check this, apparently Nokia has plans for a similiar device.
This is the Ultimate PPC Phone and I am definently getting it when it comes out!!!!!!!!
Handset start-up Mobinnova lands smartphone orders from i-mate
Daniel Shen, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 24 October 2007]
Taiwan-based Mobinnova, a start-up handset maker that reportedly has strong connections with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), has landed smartphone orders from Dubai-based handset vendor i-mate, according to market sources in Taiwan.
Under the contract, Mobinnova will manufacture two smartphones, the Ultimate 8502 and Ultimate 9502, for i-mate with volume shipments to begin in the first half of 2008, the sources noted.
Both models will be built on Qualcomm's MSM 7200 platform and Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6 OS (operating system). In addition, the two smartphones also support GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a QWERTY keyboard.
Recently, i-mate switched its orders for smartphones from High Tech Computer (HTC) to Inventec, Arima Communications and China-based TechFaith Wireless. However, some models developed by the three contractors have been delayed, forcing the Dubai-based vendor to team up with a new maker, according to market sources.
It appears that Mobinnova has been following the steps of HTC in the development of high-end smartphones based on Windows Mobile OS and chipset solutions from Qualcomm, and that the company is set to compete directly with HTC in the near future, the sources asserted.
i used so far p1i,p990i,p990,a1200,nokia comunicators, my best is jasjar,2nd best is p1i,3rd best is a1200 now decided to end of all changes is 9502!! hope it will not be cancelled and available in kuwait as same time as other countries. accoding to comparrision it is the best for atleast next 5years!! so any one who got it first pls update us
About how much will this phone costs? and will there be expected problems with it? Looks like a great phone and i would love to get it, but is it worth the expense?
Yeah i hope they utilize the graphics chip. The tytn is only qvga and i heard its slow. this one definitely needs that graphics accelerator on the qualcomm chipset.
*crossing fingers for a january release*
slim - As far as I know the 7150 was cancelled... It is a shame, because it looked like a pretty good device.
narcszm - I hope you're right! And I also hope the 3D accelerator works in this one, unlike the TyTN II.
arghhh i was hoping they would come out mid december...:( but the wait lives on..and whats up with the 7150 is there any plans on that? coz id rather wait for that then..ne 1 that can update me
Go ahead and hold your breath, tawd. Both the Ultimate 8502 and Ultimate 9502 will be available in January.
sahil - it depends on where you are located. From what I've read online, it seems that some countries will recieve it sooner than others.. I may be wrong though.
I'm hoping it's available this January, but I'm not holding my breath...
Is there a modern PPC phone with camera that can not recording video?
Live photos of the 9502 look awesome...
the authorized imate shop in canada, told me that it wil be in stock in Jan of 08
slim - that's a good question, in fact, everyone is asking that! haha
Like I referenced to on the post below, some sites are saying it won't be out until jan/feb/march next year, but I've also found some websites offering a pre-order option for this phone, stating that they'll recieve stock around Dec 26th.. The 9502 is supposed to be officially released in Singapore right about now. Luckily IMate is also largely U.S. oriented, so it's possible that we'll be seeing it available at the end of this month... I'm crossing my fingers, but I have my doubts.
so how long till its out now? its already december 5th and i cant wait:P