. I do prefer the X1 more but then since my dopod 900 is failing me and I do not have any idea when X1 is going to launch, I go for the 9502 first.
So far this phone have been serving me well, the only thing is the battery life of the phone drain real fast.
Thanks alot Knight! I will be looking forward to your more detailed tests. From what you've said so far, it looks like the video drivers for 3D graphics acceleration have been enabled (unlike HTC TyTN II) so it looks like we could be in for a good time with this mini-computer.
I am so pleased that i-mate dared to give us a VGA screen where so many other companies have chickened out! VGA screens are the future. One cannot run or hide from this fact.
I am also delighted that I do not have to wait ten years till SE bring out the X1 to enjoy high definition mini-computing. There is so much of a furore over the SE X1 but nobody is quite sure of its release date. The earliest possible time has been given as September. Its specifications are similar to i-mate's Ultimate 9502 so I may as well try the i-mate.